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Chicken Parmigiana

28 May

chicken parmigianaI read an interesting quiz on a food blog recently asking people to name their number one kitchen fear. Which got me thinking…what is mine? It didn’t require much contemplation actually – I have no idea about frying anything and I find it very daunting. How do I know if the oil is hot enough? But now is it too hot? What do I do with all that oil afterwards? And in the end none of my questions are ever answered because whatever I was thinking of cooking would never compare with the cracking fish and chips from the coast anyway – so I just end up making something else. Continue reading


Baked eggs on Easter Sunday

1 Apr

baked eggsEaster Sunday is just wrapping up in Van and it was an amazing day. Spring is well and truly settled in here: flowers are everywhere, people are sunbaking (wrapped partly in blankets, but sunbaking no less), I wore my pluggers for the first time in months and months, and we got back out on the hiking trails to do what Vancouverites do best – enjoy the great outdoors. Continue reading

Turkey and fennel meatballs with spaghetti

25 Mar

turkey meatballs
Our family never ate spaghetti and meatballs when I was growing up – there was spaghetti bolognese, there were rissoles, but never “spaghetti and meatballs”. I have never ordered them in a restaurant, and never cooked them in my own kitchen. Until last week. Continue reading

Goan beef curry

22 Jan

goan beef curryWe love cooking a big, warming Indian curry in this house. I especially love the exciting way in which the treatment of the spices gives a different flavour profile, depending on if they are toasted or not, ground or left whole, or added early or late in the cooking. Continue reading

West Coast eating and living and a Kale Salad

6 Jan

Roast pumpkin and tomato kale saladWest Coast cuisine is simply sensational. I love the culture surrounding food here – local, organic and seasonal. And people don’t just talk it, they really live it. And I guess part of that is actually having four seasons in the year. For me, the experience of living in these seasons for the first time makes every season seem like it is the best season … and then the next season rolls in and it is so different from the last, and so great for all its own reasons. Continue reading