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February 08, 2017

Molten-ish Chocolate Cake

The other day I was craving a chocolate dessert and I came across this recipe on Food 52 for an ooey gooey molten-ish chocolate cake. The article begins by explaining how difficult molten chocolate cakes can be to unmold and then goes on to say that the authors have created a foolproof recipe. It seemed like the perfect Friday night dessert.

January 31, 2017

Super Bowl (Of Food) 2017

Here we are again. That fateful Sunday in February where two football teams play football to find out who's best at football. But more importantly, what are you going to snack on during the game?!?

Don't worry, I've got you covered.















Appetizers

1. Not deep fried dill pickles - Minimal oil, satisfied cravings.
2. Queso fundido - Pretty much just melted cheese. Did you need another reason?
3. Vegetable marrow and blue cheese dip - Don't let the name fool you, it's basically roasted zucchini and blue cheese dip, and it's delicious.














Mains

4. Pizza grilled cheese - Your favourite pizza toppings between two slices of bread and fried. Don't forget the tomato dipping sauce!
5. Fried mortadella sandwich - Get over your fear of lunch meats and eat this.
6. Apple butter, roasted garlic, bacon, and cheddar pizza - Yes, I put all the good things on one pizza. No regrets.














Drinks

7. Burnt orange cocktail - Boozy with a hint of orange and caramel.
8. Birch beer and bourbon - You could totally replace the birch beer with root beer. 














Dessert

9. Chocolate stout caramel sauce - Dip some fruit into it and fool yourself into thinking it's healthy!



January 20, 2017

Vietnamese Coffee

Last year, for my 30th birthday, we went to a resort in Vietnam. It was a simple time. Wake up to the sun rising over the ocean. Do some yoga. Watch the crabs on the beach and then swim in said ocean. Shower and head over for breakfast.




At breakfast, Alex would eat all the savoury Vietnamese food his heart desired and I would load up on fruit. But there was one thing we both had every morning: Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk. That and mimosas…

January 10, 2017

Roasted Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Did you know you could eat roasted buckwheat kernels without cooking them? I didn’t. I bought a bag at Bulk Barn and when I opened it, the smell was so delicious that I just had to try one. Surprisingly, it was soft enough to crunch into!

That’s when I knew I had to use them in a dessert recipe.

November 23, 2016

A Night In The Life: A Gilmore Girls Reunion Cocktail

The following is entirely made up and is not affiliate in any way with the official Gilmore Girls television show…

Scene: Rory and Lorelai are preparing to have a mother/daughter night in.

Lorelai: Oh, let’s make cocktails!
Rory: Do we know how to make cocktails?
Lorelai: People are always makin’ ‘em on TV. How hard can it be?

Lorelai rummages in kitchen cupboard and emerges with some bottles of liquor.