"The trees are about to show us, how lovely it is to let the dead things go"-Unknown Summer certainly took a sharp turn here this year. Within 48 hours we went from sunny and 35 degrees to rainy and 15. The sun is starting to set earlier and is gone behind the horizon by 8pm.... Continue Reading →
Leek and Potato Soup
There are two things that I miss about Estonia. All of my wonderful friends, and predictable seasons. Saturday it was 23 degrees. Then 5cm of snow and 0 degrees on Sunday with the rest of the week looking to be about the same. Having grown up here, I'm used to not really truly getting a... Continue Reading →
(Vegetable) Soup For the Soul
“Anyone who tells a lie has not pure heart, and cannot make good soup.”― Ludwig van Beethoven I love soup. This is no secret. Anyone who has every spoken to me about food will know this. In the last 6 months, soup has also become a very big part of my diet and I don't think... Continue Reading →
Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs
I'm extra excited about this meal! Not to date myself, but many, many years ago, as a young woman with a serious lack of cooking knowledge, I decided to give chicken thighs a go. They're cheap and a great source of protein so I figured I would be able to eat well and also save... Continue Reading →
Chicken Tikka Masala
With our COVID numbers holding steady here in the province, the government has unsurprisingly extended their provincial health measures. This means another two weeks where I will have nothing but time on my hands. With this extension, I would be lying if I said that this second lock down wasn't starting to get to me.... Continue Reading →
Beef and Barley stew
Old man winter has come and settled over us finally. The days are short and my inspirational urges to write, even shorter. The only reasonable way to make it through these long winter months is to make soup and stew, and a lot of it. Beef and barley stew is usually a hit or miss... Continue Reading →
Banana Muffins For the Soul.
I've been stuck at home for the last few days and I tend to get antsy and anxious when this happens. I'm not an emotional eater... but I am an emotional cook and baker. Come to think of it, this is how this whole blog got started. Being stuck at home also has some other... Continue Reading →
The Great Turkey Soup Experiment.
It feels like it's been a lifetime since we had thanksgiving up here in the great white north. Life has been pretty crazy as well so I haven't had time to write much. I have made a point to cook though. One of my goals this year was to try to make a turkey soup... Continue Reading →
Apple Crisp… A Lazy Man’s Pie?
Say, do you remember when I wrote that I would get back to this blog and back to what I was doing in a previous life? Yea, me too. Life however, as I've so spectacularly learned, doesn't go according to plan. Between renovating the new place and starting working again, I haven't had much time... Continue Reading →
No More Boring Chicken (NZD #20)
Lately I've been working on adjusting my diet to better suit my increased activity level as well as my increased age. Along with that, I made a very important decision. I decided that I was worth spending the extra money on chicken for meals during the week. The issue with chicken, at least for myself,... Continue Reading →