Parma Ham and Parmigiano Reggiano in Parma

Parma Ham and Parmigiano Reggiano in Parma

Ryan, Sami, and I cooked our breakfast in our Modena hostel before leaving for Parma. We prepared our giant cheese-filled tortelloni from the market with pesto; cheesy-noodles with pesto; grape tomatoes; sausage; bread; peaches; and tea – and everything was exquisitely delicious. The three of us returned the car and then took the train to […]

Roast Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan

Roast Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan

This is a quick and flavourful way to prepare asparagus. Over the weekend, we visited Cooper’s CSA Farm in Zephyr, Ontario. For the past three years, we’ve been a member of their CSA (community-supported agriculture) and had shares in their vegetable, egg, chicken, and pork bounty. At the start of the season, the farm hosts an open […]

Caesar Salad Dressing

Caesar Salad Dressing

This is a fantastic recipe for Caesar salad dressing that I got from a friend’s mom. It’s tart, garlicky, with a hit of pepper, but without the extra anchovies. The egg acts as an emulsifier, blending the oil and the lemon juice into a creamy consistency. For food safety reasons, I used pasteurized egg in […]

Spinach Cheese Balls

Spinach Cheese Balls

Each year, Ryan and I go to our friends’ holiday Wine and Cheese party. Being cheese lovers, we are always looking forward to see and try the dozens of cheeses that all the guests bring. This year, the host made these warm and incredibly moreish spinach balls. I couldn’t get enough! These are a great finger […]

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