a supper retrospective + recipe for Thai Mango Chicken

I realize I haven’t written about food lately, but it certainly isn’t for lack of cooking. There’s plenty of that going on in our house. It’s just that by the time I sit down at my computer, my brain wants to head in different directions. So here’s our week in suppers: 1. Pan-fried pork chops […]

Best Recipe for Pastitsio, a Hearty Family Favourite

I love pastitsio but find it often tastes bland when I make it; at least, it’s bland compared to the flavour explosion that is my friend Marina’s pastitsio. Hers is the true Greek version, full of hearty meat, a thick layer of sauce, and yummy grease that soaks through the pasta, making it impossible to […]

Recipe: Chickpea, Feta and Carrot Fritters

I discovered this recipe for Chickpea, Feta and Carrot Fritters in a new Donna Hay cookbook I found at the library. (Thank goodness for the cookbook section of the library because I wouldn’t be able to keep up with my cookbook-reading habit otherwise!) I love Middle Eastern food and had been craving felafel, so this […]

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Spaghetti & Meatballs with Winter Pesto

Using a package of baby spinach from the grocery store and some frozen meatballs from the local butcher shop, this recipe came together in under 30 minutes. The spinach pesto is quite different than the summer basil pesto I’m used to, but it’s still very yummy and makes lots of extras for a later pasta […]

A Supper Retrospective

I really love menu planning because it enables me to satisfy all those food cravings I get on a regular basis — and believe me, I get plenty because I love food so passionately. Before being organized about menu planning, I’d lust after a particular dish for weeks and weeks before getting around to making […]