Kitchen Reno Week 2 – I need pasta!

We are well into Week 2 of our kitchen renovations…..during week one we already pushed the delivery of the kitchen cabinets back one week which meant rescheduling the delivery of the appliances and the installing of the granite, etc….. My husband bought me two portable burners so I can start cooking ‘real’ meals and not […]

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Dessert in Chianti

Last year my good friend Linda and I went on our first Rustico Cooking tour to Umbria and Tuscany led by our charming hosts Micol and Dino. We were part of a wonderful group and made good friends. We attended hands on lessons on making home made pasta, went truffle hunting, watched chefs prepare their […]

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Kitchen Renovation – Week 1

We have survived week one of the Kitchen Renovation. They’ve knocked down one wall. The electrician installed a new fuse box and installed new switches, the boxes in the ceiling for the pot lights. The power was turned off for a few hours which meant no internet and no coffee! Great excuse to go to […]

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Now the kitchen’s closed!

Today, on Thanksgiving Day (in Canada), my kitchen is officially closed! Instead of my family and I celebrating Thanksgiving with my good friend Linda and her family at their auberge (Auberge des Gallant) I am hearing the the banging and noise of old kitchen cabinets, floor and sheet rock being removed to make way for […]

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Let the Projects begin!

Today is the beginning of our bathroom renovation. In the event you are thinking how a bathroom renovation can be linked to food, I will make my case. Besides, writing about it keeps my insanity stable. Bathroom Project: Day One: Demolition Yea!!! Finally those horrible tiles are gone! The bathroom renovation was an after thought […]

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Penne with Roasted Vegetables and Ricotta

  One night last week I absolutely had no idea what to cook (you wouldn’t think that would happen as I am surrounded with cookbooks and binders of recipes.  Well actually it was of those hot, humid days (no excuse, we have central air conditioning in the house) and although I was hungry I didn’t […]

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Trifle Cake

During the summer when fresh berries are in abundance is the time I make trifle cake. Actually it’s my version of a trifle recipe I have been making for years. The trifle is basically made up of lady fingers or sponge cake layered with fruit and custard and topped with whipping cream. My trifle cake […]

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