How to Make Sun-dried Tomatoes on the Barbeque or Smoker

Tomatoes on the outdoor smoker

With the first few red leaves poking their heads out at me through my den window, I realize it’s a bit late in the season (for those of us in southern Ontario at least) to post about using up a tomato harvest. However, the bulk of our garden tomatoes are still sitting in a Rubbermaid […]

10 Real Food Zucchini Recipes for Fall

10 Real Food Zucchini Recipes for Fall

Zucchini is the perennial bully of our raised garden bed, sending out tendrils that choke out the more delicate cucumbers, tomatoes, and eggplant around it. But we plant it every year because even in bad years we get a glut of vegetables with very little maintenance. For the first week or two of August, fresh […]

8 Reasons to Make Your Own Baby Food

Blueberry baby food mustache

I promise every post won’t be about baby food, but with an eight-month-old at home it’s where my head is right now. That eight-month-old is loving food, which we call “hamoo” (Polish for “food”). Or at least she’s loving pureed hamoo…maybe it’s because she remains toothless that she dislikes any kind of lumps or chunks. […]

Recipe: Samosas Deconstructed

Samosas: Deconstructed

I don’t include many recipes on this blog because a) there are literally millions of recipes already on ye’ olde Internet and b) because I’m less creative in the kitchen that most of the other folks who post them. I am infamous for getting stuck in ruts (getting out of them is one of my […]

Homemade Breadcrumbs

By now you know all about my very real struggle to find whole wheat bread, so I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear that I’ve not been able to find whole-wheat breadcrumbs either. This has never bothered me much because I feel most foods made with breadcrumbs are carb-heavy to start with, and certainly don’t […]