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It’s not ‘Miller time’ anymore; exploring the world of craft beers

It's a great time to be a beer drinker in this country of beer drinkers. A craft beer revolution has been going on in Canada for the past few years and it shows no sign of letting up. — Read More —
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The Mighty Cast Iron

During a recent spring cleaning of my kitchen cupboards I came across my old cast iron pan. I've been so caught up with acquiring and test driving the latest in pan inventions, somehow this had been pushed to the back shelf. Never again. — Read More —
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My New Favourite Margarita Recipe

I'm usually a diehard lime on the rocks kind of gal. But every once in a while in a new margarita flavour comes along to knock your socks off. — Read More —
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B.C. Spot Prawns Now In Season

It's that time of year for seafood lovers. And if those of us who are lucky enough to live on the west coast needed another reminder of why this is the best place in the world to live, our local spot prawns are it. — Read More —
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Cool New App

I cherish my library of cookbooks and refer to them often for ideas. But the problem with books is they don't change. I think I've memorized half of my grease splattered collection and am now moving a lot of it into storage. I will always love the books and seek out new ones, but lately I'm hooked on a the new app from the folks at Food52. — Read More —
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HOW TO COOK FOR A CROWD (without losing your mind)

A friend of mine recently complained that she has 19 relatives coming for dinner this Sunday, and she's in charge of cooking. She wanted to know, how was she going to pull this off with the help of no one other then her 12-year-old? — Read More —
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Anna’s Test Kitchen – Hummus deconstructed

To become a good cook, one has to be open to learning. And there is nothing better then discovering super-easy-to-apply tips that have a big impact on the final dish. Tips like letting pizza dough sit for a couple days before making your pies (it gives the crust that tang) and cutting the sugar in cookbook desert recipes by 10% (most deserts are too sweet). Some of this wisdom is gathered by trial and error, some comes from all those cookbooks I read and some comes from hanging around real chefs. — Read More —
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Perfect Roast Chicken

If you ever want to win me over, make me a roast chicken. For me, this simple dish perfectly straddles the line between comfort food to be inhaled alone while wearing fat pants, and classical fare suitable to serve to even your foodiest friends. — Read More —
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Bake(d) Sale Coming Soon – The Road to the Legalization of Pot

I'm looking forward to the day when the prohibition on marijuana comes to an end in Canada. It's a promise the Liberal government made during the election campaign and appears to be one they plan to make good on. It's not going to happen tomorrow, but as far as I'm concerned, the sooner the better. I'm anxious to get baking. — Read More —
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Game Day Menu

Hey Superbowl fans, your time is now! Truthfully, I couldn't care less about football, but as many people know I'll take any excuse to throw a party. Here's the list of tried and true recipes I'll be serving on Sunday.  — Read More —