Kitchen Party: Sweet and Spicy Green Bean Pomegranate Chestnut Fry

Pomegranate season usually runs from October to January in the Western hemisphere, and possibly longer this year as the full-on bone-chilling cold hasn’t fully hit us yet. I don’t know about you, but I’m welcoming the extended stay, especially that grocery stores are practically handing them out right now. Green beans are not in season, but I […]

Kitchen Party: Spicy Coconut Milk Leek Soup

I hate the cold. Hate is a strong word, and I’m using it very purposefully here. I wish winter didn’t happen, and that fall (which I generally love) was sunny and a bit chillier, and then lead back to spring. I’ve noticed that people who have some attachment to winter tend to like it: people […]

Halloween Kitchen Party: Walnut Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes

While S is a big fan of the holidays, O tends to be less festive. But we both love food, so it’s a good place to meet to celebrate Halloween. Pumpkins are a staple in Halloween everything. All it takes is a short list of facebook friends with kids to know what we mean. Plus, […]

Kitchen Party: Sour Cream Pesto Drumsticks & Potato Almond Green Bean Salad

The best thing about home cooking is the aroma of food filling up the house. This meal is sure to make you feel comfort as the fall creeps up on us and we get ready to spend more time indoors. I haven’t been cooking meat much lately, but last week Fiesta Farms had good deals […]

Kitchen Party: Farmer’s Market Spaghetti Squash

When you live ridiculously close to a grocery store (104 size-8 steps, door-to-door), it’s hard to be convinced to buy food anywhere else. Sure, you could order a pizza, or you could go buy a frozen one that won’t taste quite as good, but it means you won’t have to live with the guilt of […]

Kitchen Party: Nach’o Average Brunch

Brunch is like breakfast, but gayer. It’s also less commitment. Basically, brunch is like a lover that doesn’t expect you to wake up so early to get some. We like that in a lover…uh, meal. There’s a lot of great brunch places in Toronto, but sometimes it’s a stay-in-your-long-johns-till-2 type of day. Plus we’ve had […]