Esquites (Mexican Corn Salad)

July 29, 2015

Esquites-Mexican-Corn-Salad

  Over the winter, Alan and I spent a couple weeks in Chile (which you can read about here and here), and I spent most of the plane ride over trying to memorize Spanish irregular verbs and my key phrases. I knew that we were going to have a couple hours of layover time between […]

Weekend reading 24.07.15

July 24, 2015

Weekend Reading

It’s Friiiiiiiiiiiiiday! May your weekend be full of sunshine and beaches, blueberry gin fizzes, bike rides, and long, lazy breakfasts. Here’s a little weekend reading to tide you over until Monday: Roberto Ferdman wrote this piece for the Washington Post breaking down the science behind the major flavours in Indian cuisine, and why it tastes […]

Blueberry gin fizz

July 21, 2015

Blueberry-gin-fizz

Summer in Ontario is so short that when we reach peak produce time, I end up shopping like a maniac. Never mind that I show up at the market with merely a bicycle basket and a backpack — why let common sense and basic spatial awareness ruin my desire to have all of the fruit? […]

Smashed cucumber salad with blackberries and pistachio

July 15, 2015

smashed-cucumber-salad-with-blackberries-and-pistachio

Years ago, when I was studying literature in university, it was more or less my job to be the owner of hundreds of books. Hundreds of them. They lived on my second-hand Ikea bookshelves, and in piles on the floor, and in drawers meant for underwear, and stacked as tall as the lamp on my […]

Weekend Reading 26.06.2015

June 26, 2015

one-tough-cookie-weekend-reading

If you’ve been keeping tabs on food coverage in the media in the past few years, I’m sure you’ve noticed the hyper-abundance of listicles. Top 5 and Top 10 lists abound, with seemingly endless advice about where to eat and what to drink and how to prepare kale so that it doesn’t just taste like […]