Mushroom Quesadilla & Succotash

When I was just thirteen years old, I had my first job.  I was a dishwasher for Sunday brunch at this cute little restaurant in my hometown of Strathroy, Ontario, Canada.  At the time, it was called Michelle’s, after its owner, but now you can find it as The Clock Tower Inn. It was a…

A 4th of July in Good Company

Yesterday, we endulged our senses and spent a lovely Fourth of July in excellent company, eating and drinking merrily as we chatted and played with our wee ones. Accompanied by their dear friends who have been visiting from England, we passed the holiday with the Heaths, our friends here in New York, eating lunch, visiting…

Pita Pizzas

So, it’s been a while. One has the best of intentions to maintain, sustain a project; then life somehow gets in the way. After having spent 10 days in Europe for our family holiday, returning and hosting one of my best girlfriends chez moi for a weekend and preparing and hosting my daughter’s 4th birthday…

Enchiladas

When a friend suggests having a mom’s night out (or in this case, a Mexican mom’s night IN), you go! An opportunity to exchange stories, tell jokes all the while, eating tasty treats and drinking yummy cocktails is always a welcome event. Moms lead busy lives. Some wake up and go to work all day,…

Mary’s Pizza

Last weekend, we were honored to have been invited to the home of one of my husband’s colleagues, a successful fashion designer living in New Jersey.  We gladly accepted and were eagerly looking forward to a welcome escape from the hustle & bustle of the city, and the opportunity to get to know this lovely…

Summer Spring Rolls

Time: 30 minutes I may be jumping the gun a bit by preparing a recipe categorized as “summer”, but hey, here in New York, the sun is shining, the temperatures are rising, and the smell of summer is in the air.  However, in my opinion, a recipe as such could very well be prepared any…

Mini Enchilada Bowls

We recently returned from a trip to the west coast, Santa Monica, California to be exact, where my husband was brought for work, and we were fortunate enough to tag along.  When one thinks of California, they may think of sandy beaches, golden sunshine and warmer temperatures. So you can imagine how we felt when…

Potato & Octopus Salad

I remember the first time I tried potato & octopus salad.  It was my first Christmas in Italy, 2008. I couldn’t make it home for the holidays after just having moved three months earlier, and earning a less than desirable paycheck. A friend from Canada hopped on a plane and came to spend Christmas with…

The Sushito aka The Sushi Burrito

When it comes to challenges in the kitchen, there isn’t much that I won’t attempt. I may fail, and the good Lord knows I do, but I keep on trying.  When it comes to sushi, I have definitely met my match. It has got to be my single-most favorite style of cuisine, however it is…