The Joy of Oatmeal, and Breakfast
I was sitting in my local ramen place, Shinobi noodles, waiting for a bowl of tan tan men when I made a shocking discovery: Jesse doesn’t eat breakfast.
Lemon Curd, Delicious and Vegan
Memorial day weekend in New York city: after an unseasonably rainy month of May, summer heat has finally rolled in; it’s sultry out. On the stoops of Bushwick, locals hide in spots of shade, sipping iced drinks.
Everybody Loves Jalapeño & Pineapple Cornbread
It’s another Tuesday in our topsy turvy Brooklyn apartment and Mike asks me to make cornbread — or I should say more cornbread. Just the night before, we had polished off a batch, companion to a pot of use-up-the carrots-that-have-been-in-the-freezer-too-long lentil soup.
Thyme for Salad
It’s always time for salad… or thyme for salad (depending how much terrible puns offend you) - except when it’s time for something that isn’t salad, like soup, or Belgian waffles, or soft shell crab bánh mì with pickles and jalapeños.
Chocolate Chip Coconut Slices
Trout Lake is surrounded by a park called John Hendry, although few people seem to call it that. John Hendry was a lumber tycoon (which is a fittingly Canadian thing to be) and had a sawmill there, until his daughter Aldyen donated the land to the Park Board.
Let's Make Brownies
Join me on a January afternoon in Vancouver, British Columbia, sidewalks turning slick with rain. Vancouver doesn’t mess about ― none of those non-commital Irish days here, teasing you with damp and drizzle.
Apricots in Winter Coats
My cat Rumptious tells me I should pay him more attention. He pokes me in the ankle as I roll balls of apricot and almond between my palms and dip them in vanilla bean speckled white chocolate.
I Dream of Oranges and Avocados
Let’s talk about orange and avocado - two foods just begging to be served together, and yet before I accidentally created this dish from the dregs of my larder, I never knew it. Orange’s sweet tanginess is the perfect counterpoint for the creaminess of avocado.
Breaching the Finger Biscuit Fortress
This week I baked a cake, a terrible, wonderful cake - a cake so deliciously decadent it re-aligned my concept of decadence. I may forget everything else about this week, in fact I think I already have - but this cake has left its mark, and it’s in indelible chocolate.
Date Nut Truffles
Date nut truffles, fudgy, flavourful, and oh so good for you… These truffles have some impressive stats: vegan, raw if you buy the ingredients with care, sweetened with dates, full of healthy nut oils… and yes, delicious.