When I am not busy in the kitchen or classroom,
you can find me at my computer, reading and writing about food. Not only a food blogger, I also regularly work in print media. I published my first article in EAT Magazine in 2003, and currently write the food column for Boulevard Magazine.
My writings convey my passion for food and cooking. They celebrate the thrill of chasing down a new ingredient, the joy of a lovingly shared recipe, or the simple pleasure of good eating. May you find many cooking tips, recipes of interest, and hours of reading enjoyment in the following articles.
Unsung heroes of the food world make holiday sides sizzle.
A simple Moroccan-inspired picnic menu - taking advantage of the warm evenings of late summer and our abundance of local produce.
I cook a whole meal using fresh local berries in every dish.
Early Spring can be the best of times and the worst of times for fresh salads. Join me in exploring local greens, shoot, herbs, and overwintering vegetables, all enhanced with an array of my favourite vinaigrettes.
Warm up Winter with Fiery Curry (and proper technique!)
Re-Inventing Holiday Appetizers with No-Borders Sandwiches. Because I have no desire to stuff a grape and no time to roll teensy pastry triangles.
I can’t get enough of that heart-healthy homemade lard. (I’m serious).
In honour of our Chinatown’s 150 years, I offer up my extensive knowledge of Asian ingredients.
Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the Christmas debacle.
Delving into family heritage for recipe gems and fond memories.
Yes, I give your Wednesday night dinner a make-over, face-lift, and tummy-tuck.
Almost like a written cooking class, this article will have you cooking vegetarian soup like a pro.
A Collection of my family's best and worst.
The search for authentic borscht. My summer of urgent research pays off – or does it?
How Italians play with their food.
My passion for Indian flavours gets a published outlet.
I make converts out of even the most determined fruitcake haters.
Preserving the harvest.
Is cooking with tea a passing fad, or here to stay? Find answers, details and how-tos in this fascinating read.
Lard makes the best pie crust, but can I find chemical free lard in Victoria? The hunt is on!