Next week is Purim, I haven't yet started cooking, so thought I'd link last year's post on hamentaschen (and Pi Day) and some links for new combinations that have caught my eye. Last year I used my favourite pie crust for the cookie. They were easy and amazing. The traditional fillings are lekvar (prune butter), apricot jam, and poppy seed filling. That has not stopped many from coming up with different and unique fillings. … [Read more...] about baking for Purim – Hamentaschen
Winter is soup season. While I would enjoy a soup, stew, or porridge at almost every meal year round, E prefers more variety. Last week I was craving something different to fill my weekly soup meal slot and this vegetable wonton miso soup recipe caught my eye. I've not made wontons in many years, so I knew it would be different. What I didn't expect was how amazing it would taste. I didn't follow the recipe exactly, my wontons … [Read more...] about soup season
As the weather is finally starting to become seasonal, my desire to turn on the oven and bake has returned. While on occasion I love a fruit pie, my absolute favourite is a root vegetable pie, with or without a smothering amount of cheese. I made the first one of the season for my birthday last month and saved some for lunch the following week. How do I make it? I cut up my vegetables and toss them with olive oil, salt, and a bit … [Read more...] about It’s pie season!
While I cook almost every meal we eat, I don't often have a large amount of time available for prep work. We've been moving away from processed food shortcuts and the latest food on my quest has been fries. I've finally found a method that tastes better than what I made when I pulled a bag from the freezer, and doesn't take considerably more time. Even better, they taste better! I use whatever potatoes I have on hand. My aha … [Read more...] about easy oven fries
It's that time of year. School buses are back, leaves are starting to turn, and the holidays are upon us. I'm scrambling to finish work and meal planning so I thought I'd share some photos of challot of years past. This photo tutorial is one of the clearer ones I've found for braiding a round challah. Yes, there are many videos online, I prefer this style of tutorial. I haven't decided if I'll follow my standard basic challah … [Read more...] about it’s time