Mushroom Bruschetta

Ingredients: 4 cups Mixed mushrooms – any type you prefer! I use shitake, portabella, button, and any other types I can get my hands on 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves of garlic 1 shallot or 1/2 onion, finely chopped 1 tsp fresh thyme 1 tbsp butter 1/4 cup white wine 1/4 cup cream Salt … Continue reading

Jamaican Me Hungry!

A couple weeks ago, we had an impromptu dinner party at our place featuring some of our favorite Caribbean-inspired dishes. The menu ended up consisting of Jerk Chicken, fried plantains, curried apple and pineapple slaw, and festivals. We topped it all off with a pineapple upside down cake with rum caramel. As promised, here are … Continue reading

Tomato, bocconcini, and artichoke salad

This is a salad I created one day on a whim for something light. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. For those who haven’t had bocconcini before, it’s like little round pieces of fresh mozzarella cheese. Ingredients: 2 containers of cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half or quarters depending on … Continue reading

Apple Dijon Coleslaw

This is a favorite among all of my barbecue guests. Just the simple addition of apple and mustard give a traditional creamy coleslaw new life! I was inspired to create this one based on a coleslaw I tasted at a small bed and breakfast in Bedeque, PEI. Apple Dijon Coleslaw Ingredients: Salad: 1 head of … Continue reading

Cucumber Salad

I made this the other day and a friend of mine tried it for the first time and loved it. This is another recipe I got from my soon-to-be Mother-in-law. Cucumber salad 3 large Cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced 1 tsp Salt 1 small Onion, chopped very finely 4 Tbsp Cider Vinegar ½ cup White … Continue reading

It’s all Greek to me!

Here in Halifax, we have a pretty significant Greek population. Because of this, every year, we have an awesome Greek Fest! As a tribute to this, here are some of my great Greek Recipes. Pork Souvlaki 1 lemon, juiced 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tbsp Greek Seasoning … Continue reading

Mango Salsa

This is a salsa that I make fairly often. It goes great in a wide variety of recipes. I’ve used it with Jerk Chicken Quesadillas (you’ll have to wait for that one), chicken, or even on its own with tortilla chips! Here it is: Mango Salsa: 3-4 ripe mangos, finely chopped 2 tbsp jarred jalapenos … Continue reading


Ever think Mexican food is limited to boxed taco kits? I want to prove that it’s way easy to make your own Mexican dishes from scratch. Recently we had a Cinco de Mayo party at our place, and these were some of the dishes I made! Let’s start with the things you should always have … Continue reading