Archive | 2014

Fancy schmancy hot chocolate

Last weekend I was nestled cozily on my couch, tucked into a blanket, reading a book while the lights from the Christmas tree twinkled in the corner. There was a light snow falling outside. Not flakes, really, but microscopic nuggets that seem to drift lazily to the ground without accumulating anywhere. Seated next to the […]

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Turkey burgers with spinach, cranberry mayo and jalapeno havarti

I’ve been slightly obsessed with turkey burgers lately, I think it’s because ground turkey is so cheap after the holidays. And this sweet cranberry mayo combined with the spicy jalapeno havarti makes a perfect accompaniment. I added spinach because why not? You need to eat your greens, people. Might as well eat them on a burger. […]

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Pretzel buns

Oh. My. God. Becky. Look at those buns. Pretzel buns have become a popular item on pub menus, but they are just as easy to make at home. The thing that makes them pretzel-y is that they take a quick bath in soda water before they are baked, giving them that shiny, brown, salty crust. […]

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Korean tacos

I am a relative newcomer to the mysterious world of Korean cuisine. Honestly, my first encounter was at one of those Korean BBQ places where you have to cook all of your own food, and they bring you the  condiments. While intriguing at first, the appeal wore off pretty quickly as we watched our uncooked […]

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Pesto, bacon and egg pizza

Have you ever dreamed up a pizza with an odd combination that came out just perfectly? Whole wheat thin crust, slathered with goat cheese and pesto, topped with mozzarella cheese, bacon bits and…wait for it…eggs? I have updated my pizza dough habits in the last few years. I used to always make a quick and […]

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Bake and Shark!

Shark & Bake is a beach snack introduced to me by Cheesler. He stumbled across it during his travels to Maracas beach in Trinidad years ago, and he has begged me since then to make it for him. Based on my internet research, it can be either Shark & Bake or Bake & Shark. I […]

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Wentelteefjes

Wentel what now? It’s dutch for french toast, and it is pronounced “VENT-el-tay-fya”. And despite my dutch ancestry, I had never heard of it until I read a description of someone eating it in Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things. I must have been hungry at the time, and the character in the book […]

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The greek myth of yogourt

If you’re like me, you’ve totally bought into the whole greek yogourt fad. “Oh, it’s so thick! But is so low in fat! But is so tasty!” It must be a… specialty product! But no. It is not. And we’ve been paying six bucks a quart for no good reason. Here’s why: it’s just regular […]

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Lemon curd cake

I know what you’re thinking: “Soph has gone mad! Making a dessert?! How very unlike her.” It is true, I don’t do a lot of desserts or sweets. Either on the blog or in real life. I am just not much of a cake person. I’ll take a cheese plate over a chocolate lava cake […]

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A study in spinotta

In my books, pizza is the food of the gods. Thin crust, thick crust, stuffed crust, it doesn’t matter. All pizza is divine. But one cannot live on pizza alone if one does not intend to slip into the oblivion of obesity. One cannot consume delicious carbs, bubbly melted cheese and savoury meats for lunch […]

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