Beyond BBQ Basics – Creative Ideas for the Grill

A number of years ago, my oven went up in flames – literally.  We ended up without an oven for a few months and this created the necessity of finding different cooking methods.  Necessity sparked creativity.  It was my daughter’s … read more

Healthy FAT is where it’s at..

Cruising the grocery store aisles I have noticed that there are still some low fat products out there…throwbacks to when we thought all fat was bad and we could replace it with refined carbohydrates and sodium-laced products instead. What grew … read more

MEZE (Mezze)

There are many spellings of this word as it appears in Persian, Turkish, Serbian, Albanian, Armenian, Lebanese and endless other cultures. Historically Meze refers to cuisines in the Ottoman Empire originating in Persia meaning to taste/snack. Every country has different … read more

Foodie Gifts for 2017

Cookbooks I know I never tire of getting new cookbooks.  Some of my favourites – Oh She Glows, Thug Kitchen, Flavor Bible, anything by Ottolenghi Cooking Class Experiential services are a great way to go when you are giving to … read more

Vietnamese PHO …say FUH!

Pronouncing Pho correctly ,especially when in Vietnam, will reward you with a delicious, aromatic bowl of comfort food. If you haven’t tried this tasty national dish from Vietnam you are in for a treat. PHO starts with an amazing complex … read more

Fall Farm to Table Dinner with Carolyn Herriot

Seasonally appropriate eating means focusing your diet around what’s available from the farm or garden, the focus of Carolyn’s Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook. Carolyn will prepare a dinner inspired by healthy local ingredients, simply and deliciously, with tips on how to … read more

Favourite Food Apps

Kitchen, Food and Cooking Apps by Kelli Etheridge Here are some of my favourite apps that make life easier when choosing ingredients, planning meals and cooking.  I’ve chosen all free apps.   Kitchen Dial This app is great for figuring … read more

THE ENERGY EDGE – How to get the most from your food

  Energy is defined as: The ability to do work or The strength and vitality for sustained mental or physical activity *Vitality/Vigour/Spirit/Verve/Zest/Spark/Enthusiasm/Ebullience/Exuberism   We would all like to have more energy or at least be able to get more energy … read more

Kimchi, a Fermented Korean Staple

I still remember my very first taste of kimchi.  I received a jar of homemade kimchi from my friend, Trish for my birthday.  The pungent aroma was followed by its deep, funky flavour. I was hooked and soon after I … read more