Operation Empty the Cupboards continues

Two things, my friends. That is, two recipes that I’ve recently enjoyed both for their flavours and for their contribution to emptying my pantry. (We move three weeks from today, by the way. We were hoping to move earlier but our contractors are significantly behind. Our living room is still mostly a gutted pit. So…

Pesto season–it’s the most wonderful time of the year

Do you love basil? I’m sure you do, but do you love it the way I love it, i.e., do you think it’s the most delicious smelling food both in this universe and all other possible universes? If I had gotten married in summer, I would have had a gigantic bouquet made of freshly cut…

The cocoa powder has met its match

Last week, I posted about Operation Empty the Cupboards, mentioning some pantry items I was long on in sheer volume and short on good ideas about. Andrew gave me an excellent idea for dealing with both the nori and the quinoa, while I successfully used up some peas in a green split pea sunflower pie…

The end of stew season

Spring in southeastern Ontario is a perfect and beautiful thing. Warm, cyclable, sit out and readable days come early and everything gets so green so quickly that it’s easy to forget that it will soon be too hot to safely go outside, except at around 6 am. Haven’t been to Toronto during the summer? The…