Coconut Lime Chicken with Mango Salsa What you need: Marinade: 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breast cut in thick strips 1 can coconut milk Zest and juice of 1 lime Salt and pepper Mango Salsa 1 ripe mango cut in small cubes 1/3 large red onion finely chopped ½ red pepper, finely diced Zest and juice of 1 lime 2 tbsp minced fresh cilantro Salt and pepper Sauce: 1 each grated carrot and zucchini, yields a generous cup of each vegetable 2 tbsp honey fresh cilantro Cooked basmati rice How to make it: In plastic airtight container, toss together chicken with coconut milk, lime… Read More
The King and I love to go out and explore restaurants in the surrounding Kingdom. My perfect week includes a lot of playtime in the kitchen AND gallivanting the Ottawa foodies scene. The King shows patience when I pull my phone out to take pictures but I can tell he finds this practice a touch amusing if not slightly annoying, especially when he is really hungry and just wants to dig in! I therefore often refrain myself from capturing plate art, but not always… Sadly, when I actually do decide to take pictures, they often do not turn out very well and… Read More
The youngest Prince has left the nest… I thought I was ready yet tears flowed freely and frequently over the last few weeks. As long as the “child” (he is turning 21 in May) was under my roof, I could pretend he was still a child. As tall as he is, broad shoulder, bushy beard and all, it is not that picture I see when I look at him. I still see my little bright eyed baby; “mon petit rayon de soleil” as I have been calling him since forever. My little ray of sunshine… Once the most difficult and… Read More
Why is it so hard to get food right? Short review for a restaurant that fell short on expectations… I dropped in today to the Grounded Coffee House; I have had this place on my radar for a while. Looks like a cool, hip, urban coffee house that is not a chain. Hugely disappointed. Uninviting service, unmemorable food at a high prices… I ordered a Niçoise salad which couldn’t have been further from it’s namesake other than a half a small boiled potato and 3 black olives. It comes without protein on the menu for $12.00 for what is supposed… Read More
Ok my peeps, I have to tell you about this big mama tool of mine. It’s an 8qt Power Pressure Cooker “as seen on TV”. Its cousin, who is just as cute, is the Instant Pot. I hear the extended family come in other brand names and looks but essentially, they all offer the same features. I bought mine last summer to help me with my canning projects and didn’t use for anything else since. I own a traditional pressure cooker but since it is not recommended for use on a glasstop tove, I have not cooked with it in… Read More
I really wanted to love this place a lot.
Although spring is really pushing through these days with the snow melting and the birds singing mighty glory to the morning, the wet drizzly stuff that is hanging over our heads call for more warm and hearty foods no? This post is about a bunch of stuff: recipes by others that I tried, visits to our local food providers, exploring new tools, tips on this and that… It’s really about a simple, joyful and ordinary moments in my little world. I was playing in the kitchen this past weekend (as I normally do since it seems obvious I really have nothing better… Read More
“You have actually posted your secret muffin flour on your blog? Wow, I’m surprised…” “Yeah, I know, me too…” “So what made you change your mind?” “I don’t know really. Well, maybe I do a bit. I don’t get to share my muffins anymore like I used to at the café. I miss that a bit. It was my little claim to fame, ya know? Nothing earth shattering or anything like that, but it was good for the soul when customers raved about them. I would never really cook much if I didn’t have people in my life to feed: feeding people is sharing… Read More