family dins

Serious dinner-making ensues! Helen stirs the soup! We made Thai butternut squash soup from the Moosewood Cookbook, but adapted to include fried tofu! See C is for Kitchen for recipe. Uh-mazing. We also made roast potatoes and the leftover butternut squash seasoned with rosemary and thyme. 45 minutes in a 400F oven = perfectly crisp, […]

mistaken for magic

Is it amnesia? Amanaemonesia! Hello great dance moves in a green unitard! *** Some jolly Christmas scenes: Vegetarian Christmas dinner! Orzo, mushroom and chard stuffing, cranberry-pear sauce, sautéed carrots, and broccoli nuggets. *** Went for a family Boxing Day walk at Ashbridge’s Bay this afternoon – felt positively spring-like (welllll sort of…in any case, nothing […]

happy home time

Things get a little crazy when my sister is home for Christmas! One must always bake something on Christmas Eve…normally we do cookies but today I feeling a nice seasonal loaf. Cranberry pumpkin loaf with sunflower seeds. Recipe from Joy of Baking – my go-to resource for baking ideas 🙂 1 cup (120 grams) fresh […]

la la la latke

A proper Canadian winter has been late coming to KDubs this year, but finally we’ve got a some snow! Somebody needs winter boots… Saturday afternoon walk, waiting for the steam train to pass. Bleak. But still kind of nice. Food to stay warm: curried vegetables and tofu in coconut/red curry paste/spicy spicy sauce. Today, armed […]

cheerio, chaps

Feelin’ the Christmas cheer! My friend and I had a rather productive cookie baking session on the weekend…ginger snaps, coconut chocolate cookies, and cranberry pistachio shortbread. This baking sesh was helped along by two food discoveries: Earth Balance buttery sticks and soy nog! Thank goodness for health food stores and their ridiculously named products. All […]


Oh yeah, it’s crunch time. Submitted my last beast of a planning assignment today and just have one paper and one exam to go! YA YA YA YA. Simple meals have, of course, been the name of the game. Oh ABBA. Roasted squash, sweet potato and zucchini! With quinoa and some weird hummus sauce I […]


Oh yeah, it’s that time of year when I start making nonsensical exclamations and exploding in giggle fits! And I’m extra spirited this year because I’m DIS CLOSE to finishing my undergrad degree – just two assignments and one exam remain. I am feeling decidedly more positive about the future since I found two grad […]