Creamy Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala is one of my favourite “go-to” weeknight recipes. A family friend introduced it to us last year, and ever since, my husband and I have been hooked! Although I don’t have her recipe, I’ve practiced my own enough that I can do it without reviewing a recipe card. Thinly sliced chicken cutlets sauteed in…

Coconut Curry Chicken

One of my favourite memories of Thailand is exploring the market on Khao San Road in Bangkok. It was around the corner from our hotel, and every morning I woke up before my husband, impatient and desperate to get down there. Khao San Road is full of street vendors, food stalls, bars, and restaurants. I remember…

Golden Soup

Golden Soup is pack full of vegetable broth, cashews, cauliflower, turmeric, and garlic. I first came across Golden Soup on one of my favourite blogs – “Pinch of Yum”. It looked so beautiful, and exactly the kind of dish you want to be eating on a cold windy Fall day! I made a few modifications…

Homemade Pasta

I love homemade pasta. The first time I attempted the dough from scratch I accidentally used bread flour. My pasta was difficult to knead and didn’t have enough water to give it a smooth, elastic consistency. After realizing my mistake, I did some research online and found that 00 Flour is preferable. The second time…

Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

Rich, tender, melt-in-your-mouth braised short ribs are simple to execute. While the braising process for this beefy cut of meat takes a while, it’s always worth the wait! I love red wine braised short ribs throughout the fall and winter months. After a weekend of antiquing up and down Nova Scotia’s coastline and sleeping in a…

A Traditional Lobster Boil

There’s nothing I love more than sitting around our dining room table with friends and family sharing a fresh shellfish boil. Whether it’s lobster, crab, or shrimp, I typically stick to similar ingredients when seasoning the water, and I always pair it with a great bottle (or two) of local white wine. Tidal Bay is…

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Did you know that one cup of chopped red pepper has three times more Vitamin C than an orange? It’s perfect for cold and flu season. At least once every fall, I try to make a big batch of Red Pepper Soup. It’s warm, slightly spicy, and has an amazing depth of flavour. It’s a great…

Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a fast, easy, and delicious dish that uses some of my favourite combinations of spices. This Middle Eastern meal only takes about 20 minutes to make, and pairs perfectly with fresh pillowy flat bread or naan. I originally started making Shakshuka because it cooks well on cast iron and only uses one pan….

Whiskey Spiked Apple Cider

My Husband and I have a Thanksgiving tradition: We spend the long weekend outdoors. Whether it’s hiking, camping, canoeing, or just a backyard bonfire, we use the long weekend to try and grip on to the last bit of warm autumn air. This year, after a camping trip in the backcountry of Kejimkujik National Park,…

Homemade Lasagna

One of the things I love most about Fall is all of the warm comfort food. In my mind, the ultimate comfort food is a warm plate of cheesy savory lasagna! Homemade lasagna is a perfect weekend meal. It serves a crowd, pairs beautifully with red or white wine, and is a great compliment to a nice…