Archive by Author

Roasted Garlic & Tomato Soup

Tomato soup and grilled cheese. Is there a better comfort food combination? The answer is “no”. There’s just something about dunking a crispy, cheesy sandwich into a big old bowl of tomato soup that is like a big warm hug. Instead of grabbing a can of Campbell’s from the store, treat yourself to this homemade […]

Continue Reading

Coconut Shrimp & Ginger Aioli

After a horrible takeout experience which saw us wait almost 3 hours for Thai food that never arrived, Katie and I decided to spend last Saturday making the ultimate Thai feast ourselves. The plan was to make our favourites – Pad Thai and Red Curry Chicken. While I was shopping for the ingredients at Kowloon Market, […]

Continue Reading

Thai Red Curry Chicken

It was Friday night. Katie and I had both had long weeks, so we decided that instead of cooking, that we would relax and pick up a 6 pack of beer and order takeout. I was actually looking forward to the break in the kitchen for once. Craving Thai food, we ordered a combo from one of […]

Continue Reading

Asian Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Earlier this summer, my buddy Al and I spent an entire day preparing and smoking 12 racks of ribs for a cottage feast. It literally took us all day, but we were okay with that. We sat back, enjoyed a few beers, talked hockey and music, and kept an eye on our beautiful baby back ribs, […]

Continue Reading

Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese & Rosemary Empanadas

I’m that guy in the office that brings his own lunch every day. Ever since I started working in Gatineau about 10 months ago, I’ve only gone out for lunch once or twice. Why? Well, part of it is economical. Bringing your own lunch is cheaper, and eating out is expensive. The other part is […]

Continue Reading

Homemade Peach Pie

I’m the chef of the house – Katie is the baker. When it comes to desserts and baked goods, she has really stepped up her game in the last year. Scones, cookies, muffins, crumbles, biscotti, and now pies. I swear, she has absolutely perfected the homemade pie crust. After testing out a bunch of different recipes, some […]

Continue Reading

Kansas City Smoked Ribs

Family Weekend Every summer, Katie’s Mom celebrates her birthday in mid July with a reunion of her side of the family that they call Family Weekend. With 7 sisters and a brother, Karen’s family is quite large. The weekend is a great celebration where all of the aunts, uncles and cousins gather at the Fleming’s cottage on […]

Continue Reading

Spicy Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps

Last year I visited the Urban Element on Parkdale for a cooking class called Live and Let Thai. This is awesome on multiple levels. First, it’s a Paul McCartney reference, which is awesome. Secondly, I love Thai food – and the Urban Element’s class did not disappoint. Chef Candice Butler taught us all about the tastes, flavours […]

Continue Reading
quinoa salad with avocado lime dressing

Quinoa Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing

Every Sunday night, I plan out our food for the week. I look at our hectic schedule, determine what we have in the fridge and pantry, and cross reference with any new recipes I’ve been itching to make. We typically make one or two of our “go-to” meals in a given week, and try out a few […]

Continue Reading

Sweet Potato Quinoa Breakfast Skillet

My latest kitchen weapon is a cast iron pan. I’ve wanted one for years, and just days after owning my first, I went out and bought a second in a bigger size. If you don’t own a cast iron pan, or know what makes them so amazing, you’re missing out. Okay, here are some quick […]

Continue Reading