This is a new cookbook on the shelf. I didn’t technically buy it, but won it. But I guess I did really buy it because I had to pay into the prize fund…but who’s counting? I think this is the most recent book from David Rocco, an Italian Canadian author. He’s had television shows etc.… Continue reading Dolce Familgia: Eggplant pasta
My first foray into tarts left me wanting to bake an apple tart tonight. Maybe because I’ve got a cold. When I made the lemon tart, the leftover dough seemed like enough to make another tart, so I put it in the freezer. Out it came tonight. This apple tart seemed relatively simple – the… Continue reading French Brasserie – Maman’s Apple Tart
I’ve spent a lot of time perfecting pies, but have never made a tart. I set out to rectify that this weekend. I decided to use the recipe from the French Brasserie cookbook. And as long as I was at it, I decided to use his tart dough recipe as well. The dough was easy… Continue reading French Brasserie – Lemon Tart & Grand-Mere’s Tart Dough
I had been looking Turkish Delights the last few times I went to the grocery store, so I finally decided to get it. It’s a beautiful book, written by a UK based chef who has a Turkish father and partner. It’s a beautiful journey through the country and there are lots of recipes I want… Continue reading Turkish Delights – Stewed kale, chickpeas and bulgur
I bought a bunch of mushrooms thinking I would make risotto. But then I made asparagus risotto. So…what to do with all the mushrooms?! This is the first recipe I’ve made out of the Rachel Khoo’s Little Paris Kitchen. I normally wouldn’t have bought it, but my neighbourhood cookbook store was going out of business… Continue reading Little Paris Kitchen – Chicken with mushrooms and white wine sauce
Cabbage is actually one of my favourite things to eat. I love stuffed cabbage, and I love braised cabbage. Cook it in good things and it is lovely to eat! I needed a quick side for some other dishes I made (chicken, risotto), so I bought what felt like the heaviest cabbage at the grocery… Continue reading French Brasserie Cookbook – Braised cabbage
I love simple pasta dishes. This was a standard putanesca, but I left out the olives because I – gasp! – don’t like them! I’ve also made her carbonara a couple times, which I haven’t photographed. It was also tasty, even though I had to use regular ol’ bacon instead of guanciale.
I made this quite a while ago, so I don’t remember much about it. I do remember liking it! It’s basically quinoa and caramelized fennel with a tasty dressing. You also chop up fresh lime flesh and put it directly in the salad. Amazing!
I’ve been on quite the Middle Eastern cooking spree lately. I love the flavours of that region, especially in the dead of winter! This was a simple salad to make but delivered on taste. There are lentils and roasted beets with a lovely dressing. Looking forward to cooking out of this book more!
And it was lurking in my cookbooks. I’ve been experimenting with pizza recipes for a few years now. Mostly complicated recipes with 00 flour and long rising times in the fridge. Pizza was good, but not amazing. The dough wasn’t soft; it was often too dense. Likely because I can’t cook it at 900 degrees… Continue reading The pizza dough of my dreams…
I bought a new Indian cookbook. The author lives in Britain and the book is her family recipes. So far I’ve made Mum’s chicken curry, Daily Dal, Aubergine and tomato curry, roasted cauliflower and…the real show stopper – the naan! While the rest of the dishes were tasty, the naan was amazing. I followed her… Continue reading Made in India!
I hate brown rice. Am I allowed to say that in this era of demonizing everything white? But I had a bunch of leftover rice (wild and brown combined) that I had to figure out what to do with. To be fair, I didn’t exactly cook it properly so it was gummy. That certainly didn’t… Continue reading The Kitchn: Baked brown rice, lentils and cauliflower with cucumber yogurt sauce