Monthly Archives: February 2014

Bell Pepper and Artichoke Heart Pasta

I began with artichoke as the protein inspiration in this dish and thought that it compared to mushrooms in earthiness.  Luckily, all the munchkins enjoy artichoke as much as my siblings did, so I had a good go to for … Continue reading

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Mother’s Salmon Hash

When we are looking for a home style breakfast and I don’t want to cook, there are two places we go.  The first is quick and easy, filling to bunches of munchkins, and fine for wandering little cousins.  It’s Flavourspot. … Continue reading

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Valentine Baking

Baking, like math, is a science. When I’d sit down to take a math test, I’d do my best, turn it in, like tucking a cake in the oven, and think, “That went well.”  I was always surprised when it … Continue reading

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Comfort Food: Guacamole

When I make guacamole, I hardly think about it at all.  I wander around the kitchen picking up the ingredients and mashing them into a bowl until a little mound of green goodness appears.  It’s not always that easy though. … Continue reading

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Black Eyed Pea and Turkey Soup with Cornbread

My mother would say this is a good recipe to cook up at New Years.  In the south, Black Eyed Peas are typically eaten for good luck at the beginning of a new year.  I don’t recall ever being at my … Continue reading

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Turkey Day in February

Like most American mothers, I cook turkey once a year. One of those years I cooked it twice, in order to test recipes before the big day. I quartered the bird and prepped it four different ways. The munchkins thought they … Continue reading

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Quiche with Proscuitto

Few of my cookbooks carry a quiche recipe and it had been years since I’d made one on my own.  The munchkins love them though and with enough extra ingredients I can love them too.  During pregnancy eggs disagreed with … Continue reading

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