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.