Archive | May, 2011

Spicy Grilled Shrimp Skewers

 With the weather finally improving here in Toronto, and things looking more and more like summer, I have been trying to think up some easy weeknight recipes for the barbecue.  One of the first things that comes to mind is shrimp. It’s cheap, and its fast – it grills in about 10 minutes. And it’s not […]

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Irish Soda Bread

Soda Bread, originally uploaded by Sophie Idsinga.

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Disco Brunch

Lately, listening to disco on saturday mornings has been commonplace in the Soph n’ Stuff household. I had some leftover baguette from last night, so I made tiny little french toasts with egg, parmesan and chives, then topped them with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce. And of course, some fruit to garnish. Don’t forget […]

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I’ll give you something that’ll stick to your ribs. Ribs!

Ahhh, summer is almost upon us, and it is finally time to scorch and skewer our meats. Time to have two salads with dinner. Time to eat outdoors and break out the iced tea. Time for beer, time for fun, and time for sun. Living in a downtown Toronto condo of about 4.5 square feet, I […]

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My blueberries have been explored!

On Flickr, that is! For those of you unfamiliar with the Flickrverse, having one of your photos “explored” is an exciting event – especially when it’s the first time! Flickr is a photo-sharing web site used the world over for amateur and professional photographers alike, and is aimed towards artistic photography. There is a huge […]

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Blueberry Salsa

Sigh. Is the long weekend over already? It seemed to fly by in approximately 26 seconds. The only remaining vestiges of those glorious sunny days are the photos on my camera of a tasty little salsa I made for a BBQ. I’ve heard of blueberry salsa but have never made it, and it is very […]

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Lusty cherry tomatoes

Tomatoes, originally uploaded by Sophie Idsinga. Click the picture to see more on Flickr!

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Cobb Salad

Its classic…its fresh…its meaty…it’s the Cobb Salad. It was invented in 1939 by the owner of the famous Hollywood restaurant, the Brown Derby. How can anything bad come out of a restaurant shaped like a hat? As the story goes, the owner  (Robert Cobb, or Bob Cobb for short) was “prowling hungrily” in the kitchen […]

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Quail Egg Ravioli with Truffle Sage Sauce

My beloved and faithful readers, by now you must have come to the realization that I have a keen fascination with quail eggs. Not only are they tiny and adorable with their brown speckled shells which are blue as robin’s eggs inside, but they taste super yummy. And at the risk of raising your suspicion […]

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