Archive for the ‘recipes’ Category

Coffee cake is one of my favourite foods to bake: it’s simple and delicious, and beats paying big bucks per slice at cafes. I had some cocoa lying around in my pantry and decided I should figure out a way to get it into a coffee cake. However, recipes for this sort of thing seem […]

This year hasn’t been the first that I discovered the joy of lazy recipes — I posted about cold brew coffee and no-knead bread a while back. However, I’ve made more additions to my slacker recipe collection since then. Breakfast is a glorious thing and pancakes are delicious. But I have to admit that even with […]

A couple of years ago I got a subscription to Cook’s Illustrated, a fabulous food magazine. It has a few distinctive features: no ads! this hugely increases my happiness in reading the magazine cover-to-cover the recipes are written like science experiments the interiors are all black-and-white, with some photos replaced by schematics or pencil-sketch-style drawings (see right) I’ve added quite […]

Yesterday I found myself face-to-face with salmon to cook for dinner. I have been lucky enough to have a certain special someone cook coriander-spiced pan-fried salmon with jalapeño-mango-pineapple pan salsa on previous occasions, but this time I was on my own. So, what to do? The internet came to my rescue and like my previous […]

Classes are almost done! This means more free time for me and hence, more cooking! I brushed off a recipe that I received as part of Great Road Farm‘s excellent CSA last year. The CSA was quite an excellent culinary experience: we cooked and ate really good beets for the first time, as well as watermelon radishes (pictured at right), […]



When we were still in Switzerland, Sara picked up a copy of Le Larousse du chocolat, a book by a renowned French chef Pierre Hermé. As the name implies, it is a dictionary for all chocolatey things. While it’s a little tricky to find exact substitutes for the ingredients in some recipes (like bicarbonate de sodium […]

It has been great to be back in Toronto for the holidays! I have seen a lot of sorely-missed old friends and got great presents from my family (props to my brother’s megaman magnets). So far with Sara (who got me a wonderful coffee grinder) we have made: open-face apple pies… it was supposed to […]