Entries Tagged as 'Cooking Chronicles'

Friday, November 9th, 2012

The Cooking Chronicles: Bits and Bites

To be honest, I haven’t really tried all that many new recipes as of late. In between our travels this fall, we’ve fallen back on tried and true dishes when at home – mostly due to a lack of time to bookmark new recipes, but also because there are more than a few wintery soups […]

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

The Cooking Chronicles: Breakfast Suppers

Having breakfast for dinner in whatever form is usually a treat, and always a great go-to when nothing else seems to be an option. We deviated from our usual formula of eggs, bacon and toast recently to see what other breakfast dishes we could concoct for our evening meals. Black Bean and Egg Tacos A […]

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

The Cooking Chronicles: Something Fishy

Though Mack and I both love fish, we probably don’t have it as often as we would like to. Part of that has to do with my fixation with having leftovers from dinner carry over into lunch the next day, and the reality of fish is that it should not be microwaved. Still, we do […]

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

The Cooking Chronicles: Soup for One

Last week, Mack’s UK and US colleagues were in town, so I was left to fend for myself in the kitchen while he was showing them the best of what Edmonton had to offer. The dish I reach most often for on such occasions is soup. Yes, I recognize that the blinding heat doesn’t seem […]

Friday, July 13th, 2012

The Cooking Chronicles: Calendar Inspiration

Recipe inspirations can come from anywhere – online, the newspaper, a television show. On two recent occasions, that inspiration came from calendars. Garlic Shrimp and Spinach Linguine The daily image on our kitchen Milk calendar has got to me before, but this time, the image of “succulent” garlic shrimp and spinach linguine haunted me for […]

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Cooking Chronicles: Perfect for Summer

Meals that are easy to throw together are a welcome addition to our kitchen any time of year, but it seems especially valuable in the summer, when we’re trying to make the most of those warm weather nights. Here are two recipes we tried recently that helped us do that. Mini Quinoa Cups Thanks to […]

Friday, June 15th, 2012

The Cooking Chronicles: Baked Comfort

As far as comfort foods go, baked pastas are pretty high up on my hit list. We definitely have our favourites, but I’m always willing to experiment with other recipes as well. We recently tried two new dishes, and one came out with much better results than the other. Baked Rigatoni with Béchamel Sauce With […]

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

The Cooking Chronicles: Classics, Old and New

In recent weeks I made two dishes, both classics in my mind, though one perhaps more recognizably so. Classic Italian Lasagna I went back to Giada’s very first cookbook to finally try my hand at lasagna. We’ve made stuffed pastas before, but we’ve never thought to make the layered version. Giada’s recipe required two separate […]

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The Cooking Chronicles: Spilling More Beans

Though we still do have a few cans in the pantry for emergencies, for the most part now, I’ve only been using beans and pulses cooked from their dried form. Prepared in large batches, then frozen in small portions for use in individual recipes, I’ve found the transition a lot easier than I expected. With […]

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

The Cooking Chronicles: Ham and Cheese Waffles

Every so often I come across a dish that grabs me, and regardless of the calorie count, I have to have it. This happened with poutine sandwiches, and again last week with another indulgent dinner. One of the housewarming gifts we received when we moved into our condo two years ago was a waffle maker. […]