Happy Happy New Year, my dear Kitchen Operas readers! How lovely it has been to spend time with family, friends, and relaxing over the holidays — I hope you all had wonderful celebrations as well. Mr. KitchenOperas and I hosted dinner for 17 (!!!) on Christmas Eve, and had such a lovely time with everyone. […]
In this recipe, massaging the kale with your hands makes the leaves wilt a bit so that they are tender enough to enjoy raw. And it’s one of those activities that’s calming for you… even though you’re the one giving (not getting) the massage!
I got a text from my lovely friend Nicole, asking if we could make Pumpkin Pie Popsicles. Of course, my answer was an enthusiastic “YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!”, and we made them on our very next date!
Ash and I got together this weekend for another hummus date! We started with a PERFECT yoga class that has set the gold standard for yoga classes to come — it was a vinyasa class and had a really great flow that kicked our butts. I’ve started running this year, and have noticed that I […]
I’m still savouring the wonderful Thanksgiving dinner we had Sunday evening. The food, the company, it was all just perfect. I proclaimed this morning that we should celebrate American Thanksgiving as well, just so we can do it again next month. Michael did such a wonderful job as our host. We all had individual place […]
As delicious as the Chanterelle Tortellini Aglio e Olio were, Louise and I decided that we wanted a second stuffed-pasta option. And so, Butternut Squash Tortellini in a Sage Butter were born: This is a very traditional combination of flavours, and for very good reason. Butternut squash + sage = heaven. And on a side […]
So we’ve been eating out a lot due to some schedule craziness around here, and last night I wanted a really nourishing and delicious dinner. But all I had in the house were some really weird odds and ends (tomatillos, alfalfa sprouts, red lentil stew, rhubarb, mushrooms), and a whole bunch of squash. I’m saving […]
There’s a veggie food blog I read, Food Blog and The Dog (Cook Eat Live Vegetarian), where somehow, every post is something I want to eat. This was especially true of the Butternut Squash and Chickpea Crumble with Caramelised Onions, Cream Cheese & Oaty Cheddar Topping. Which looked so divine, I had to make it […]
One of my favourite new traditions, is to start the new year with a bowl of lentil & pumpkin soup. It’s a tradition from Nigel Slater that I borrowed from his hunger-inspiring account of what he cooked and ate in a year, The Kitchen Diaries. This year, I had on hand a red kari squash […]
It’s Fall, and it’s getting chilly here, so it’s all squash all the time. And this time, it’s a lasagna! I changed up the squash, and this time sliced a butternut squash lengthwise and popped it in the oven. (If you’d like proper directions, check out: my post on how to roast squash). Along with […]