Lust for, Long For

Lust for, Long for.  My weekly list of things I’ve loved on the web and I think you should check out!   This post on Canning Tomatoes from eatliverun.com. Imagine. January. Yummy tomatoes. Yep. Since I discovered Chicken and Dumplings a few years ago, I’m hooked.  These Chicken and Parmesan Herb Dumplings are on my […]

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How to freeze fresh spinach

Freezing Fresh Spinach

I recently found myself with a gigantic bag of left over fresh spinach.  So I froze it. Did you know you can do that?  Weeellllll, you can. Here’s how (and you guys, it’s really tough, so pay attention….): 1. Make the decision to freeze your fresh spinach BEFORE it starts to wilt and go yucky. 2. […]


Lust for, Long for

  I spend a lot of time on blogs. Food blogs mostly, but I also love DIY, Family and Lifestyle Blogs. I get up an hour before my family to read blogs.  Call it “research.”  Many of the recipes I make are inspired by some of the amazing food I blogs that I’ve been reading for […]

Lust for Long for

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Peaches n’ Cream Baked Oatmeal

Ok yum.  Seriously. One bite of this Peaches n’ Cream Baked Oatmeal and it’s 1989 and I’m watching Sharon, Lois and Bram and eating instant oatmeal out of a cream colored bowl with little brown flowers on it. And I poured the milk from a bag people. That’s where this takes me. I don’t know what […]


Grilled Peach and Prosciutto Arugula Salad

August is a strange month.  It doesn’t carry anticipation of the summer that July boasts and it doesn’t hold the weight of the “new beginnings” associated with September. August is stuck there in the middle, a little lazy, a little too hot and little bittersweet.  Summer is still hear….but it’s almost gone and people get a […]

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Jean's Butterscotch Pie

Best Served Warm – Butterscotch Pie 3

Every person has a story. Our stories weave together and eventually become known as History. Our personal history mostly.  But even those of us who never achieve notoriety in the written history of the world often take our places in a space just beyond written record. A foot no doubt dipped into the framework of a […]


Beat the Heat with this Vegetable Curry Pot

It’s the middle of July and it. is. hot. Just as I expected it’s no walk in the park being 6 months pregnant I the middle of summer.  My morning coffees have changed to iced coffees and I’ve taken to working on my laptop on the deck in the evenings to beat the end of day […]

Vegetable Curry Pot

Perfect Summer Caprese Salad

The Tomato Sin (and a recipe to prove it.)

Can we just talk about tomatoes for a minute?  Please tell me you’re not still storing them in the fridge.  You are!? Well stop. Right this minute. Before you start squinting your face and google-ing this to see if it’s really true, just listen for a minute. It’s a tough concept when someone tells you […]


Best Served Warm 3

I grew up 3,835 kilometres away from my Grannie and Grandpa Thompson.  That’s a long way. If I’m being honest I have to admit that my memories of times with them can be counted on 2 hands.  Each memory is a few days long and even as a child I recognized the importance placing these […]

Best Served Warm

Grilled Chili Lime Corn on the Cob

Try Something Sunday – Chili Lime Grilled Corn on the Cob

What is it about making and eating food outside that makes everything taste just a little bit better? For me it’s a combination of a few things: 1) The fact that I’m not heating up my house and messing up my kitchen relaxes me and make the cooking process more casual. 2) Almost anything tastes […]