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Where to Eat in Las Vegas

From Boulud, to Ramsey, to Bastianich, world-renown chefs have been flocking to Vegas, turning Sin City into a culinary mecca. I just spent a few days there and I ate. How I ate! — Read More —
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Your guide to cooking oils

Last week's post about olive oil got me thinking about all the other kinds of cooking oils in my cupboard and how to use them best. Because there is no one type of oil for all cooking and baking. Unsure of when to use palm oil over peanut? Read on. — Read More —
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Nectar of the gods (olive oil 101)

Reader Donna Gibson wrote last week asking for guidance on buying olive oil. It's a subject I've written about before and one we covered a few times on various Anna & Kristina shows. But in recent years olive oil has been revealed to be an industry riddled with imposters, misleading labeling and confusion. So here's a refresher on how to choose a good one and how to use it properly in your cooking. — Read More —
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Peach Bounty

Those who regularly visit this blog know I've been obsessed with making pies lately. Peach pie in particular. This year's peach crop across the continent may be the best ever and I just can't get enough. But a girl can't (or shouldn't) live on pie alone. So I've been working on a few other peach centred dishes to help round out the day.  — Read More —
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I really love your peaches (pie tips to win you the blue ribbon)

Every once in awhile I become obsessed with making a certain dish; cooking or baking it over and over again until I get it right. Most recently it's been all pie all the time and I have given away no less then a dozen this summer. It is fruit season after all. — Read More —
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Wimbledon Weekend Brunch Menu

For anyone taking in Wimbledon this weekend, you'll need an appropriate menu. Of course, all tennis loving Canadian patriots will be glued to the set as our golden boy Milos Raonic will be the first Canadian man ever to compete in a Wimbledon Grand Slam final. No pressure, Milos. — Read More —
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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 —