Archive | January, 2014

Quick soba noodle stir fry

Soba noodles have become very popular in North America in recent years, and for good reasons. 1. They are an excellent gluten-free alternative to wheat noodles. They are made of 100% whole grain buckwheat flour. 2. The carbohydrates in soba noodles are of a lower glycemic index value than wheat or rice noodles, because they […]

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Slow cooker caramelized onions

Wait a second here. There is an EASY way to make caramelized onions? In bulk? How have I lived my life up to this point without considering caramelized onions in a slow cooker? I love caramelized onions. Sweet and savoury and mellow, they add a certain je ne sais quois to a dish. But they […]

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Week 4

This week’s word in my 52 Random Weeks project was: Secret. I had a few ideas for this, such as something with a top secret stamp on it, or a finger pressed to lips. But that felt so…stock photo-ey. So I leaned more towards a Pandora’s box type of “secret”. What do you think? Do […]

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Adventures in pasta-making: Spaghetti cacio e pepe

Hello. My name is Sophie and I am a pasta addict. And ever since I started making home-made pasta with my Imperia pasta roller, it has gotten worse. Sometimes I feel exactly like that episode of Portlandia where the guy tries to quit pasta. But then I remember how good it is and I don’t […]

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Week 3

Week 3 of my 52 Random Weeks project brings us the word: Flaky. Hmmm. This could describe many different things. A delicious pastry. A medical condition of the skin or scalp. Or a person who is consistently unreliable when it comes to keeping their promises. I thought I would go with the tastiest choice, and […]

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Week 2

If you are just joining us this week, the project is to take and post one photo per week which represents a random word generated by this online tool. Week 2 in my 52 Random Weeks Project is brought to you by the word… Nimble! Quick and light in movement. What comes to mind? A […]

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Breaking eggs beneduck

This post is not really about breaking eggs. Well actually, there were some eggs broken in the process of preparing the brunch pictured herein, but it was done as humanely as possible. This post is about the original Soph n’ Stuff creation I shall henceforth refer to as “Eggs Beneduck”. And it is Breaking because […]

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Duck prosciutto

Prosciutto… Delicious, dry-cured pork that is thinly sliced and usually served uncooked. It goes great in sandwiches or salads, on pizza, or just on its own in an antipasto plate, with a little melon. But it takes a long time to dry-cure a pork leg. A long time indeed, and you need the right facilities […]

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Clementine

I was feeling a bit creative and whimsical on a Sunday morning so I tried my first stop-motion animation. Head on over to Flickr to check it out by clicking the image below.

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52 Random Weeks Project: Week 1

Welcome to the first post in my 52 Random Weeks photography project! As you may recall, I completed a 365 Days project last year. It was fun, but I have decided to embark on a more interpretive and hopefully creative project in 2014. I will take and post one photo per week which represents a […]

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