: Pumpkin loaf provides comfort on a crisp harvest morning, while fresh brewed coffee and a cheese slice complete the offering.  | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Rediscovering home baking revives timeless traditions

Summer has gone by so quickly. Farmers are in the fields, kids are at school in some form or another, and commerce is slowly making a comeback. Throughout these uncertain times, the one thing that has remained constant is the daily job of nourishing ourselves with food. The change, however, is that we have gone […] Read more

Cranberry chicken satisfies after a long work day.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Late summer bounty can be put to good use in the kitchen

The later stages of summer signal our garden harvests are in full swing. I try to use fresh fruits and vegetables in meals I prepare to keep us hydrated naturally as we head back to school, out to the field or to the office. Hydrating our bodies is important not only during summer, but all […] Read more

 Nothing beats good conversation over a hot coffee, cinnamon bun and fresh berries on the side. | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Casual dining fare goes well with summer company

I always enjoy my visits with friends and family. Many live far away, but when we congregate on the beach or on the deck it seems that no time has passed and we fall back into days of laughter, reminiscing and getting to know each other again. Part of the fun is preparing food that […] Read more

: Summer berry trifle doesn’t need to be a complicated dessert. Instant pudding and store-bought angel food cake make it quick.  | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Summer a time to savour flavourful dishes

What an interesting year it has been. We had to adapt to staying at home, planning menus based on what was in the pantry and experiencing togetherness with our families like no other time in recent history. This slowed-down lifestyle reminded us of a time when life was less hectic. I enjoyed having everyone around, […] Read more

Try roasting a chicken in an Instant Pot. You will not be disappointed.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Garden produce is a good fit with roast chicken

As we manoeuvre through the spring of 2020, we have learned to appreciate how important good health, good people and good food are to the quality our lives. We have been reminded of how precious life is and how quickly our normal can change. Many Canadians have been faced with having food choices limited or […] Read more

Let your baking inspire your creativity with decorated cupcakes.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Extra planning needed to cook for Easter this year

Canadians are experiencing a crisis like no other we have known. We are a society on the run, and being told to stay at home is certainly not our normal. I am guilty of not being organized and running into the grocery store as I need things or to satisfy food cravings on a particular […] Read more

Slow cooker a big help in busy spring season

On the calendar, spring is officially here. The Canada geese and wild birds are announcing their arrival with playful honks and chirps. Fresh clipped pussy willow bouquets adorn our homes and the sound of trickling water is nature’s music to our ears. Puddle jumpers will be finding their rubber boots to welcome spring with a […] Read more

Add sautéed cabbage to your plate to bump up the flavour experience. | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Try some new recipes this spring

Spring traditionally brings with it a sense of renewal. This can mean trying a new recipe, learning something new and, of course, opening up the windows and letting the fresh air in. The winter decor can be packed away and the pastel pillows and throws are on the sofa and beds, while the dining table […] Read more

Easy chicken taco soup has just the right amount of spice to bring comfort on a cold winter day.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Spicing up the kitchen can keep us warm from the inside

When the weather outside has us chilled to the bone, bringing some spice to the kitchen can warm us up from the inside. Spicy foods are stimulants, they increase circulation, which in turn, raises your internal body temperature. I am sharing a few of my favourite spiced recipes with ingredients that can be used interchangeably […] Read more