The comforts of Fall

Most of my friends feel most like themselves in deepest, steamiest summertime. Fellow Torontonian Drake comes alive in the nighttime–as does my giant bunny, Sophie, who was busted in the middle of the night last night, jumping up and down in pure joy on the sofa, in the dark. I, however, feel most entirely present…

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…

Salad and cold tea will see me through these desperate times

Well, the hellish hot heat has returned with a slavering, evil-eyed vengeance and that means two very important things: 1) salad, and 2) cold drinks. (It means much more than this, of course, such as: I hate summer. I am confronted again with the climatological conundrum of winter vs. summer, i.e., you can keep putting…

The hellish hot heat

It is 7 am as I begin this post. I’ve been awake since before 5 am (MRI on my messed up knee–one of the much sought after middle of the night appointments. I only waited 2 months for it! Have you ever had an MRI? It’s rather like being in a mysterious torture device in…

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…