Month: January 2016


Potato Spinach Gnocchi

Our weekly organics delivery basket included potatoes and spinach so I thought of putting them together in a gnocchi. I’ve done potato gnocchi many times before. If you’ve only had gnocchi from the supermarket packages, fresh potato gnocchi takes it to a whole new level.   To my tastebuds, the […]


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Chocolate chip cookies are pretty much everybody’s favourite sweet treat – except my daughter. Yup, she prefers microwave popcorn to homemade cookies. But I need cookies to survive. There are a million recipes for chocolate chip cookies out there, each claiming to be the best. I prefer oatmeal […]

Recipes, Soups

Squash Soup with Barley & Pancetta

Nothing is better than a nice hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day.   Squash lends itself to so many different flavour profiles that you have a lot of options. This is an Italian-based recipe from Jamie Oliver’s, “The Naked Chef Takes Off”.   It has become a […]

Desserts, Recipes

Chocolate Chip Vanilla Biscotti

Chocolate chip vanilla biscotti are a perfect crisp treat for dunking in coffee on a lazy Sunday morning.  I had always pressed my nose to the glass case in coffee shops looking at the biscotti, but couldn’t buy them due to my peanut allergy.  Traditional Italian biscotti rely on ground […]