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Trail Mix Trappings

Everyone loves a good old fashioned trail mix. They are a delightfully addictive mixture of salty and sweet and a variety of textures. I don’t usually like to eat peanuts, but all of the supporting flavors in this really make them really come to life.┬áThis is one of my favorite recipes and can be made […]

Pesto Perfection

Pesto has always been something that I have had a love/hate relationship with. I love the idea of the flavor that is bright and herbal with notes of wonderful freshness and nutty flavor with just a hint of creaminess from the olive oil. I find that a balance between the ingredients is often sorely lacking […]

That Asian Food Craving: Part 1

Deep down, we all love the “chinese food” from that certain place. We crave it, the crisp veggies and rich flavors. Beef with Broccoli, Cashew Chicken, Lo Mein, Mongolian Beef, Orange Chicken… We love the mixes of sweet and spicy, savory and fresh. Why is it we think that it’s only possible to have these […]

Pot Pie Dreams…

One of the dishes I crave most is pot pie…but not that weird store bought stuff…the creamy, indulgent and flavorful sort that I had once tasted at a restaurant. One brimming with not only flavor, but with colorful vegetables, and yet a mild, soothing, and oh so very satisfying delectable tasty happiness. One of the […]

Tickled to be Pickled

My Father’s family is Ukrainian and Polish, so I often joke that it’s pickle juice in my veins. The Ukrainians and Polish love their pickled foods. I can’t say that I am a huge fan of all things pickled, but I appreciate a well thought out pickled thing every now and again. I was thinking […]

Soup is for the Soul…

I have often marveled at how soup creates a desire in my soul to savour the moment and to take the time to ponder life. Sometimes I throw together a basic chicken noodle soup merely to bask in the warm of it’s soothing reflective powers. Every bite stirs another look deeper into my very soul. […]

Steamy and Loving it

                      I love few things more than steamed vegetables. Fresh and flavorful, they melt in your mouth, yet still have a satisfying crunch to the finish. (this all depends on how you like yours steamed, I like a tad bit of life left to mine) […]

Is It Done Yet…?

One of the hardest things to learn when cooking is whether or not meats are done. It is something that I always struggled with, and I was always absolutely aghast at the thought of serving someone under, or over-cooked protein. I learned a lot of tips and tricks working at the meat shop, but teaching […]