The science behind the corkscrew


I don’t normally like these infographic things, but this one is great!

Another BBQ bites the dust


The economy of buying cheap barbecues is beginning to drive me crazy. Spend $300 or so, to buy a shiny new BBQ that has rusted beyond belief in just three years. Of course the alternative is to pay over a grand to buy a beastly machine that will last years longer. Our last BBQ purchase […]

Hearty Winter Stew


Here’s a satisfying stew that’s easy to prepare and perfect for cold winter evenings.  I know it’s not technically winter yet, but it was snowing where I live today….  Bonus:  it’s an opportunity to use up those crazy little cranberries you froze after Thanksgiving!  I’m approximating (and modifying) a recipe I found in Canadian House […]

Welcome to FAB version 2.0


This will come as a surprise to no one, but there hasn’t been much action here in Foodies Across Borders for the past year or so. Things were looking a bit stale and I’m sure those steaks we had on the barbie in the header image were more than well done. It was time for […]

Mediterranean Potato Salad

I really love my mother’s potato salad.  But, you know, it’s kind of the Kraft Kitchen potato salad of my youth (and hey, that’s no slam whatsoever against the Kitchens at Kraft – heck, it’s the food I was brought up on, after all!). Anyhoo, one summer day a few years ago, I was planning […]

Slammin’ Salmon Curry

To me, fish curries are always a delightful surprise – they’re not often found on restaurant menus….  But this is just one example of a number of incredible Indian fish curries I’ve tried (and a great way to get your Omega 3s)!!  The method for this recipe is a pretty radical departure from the one […]

Turkey and Blue Cheese Lasagne

This dish delivers mild, yet unexpected flavours.  The sauce is inspired by the one for the Steak Gorgonzola Pizza (which is awesome!) from the LCBO’s Food and Drink Magazine (Winter 2008, recipe by Marilyn Bentz-Crowley).  Although it looks like a lot of ingredients and preparation, the process is pretty quick – it’s mostly assembly!!  Serves 6. […]

Barley Risotto

Modified only slightly from a recipe I found years ago in The Flavours of Canada:  A Celebration of the Finest Regional Foods by Anita Stewart (one of my all-time favourites!  ISBN 1-55192-182-0), this recipe is an amazing accompaniment to the rich braises of deep winter.  It’s also a nice alternative to mashed potatoes on any […]

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes with Garlic

My girlfriend, Kate, who is herself quite a Foodie, sat down to our Lavender-Scented Lamb Loin Chops (and she loves lamb)….  Upon tasting these potatoes, she said, “Okay, so I could just sit down to a pot of these potatoes…”.  ‘Nuff said.  Serves 6. 2 tbsp (30 ml) grapeseed or canola oil 1 ½ cups […]

Kitchen Reno: Day Fifteen

She Said O… M… G…. Can it possibly be??  I almost thought we’d never get here:  I am finally going to have a stove.  And an oven.  And a hood fan.  After 145 days of All-Barbeque-All-The-Time, we are going to have a kitchen!! I’m practically trembling at the prospect.  And yet, I can’t bring myself […]