Ever since I started eating gluten-free, there have been a few comfort foods that I have been craving, and haven’t yet found a substitute for: stuffed pasta, dumplings, calzones, spring ...
This multi-grain loaf uses half buckwheat and half quinoa flour. The combination makes a dense and nutty multi-grain bread, with a crispy crust and a soft crumb.
Before leaving for our honeymoon in Paris, I asked my friends on Facebook for any Parisian suggestions. Everyone responded with delicious things to eat, and the treat that our friends recommended over and over was “an ice cream at Berthillon on Île Saint-Louis”. Well. I am not one to turn down ice cream. And after […]
One of the things Mr. KitchenOperas and I like to do when we travel is pour over the recommendations in the Lonely Planet guide to wherever we’re visiting. In the Lonely Planet Paris City Guide, I found a brief blurb on an absinthe bar: La Fée Verte at 108 rue de la Roquette, in the […]
While we were up on Lake Huron this summer, I had the opportunity to spend a little more time in the kitchen than usual. So I embarked upon a kitchen adventure: making pupusas. You may remember pupusas from my post about Emporium Latino in Kensington Market. They are Salvadoran corn breads stuffed with savoury fillings, […]
Macarons only weigh a few grams, but that’s enough to leave your senses quivering with pleasure. Their thin, crisp shell, slightly rounded shape, tempting colours and tender interiors draw devotees to devour them with their eyes, and caress their smooth surface. Their flavours solicit the nose and, when one bites into that crisp shell, the […]
It all started with a surprise… Post-wedding, I went out for lunch with my bridesmaid and fellow foodie friend, Louise. Over a spicy veggie stir-fry rice bowl (for me) & Chinese-style filled brioche buns (for Louise, both at Urban Bistro ) we caught up about everything that had happened since the wedding. We giggled and […]
As you may know, Nicole and I have a mutual affinity for anything related to pickles. From our Pickled Soprano Cocktails to Dill Pickle Hummus, we will attempt to put pickles in anything and everything. Last Christmas, her prezzie to me included a pickle-flavoured candy cane (sweet and pickle-y — weird and great for Christmas), and my prezzie to her included a glass pickle Christmas ornament. You could call us pickle obsessed.
Once upon a time, earlier this summer, Ashley took me to a secret vegetarian- and gluten-free-friendly brunch spot: E.L. Ruddy Co. Café. They do all sorts of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free muffins in a super-cute space with a really chill vibe. I ordered the Yelapa — scrambled eggs (or tofu), home fries, “refried” beans, housemade salsa, […]
Ok, after all that hummus talk, I’m dying to share more about everything we ate on our honeymoon in Paris! We were fortunate to stay in the 5th arrondissement, close to the Rue Mouffetard. The Rue Mouffetard is a street for food lovers — full of restaurants, cafés, cheese shops, fruit & veggie stalls, wine […]
Today is the birthday of my wonderful sister, Heather, who is just getting interested in food, cooking, and baking! And there is one thing I think every sister needs to know — it’s how to roast a tray of veggies. If you know how to roast vegetables, you can do so many wonderful things with […]