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Epic girl’s weekend promises future fun!

Last weekend I skipped adulting and took a 3 day girls trip that had been planned since last summer. We took my favorite trip to my happy place - Toronto - and enjoyed many of my favorite things. Lunch at Peter Pan Bistro, their Brussels sprouts salad is a literal salad dream (roasted and fresh … Continue reading Epic girl’s weekend promises future fun!

So long, but hopefully not good-bye forever

Marijuana, weed, sticky icky, Kush, grass, reefer, Mary Jane or whatever it is you choose to call it Canada’s choice to legalize cannabis has made the leafy green plant one hot topic. Or is it many hot topics.... I think it’s too many topics, so many in fact that people both new and old to … Continue reading So long, but hopefully not good-bye forever

Super Easy Mushroom Soup

I’ve had more than one person mention that some of my soup recipes seem hard, take a long time or just have a lot of steps making them too involved. Bone broth, stocks and the effort they require are not for everyone, so today I thought I’d make a quick soup that can start with … Continue reading Super Easy Mushroom Soup

Short Cuts keep the weekend Low Key and Easy

As far as weekends go, this one has been pretty low key. I’ve been fighting a migraine in my neck for over a week, the doctor decided muscle relaxers needed to be my friend and after calling in sick one day and suffering through the other three I was scheduled to work I was ever … Continue reading Short Cuts keep the weekend Low Key and Easy

Inside out Grilled Cheese … Revisited

When I was making soup today my mind automatically started thinking about the best dipping options I had in the house. Soup with great broth just screams for a dipper on the side. All of the bread on hand was a little stale and baking something fresh felt too hard. Bacon drippings appeared a few … Continue reading Inside out Grilled Cheese … Revisited

Easy Monday Chicken Bean Soup

2 cups dried soup mix - beans, peas, lentils, barley - soaked overnight and pre-boiled for about one hour 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs either roasted or pan fried 2 litres stock - chicken, turkey or vegetable 1 750 ml bottle strained tomato 2 sticks celery 1/2 green pepper 3 cloves garlic 1 medium white … Continue reading Easy Monday Chicken Bean Soup

Spicy Jack Queso

4tbsp butter 4 tbsp organic wheat flour 1tsp each salt, garlic powder, onion powder and dried thyme 2 cups grated spicy Monterey jack cheese 500 ml whipping cream, warmed Melt butter in saucepan over medium high heat. Mix flour and spices together before adding to hot butter. Cook for a few minutes until raw flour … Continue reading Spicy Jack Queso