Today was a big day for Maiu. Buddy Valastro, ( a.k.a. The Cake Boss ) was in Toronto, at Toronto Congress Centre. He was the main attraction at Canada's Baking and Sweets Show. It's the event of the year for people who love to bake, cook and decorate! Simply put, Maiu was in paradise! … Continue reading Maiu loves Buddy
This time the Chatelaine cooking club challenge was fresh baked cookies! I love cookies the best when they are warm, right from the oven!I did not use the recipe that the cooking club provided, I used much healthier recipe, instead of butter I used prune puree, that´s an old trick of mine. We women always … Continue reading Chatelaine cookie challenge
Hey kids, you're in for special treat today. I've enjoyed this dish since I was a kid, and it's been a family favourite for decades. Paté Chinois, a French Canadian version of Sheppard's Pie. It keeps the Sheppard's Pie basics with ground beef and mashed potatoes, but instead of peas, carrots and gravy we use … Continue reading Paté Chinois – a.k.a. The French Canadian version of Sheppard’s Pie
A joint is the connection between two bones. Joints and their surrounding structures allow you to bend your elbows and knees, wiggle your hips, bend your back, turn your head. There are many causes for joint pain - stress, wrong posture, sport injuries, genetics, also diseases like anemia, lupus, bone disorders, various types of cancers, … Continue reading Let´s keep our joints healthy!
I need to confess, this is not our first blog. It grew out from another blog that I've had for almost a year with my friend, but that blog is a beauty/fashion and cooking blog. Since I'm more of a cooking person now, nose in the flour all the time, Rob and I decided that … Continue reading Two tries at Pad Thai
I can't say that was my first attempt with Asian food, because I have made sushi and spring rolls. I got the stir fry recipe from "The Ultimate Chinese and Asia cookbook", it just accidentally fell into my lap, and because I'm unable to follow any recipe (almost) I of course customized it! Oh and … Continue reading My first attempt on Stir Fry
After six hours of shopping on Sunday, our legs hurt and we were so very tired and when we got home we wanted something really great for dinner. They say that milk is the ultimate post workout food so one peek into the fridge and decision was made - salmon chowder. Anyways true or false … Continue reading Salmon Chowder
So we got a huge zucchini from Rob's co-worker. Honestly I wasn't thrilled because last time when I made that, like 5 years ago (I made stuffed zucchini), I did not like it at all. BUT nowadays I'm more open to try new things. So I researched the best way to make zucchini and I … Continue reading Do you like zucchini?
Maiu likes to take part in as many cooking challenges possible. It's very exciting for her and for me too. I get to try all these new awesome foods. Well, don't always turn out to be the way she wants but she keeps trying again and again, until it's perfect. I know that she is … Continue reading Jumbleberry Tarts
Recently I found out that I´m anemic and my doctor suggested to eat more Iron rich foods or take supplements. I´m a very bad "pill taker" so I decided to look up what kind of foods I should eat more. It took me by surprise that according to Statistics Canada about 1 in 10 Canadian … Continue reading Need more Iron?