Sunday, 30 September 2012
Thursday, 27 September 2012
We eat homemade pizza probably around once a week. Usually it fits the same formula: pesto, veggies, some meat if we have it, cheese, into the oven bip bam boom, done. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but when I stumbled across this recipe, I had to try it!
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Fall is most definitely in the air. The leaves here have mostly turned, and started falling, and the mornings are crisp and clear. I was feeling inspired by fall, and all of the pumpkin recipes I have seen on Pinterest, and decided to try a Pumpkin Ginger Loaf.
Monday, 24 September 2012
It is week two of my attempt to cook all the dishes from the Around the World in 80 Dishes blog. Last week, I randomly chose Korea, and cooked Beef Bulgogi, aka: Korean Barbecue in a lettuce wrap. It was really amazing, and a great way to start this adventure off! This week, I randomly chose El Salvador from the list. The dish? Pupusas!
What are pupusas? A type of corn 'cakes' filled with anything you want, most typically cheese and beans. Sounds good to me!
Since the recipe on Epicurious had some pretty scathing reviews questioning its El Salvadorian authenticity, I decided to use a recipe from Food.com, which is called 'Authentic Salvadorean Pupusas'. I'm not sure I knew what I was getting myself into work-wise, but I certainly had an educational and pretty tasty El Salvadorian adventure.
Sunday, 23 September 2012
Fall is officially upon us. I have a love/hate relationship with fall...I love the beautiful colors on full display, and I love that it is still warm enough to wear shorts outside in the middle of the day (26 degrees here today!), but I hate that impending feeling of doom. Maybe it's not felt the same way in other places as it is here in Calgary, but the feeling here is that winter could actually hit us any day. A few years ago we were hit with a foot (!!) of snow in late September, before the leaves had even dropped.
This all probably sounds very pessimistic and dramatic, but the end of this story is that I decided that I should try to embrace fall, and the fall produce that is around. In case you haven't noticed, pears are pretty abundant these days!
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Monday, 17 September 2012
First up was Beef Bulgogi. This name isn't particularly appetizing, but as it turns out, it is a VERY appetizing dish! Really, it is Korean Barbecued beef on a lettuce leaf wrap. It was soooo good!
Saturday, 15 September 2012
Thursday, 13 September 2012
Does anyone else watch Food Network while they work out? It is kind of counter-productive; by the time I am done, I am HUNGRY! A few weeks ago I was watching Throwdown with Bobby Flay, and it was a battle of the Cioppinos. Both Cioppinos looked amazing, and Bobby actually beat the competitor! I couldn't get that episode out of my head, and absolutely had to try Bobby's recipe for Cioppino.
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Monday, 10 September 2012
Saturday, 8 September 2012
This meal was one I cooked up on Labor Day, and it was really delicious. Everything was full of flavor, and despite using chipotle peppers (which I have had problems with making my dinner too spicy for me to eat!), this time they added just a touch of spice and smokiness.
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
This week-end we went camping, and for the first time in his life, the BF had a s'more! He is Australian, and Australians just don't do the whole s'more thing. I know, they are missing out. After we returned home from camping, I wanted to keep the s'more party going, and thought what could possibly go better with a s'more than Kahlua?
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
I think I went through the five stages of grief prior to Labor Day this year. First off was denial, which involved drinking raspberry daiquiris in protest of the end of summer. Next was anger, bargaining, and depression. Finally, this week-end, I reached acceptance, acknowledging that summer really was coming to an end. I wasn't about to let it end without a fuss, though! I wanted to make a special drink for my final summer cocktail. This recipe had been on my mind (and pinterest account) for weeks.