“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. ”   -Luciano Pavarotti

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Tomato salad with Basil dressing

Isn’t it funny how the simplest of foods can sometimes be the most calming and comforting? I’ve been on a bit of a roller coaster of emotions the last couple of weeks with the knowledge that my book will be hitting the shelves in a month’s time. I’ve asked my team from Penguin to involve […]

Slow-Cooked Beef Brisket Chili

Even though it’s still quite cold in the mornings and evenings, signs of Spring are popping up everywhere. Our “Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” is sporting a few blooms, the leaves on the tree outside our bedroom window is starting to return and the air has that fresh Spring scent to it. Yet, I still yearn […]

Roasted Ratatouille Pasta

When I told my kids that we would be having Ratatouille pasta for dinner last week, they were ecstatic. Not because they like the dish (they had in fact never tasted it before) but because of the movie. They are just obsessed with the little rat, Remy, who is bitten by the cooking bug and […]

Cheesy Corn Cakes with Spicy Avocado Salsa

Sometimes, words just aren’t enough to convey exactly how much I really love a specific dish. This is a prime example of that. Therefore, I’ll only tell you that these little corn cakes served with spicy Avocado salsa is pretty much one of the most delicious things I’ve tasted in a really long time. The […]

Prawn Cocktail Salad

When I entertain, most often I don’t serve a full 3-course meal. I find that puts too much pressure on me as the hostess and cook. When I do decide to go the 3-course route however, I like to keep things simple and re-work old favourites that are sure to impress. Here I decided to […]
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