Za’atar Tortilla Strips for Salads and Snacks

I had girlfriends coming over for lunch with kids in tow a couple of weeks ago: girlfriends with lots of kids like me. My plan was to present a GIANT plate of Party Hummus and homemade pita chips. The problem was that it was HOT and I ran out of time and WHADDYAKNOW, no one [Read On]

Scallion Cilantro Lime Rice

This is swoon-worthy rice we’re talking about here today, friends. It’s a simple as cooking your favourite rice -be it long-grain, short-grain, white, or brown- as you normally would do. Whether you use my most beloved kitchen friend, the rice cooker, or a heavy-bottomed pan with a tight fitting lid on the stove-top, the next [Read On]

Soothing Lavender Aloe Skin Tonic

This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase after clicking them, I receive a small commission which in no way effects the price of the product for you. It’s nice when events conspire to inspire you, isn’t it? While in Maine for four days, I had a foot soak and massage at a lovely place [Read On]

JCPenney Surprised Me

Photo credit: Susan Getgood When BlogHer asked if I’d consider being a JCPenney brand ambassador I was a little confused. Why would a company that sold business clothing for women want me as a brand ambassador? BECAUSE I THOUGHT JCPENNEY WAS A LITTLE STODGY. Please note the past tense in that verb ‘thought.’ I’ll get [Read On]

Plantain Chips

While I was familiar with plantains and had eaten them several ways before, I had my first plantain chips ever while visiting Miami in May. I have since made up for lost time by FRYING ALL THE PLANTAINS. It’s easy as can be and yields a chip that is sturdy enough to dip just about [Read On]

Crispy Avocado Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Relish

When I visited Plano, Texas last month on business, I went out to lunch at the Taco Diner Plano Legacy. I had a taco sampler plate and opted for a combination of Puerco Al Pastor tacos and vegetarian Crispy Fried Avocado tacos. Some of the grilled pineapple from my Al Pastor tacos fell onto my [Read On]

Cheese Tray

Cheese. It wouldn’t be too far a stretch to say I live for it. In fact, I’m spending today on the road driving to Maine to hang out with some of my favourite bloggers and some of the excellent people at Cabot Cheese Cooperative. Cheese plus bread plus fruit plus a little good sausage equals [Read On]

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

There are a few things that I know are surefire hits with my menfolk and near the top of that list are grilled things, bacon, and hot dogs.  When I combined them the other night, the result was an evening of my young men promising me all sorts of doing of chores and favours if [Read On]