The Hearth and Soul Blog Hop

I have been participating in the Hearth and Soul blog hop for quite some time now. The thing that drew me to it is the ethos behind it, which recognizes that food is so much more than just nourishment for our bodies or something to eat. Food is home, family, memory, and a connection to Read More…

Beef and Barley Stew

My Mom always made the most amazing stews. In fact, my Dad bought her one of those special clay pots that were so popular back in the 1970’s, and she used to love using it. Mom often put pearl barley in her stews, both to ‘stretch’ the meat and to give the stew flavour. I Read More…

Easy Veggie French Bread Pizza

I’m not going to mention brand names, but there are definitely some French bread pizzas out there in your grocer’s freezer cabinet. Thing is, I can promise they don’t taste as good as my recipe, and they cost more. And that is before we begin to talk about the things those brands add to their Read More…

Spicy Mango Chicken

My family is funny with spicy food. My husband loves a good Indian curry, but really isn’t into Mexican food at all. My son and I adore Mexican food, but curry? Well, not so much. The ones we do like are milder. My son likes coconutty, fruity Korma but me, I prefer to keep fruit Read More…

Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home Friday

Once again, I’m very pleased to be co-hosting this foodie blog hop with the Hella D of Helladelicious and Alex of A Moderate Life. The linky is called Feed Me, Tweet Me, Follow Me Home and it is a true blog hop. This means, that if YOU wish to run the hop on your blog, Read More…

Happy St Patrick’s Day

Happy St Patrick’s Day!! This young lady is the reason I have Irish blood. She’s my Grandma on my Dad’s side, one Mary Elizabeth Eddis from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She left Ireland in 1920 when she was not quite as old as the century, with a group of girls heading to Canada to work in Read More…

Let’s Do Brunch

I am excited to announce that the lovely Chaya of My Sweet and Savory and Bizzy B. Bakes has asked me to partner with her in hosting Let’s Do Brunch. Brunch is one of my favourite meals, and brings to mind lazy Sundays and long summer afternoons. Sometimes though, brunch for me is when I Read More…

Shrimp and Vegetable Risotto

If you asked my family what their favourite comfort foods were, risotto would probably come in the top ten – and my Shrimp and Vegetable Risotto with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto would definitely rank high on the list of their favourite risottos! Risotto truly is the ultimate comfort food, both for eater and cook, as Read More…

Seven Day Meatless Meal Plan from The Vegetarian Society

I’m not vegetarian, but I am keen to limit the amount of meat my family and I eat and am always looking for ideas for great vegetarian meals. However, for those wishing to make a more sweeping change to their eating habits and completely embrace a vegetarian lifestyle, the problem of what to eat on Read More…

Easy Veggie Risotto

Although risotto has a reputation for being a bit of a fiddle to make, it’s actually only the stirring that requires any real effort, and you really don’t have to stir for all that long. In fact, I can have a delicious Easy Veggie Risotto on the table in not much more than thirty to forty Read More…