Archive | February, 2014

How to Please an Irish Man – The Best Shepherd’s Pie

23 Feb

So. What is the secret to pleasing an Irish man? ………………………………………………………………………………. 😉 Just kidding! I know. Resorting to potato jokes is so played out. Forgive me. It wasn’t too long ago that I found out first hand that people actually use potato jokes.  For some reason, I find that hilarious AND I find it even more hilarious […]


Garlic and Basil Oil Pasta Sauce

18 Feb

So I didn’t have time last weekend to make a big batch of tomato basil sauce. And, I forgot to take my sesame shrimp cakes out of the freezer in the haste to get to work this morning. What’s more? While braving the gale force winds, I was wholly uninspired to make an extra pit stop at Marks and […]


Lemon, Rosemary and White Bean Poached Salmon

13 Feb

February feels like a crazy busy but deliriously monotonous month.  With Christmas long gone and summer yet too far away to feasibly start imagining, I feel like I need something special to keep me going. The novelty of colder weather and short days has worn off and I am hunting for some fresh flavors and a splash of vibrancy to make […]


Toasted Marshmallow Brownie Crumble

10 Feb

I love toasted marshmallows.  And, when I say love I mean L O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O V E. I roast them over the grill during summer and when its too cold outside […]


Cucumber Carrot and Dill Salad

9 Feb

Clean cucumber. Sweet carrot. Grassy dill. Vibrant lemon zest. Tangy vinegar. Fruity olive oil. Pure simple bliss. This salad is crunchy, fresh and delicious – the essence of each element shines through with a spotlight on each ingredient’s own unique and glorious raw beauty. A quick side dish recipe, this salad is perfect for your harried weeknight repertoire. For a well rounded […]


Simple Thai Noodle Stir Fry

5 Feb

A simple Thai noodle stir fry. This is a really quick and easy weeknight meal that I have made over and over again ever since I learned the original recipe from my (almost) brother-in-law who was taught the technique from a Thai friend. Its a very versatile recipe – you can use chicken, shrimp or even tofu and any […]