Today I realized I hadn’t posted anything on this blog for the last month and a half…since starting this blog over three years ago, it’s been updated fairly regularly, and while there have been slow months, there has always been a few new recipes each month…until now…almost. Coming to that realization, I knew I needed to take some time today and at least post one thing, because I feel really bad about how neglected this blog has become.
For those who have been sticking around, I thank you! I definitely don’t want to neglect the blog, and have no plans to stop blogging, it’s just been a very busy several months. All though things are quite busy, it’s awesome and a blessing when starting your own business! Although I have been away from the blog, I’ve been doing plenty of food related work. I’ve continued shooting recipe videos and blogging for tablespoon.com, creating and managing a visual marketing campaign for Ayden Kitchen & Bar (Top Chef Canada winner Dale MacKay’s new restaurant), and more recently becoming the video editor for a hunting TV show! It’s been a busy few months, and I don’t see it slowing down, but i’m learning a ton, and getting better at managing several projects at once!
Posted in breakfast, Dinner, Egg, Healthy, Vegetable
Tagged breakfast, breakfast squash, dinner, egg, healthy, low carb, pasta alternative, spaghetti squash
The Breakfast Pizza – the end of a trilogy! This also marks the 4th day in a row that I have eaten pizza. I can’t complain though, pizza is a wonderfully balanced meal in my eyes (and stomach)!
I figured it was time to try making a breakfast pizza, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint! Not only did it gift my nostrils with the pleasant aroma of my breakfast favourites, the flavour was wonderful! Combining breakfast classics onto thin, airy pizza crust, how could you go wrong? Well you can’t! Unless you burn it of course…
Posted in breakfast, Cheese, Dinner, Egg, Pizza
Tagged Bacon, breakfast, breakfast pizza, cheese, egg, green onion, ham, how to make pizza, no knead pizza dough, Potato, thin crust
Baked eggs have been on my food bucket list for quite some time now, although I don’t actually have a food bucket list (it’s more just a mental list). Maybe I should start one and share it with you guys? We can eat our way through it together! Now i’m on to something…
Posted in breakfast, Easy, Egg, Give Away, Lunch
Tagged baked, baked egg cups, breakfast, brunch, easy, egg, egg farmers of canada, get cracking, giveaway, Goat Cheese, group, ham, oven, recipe, spinach
Being new to collard greens, I am quite the fan, the large, hearty leaves make a great vegetable side dish, or a great vehicle for other ingredients! Although I kind of failed at this being a healthy recipe (see: bacon & cheese), using a collard green as a wrap instead of your typical tortilla style wrap, is a great low carb alternative! Of course if you want deprive yourself, you can take out the bacon and cheese, making it uber healthy! I say spoil yourself though, put the good stuff in!
Posted in breakfast, Egg, Healthy, Vegetable, Wrap
Tagged alternative, Bacon, breakfast, cheese, collard, collard greens, egg, green, healthy, low carb, onion, recipe, scrambled, vegetables
Although this isn’t necessarily a traditional Eggs Florentine (as it doesn’t have any sauce to go with it), it does stay true to “Florentine” which is used to describe a dish with spinach. Regardless of semantics, this was one tasty combo! I mean, I was expecting it to be good; crunchy hashbrown topped with sauteed spinach, feta cheese and topped with a fried egg, running it’s yolk all over the place. You’ve got a win right there. But this was just awesome! All the flavours came together so well. The textures complemented each other, the saltiness of the feta went great with the spinach. I will definitely be making this again!
Posted in breakfast, Easy, Egg, Lunch, Potato, Vegetable
Tagged breakfast, brunch, cheese, crispy, egg, eggs florentine, Feta, feta cheese, fried egg, Garlic, hash, hashbrown, Potato, recipe, russet, spinach
Even though I love salad, for whatever reason, I never make it for myself. With that realization, I decided it was time to experiment. After tossing some ideas around (bad pun?), this is what I came up with!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Egg, Lunch, Salad, Side
Tagged Apple, earthy, egg, Garlic, hearty, leeks, Lemon, lunch, mushroom, pine nut, recipe, Salad, side, spinach, yolk
It has finally arrived…the infamous Souffle!
I knew at some point during JC100 this recipe was going to show up in our inbox, and though slightly terrified, I was very excited to try my hand at it! Now I’ve gotta have a little sympathy for the poor old souffle, it’s gotten a pretty bad rep as being a difficult dish to make, but it really is quite simple and I can happily say mine turned out wonderfully! (Admittedly, I have never had a souffle, but after researching a little I think the flavours and textures were spot on!)
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Egg, JC100, Side
Tagged baked, cheese, child, egg, egg white, french, gruyere, jc100, julia, mastering the art of french cooking, savoury, souffle, swiss, the way to cook
So Julia Child is trying to tell us that homemade mayo is easy? Pfff… yeah right…okay… fine, she was right. In fact, she was more than right. To continue on our cooking spree for week 12 of the Julia Child Challenge, we opted to try making Julia’s homemade mayonnaise in a food processor. Now this is the REAL way to make a class act mayo. Let’s get to the recipe before all of your sandwiches start to feel lonely. Continue reading
Posted in Easy, Egg, Gluten Free, How To, JC100
Tagged easy, egg, food, how, Mayo, mayonnaise, processor, to
Looks like I have been forced to bake again for this weeks Julia Child recipe.
This time it’s the Charlotte Chantilly with strawberries, a wonderfully creamy dessert encased in delicious homemade ladyfingers. As was mentioned on my previous baking effort, which happened to be my first for the blog, I had earned myself a 100% track record by successfully baking the Reine De Saba.
Now maybe my confidence was a little too high this time around, as I successfully completed the difficult part (though not very), of baking the lady fingers, I felt like I was on track for another success… Well folks, I was then graced by my very first minor baking disaster! As I was beating the egg yolks and sugar for the Chantilly, everything was going great. I had beat them until ribbony and pale yellow, then continued beating over not quite simmering water until hot to the touch, then proceeded to the last step of beating them while chilling.
This is where disaster strikes and my brain fails.
Posted in Dessert, Egg, JC100
Tagged aux, beaten, chantilly, Charlotte, child, cream, creme, cusine, dessert, egg, fraise, framboise, french, jc100, julia, ladyfinger, mastering the art of french cooking, strawberry, week 9, whipped, yolk
After making Julia Child’s Rolled Omelette several weeks ago for the JC100 celebration, I’ve been using that high-heat method to cook my eggs ever since. It’s super quick and results in the amazing soft and creamy eggs. So one day as I’m making eggs, I happened to have goat cheese in my fridge and chives in my freezer (chives freeze great if you didn’t know!). Now I love the combination of eggs and chives, as well as goat cheese and chives, but it occurred to me that I had never put all three together. Fortunately that problem didn’t last long. Soon after, I was chowing down on the most delicious, creamy and flavourful scrambled eggs I have ever made! If you’re a goat cheese lover like me you NEED to make these!
Posted in breakfast, Cheese, Easy, Egg, Fresh herbs, Lunch
Tagged breakfast, cheese, chive, creamy, easy, egg, fluffy, goat, quick, scrambled, soft