The image of the scallop shell is steeped in history and heraldry, but since my beloved loves scallops themselves, I recently made her the traditional shellfish in a white wine sauce, known […]
I’ve been searching for flour and yeast since the first days of panic buying, but it disappeared faster than toilet paper. Now, I’ve come across a very small supply of both and […]
All the food I’ve been cooking while in lock-down has been comfort food. And it’s working! I’m feeling comforted. I’ve also put on 11.5 lb. A less than welcome outcome, but who […]
Has the world gone crazy? First there was a panic to lay in stocks of toilet paper. Now, I can’t find a packet of yeast anywhere. Flour is also hard to find, […]
Here we are in self-isolation, the whole world now included. As a writer, I believe I’ve been in training for this situation all my life. And as “a writer who cooks,” I’m […]
With a five-day window in our upcoming trip to UK, we’re trying to think of somewhere in Europe to visit; a cheap, quick flight to an intriguing destination, where we’ve never been, […]
As we move away from red meat in our diet, I’m trying out various forms of soy meat. Some of this fake meat tastes real. Others, I’m not so sure.
In winter comfort food is necessary for the good of the soul, which means a good fry up has to be on the menu. My search for new ways to present fried […]
When I first wrote about shakshuka in the spring of 2013, almost no one knew what it was, let alone the name, but now there are plenty of spots in Toronto which […]
If you think of tomato soup as the ultimate comfort food, then this is for you. But our ancestors thought the plant poisonous and just grew it for decoration.