Posted on Monday 23 March 2015

at mom's
Our usual sort of potluck. Brought some veggies and rice. You can see what is. Tried to make her whipped potato myself but I’m out of practice. Not as airy and smooth as hers.

tea biscuits
Tea biscuits that mom always makes and sends home for Brian.

12:11 pm
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Onion Soup

Posted on Friday 20 March 2015

onion soup
Topped with blue cheese. It’s better straight.

onion soup brunch
Leftover onion soup with cheddar.

And a perfect pear.

12:08 pm
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Climb Every Montagnolo

Posted on Thursday 19 March 2015

magnificent cheese
Montagnolo cheese from Nicastro’s. Oh my. Perfect blue. [Dang you Flickr. At no point did I choose 75x75 picture in iframe. Why was that default today. Making my life harder for no reason.]

blue cheese
On cracker beside mushroom chestnut risotto with garlic and pepper stuffed olives.

roasted chestnut
Cucumber and chestnut.

12:05 pm
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At a Thing for Chocolate

Posted on Wednesday 18 March 2015

A Thing for Chocolate
The crepe with pecans, brie, brushed with maple syrup get me almost every time.

Triple chocolate cheesecake
Triple chocolate cheesecake with the middle layer fluffy and and the top layer dense and the bottom a little firm, a little crumbly. Dagnabit, I think he’d got it nailed.

12:24 pm
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Irish Enchilada Casserole

Posted on Tuesday 17 March 2015

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Now this should be up at Planet of the Scapes at the Centretown Buzz now here or soon. Gluten-free, and a casserole so good for reheating.

The trick is pre-boiling the thin thin thin potatoes so it cooks in less time than Potato Dauphinoise.

The enchilada sauce from scratch is really fast and depends mostly on using a good tomato sauce. As plain and flavourful as good crushed tomatoes. We tried bottled and canned and the bottles of crushed tomatoes from Nicastro’s was best.

Happy St. Paddy’s Day.

12:38 pm
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And there she rests

Posted on Monday 16 March 2015

Because life can’t be all mac and cheese or cereal, cannolli from Pressed.


12:26 pm
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‘shroomin’ and puddin’ it there.

Posted on Friday 13 March 2015

Cooking some mushrooms until they brown, serving with garlic chive microgreens over grits.

And later, “vegan pudding”

"vegan pudding"
Vegan pudding. Like Hell Yeah It’s Vegan but I left out the butter, halved the sugar, added a little almond extract. It’s basically thickening almond milk with a little cornstarch. While still hot, spooning over some blueberries.

12:07 pm
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