During my quest to finish up the frozen pumpkin in our freezer, I really wanted to try a savory recipe. I’ve often seen swanky restaurants and chefs on tv combining pumpkin and pasta, but this was the first time I tried it – and I loved it! Just remember to use the pure pumpkin purée, not the sweetened and spiced pumpkin pie filling! Continue reading
I completely forgot about making these until my boyfriend requested them! I made them last year around Canada Day, so I’m a couple months late this year but I’m sure they’ll still turn out great! Continue reading
A little while ago, when my friend Vanessa was visiting, my boyfriend Steph and I made her spaghetti and meatballs with homemade sauce. While the sauce was bubbling away, Steph wanted to add a little cinnamon – and my immediate reaction was something along the lines of “Are you crazy!?!”
A few days later, I was still thinking about his suggestion. I thought back to when I made moussaka – the cinnamon works so well in that recipe, so I started to change my mind – maybe there are other places for the tomato-cinnamon combo. Then I stumbled upon this recipe (from CHOW again). The chef, Michael Bulkowski, is heavy handed with the cinnamon in his tomato soup. I decided to give it a try – again, with a couple tweaks: Continue reading
I have a bit of a rule in our little one-bedroom apartment: if it’s hot out, you can’t turn the oven on. That’s just life with no AC – lots of cold drinks and cool showers just to make it through those 30+ degree days. But the truth is, I really miss baking and each fall I get into it as soon as the nights become a little chilly. When we needed to wear hoodies on the balcony the other night, I knew it was that time of year again!
We also have a little project going on to clear out our freezer – it’s getting a little overstocked for just 2 people! Time to use up all those odds and ends wherever possible. Continue reading