Ploughman’s Lunch

Ploughman’s Lunch

One of my absolute favourite meals is simply a Ploughman’s Lunch, basically a British-style cold meal consisting of cheese, bread, and some form of preserve, although many throw in a boiled egg and some pickled onions for good measure. Last week, I was travelling for work and happened to order one, which to my dismay…

Roasted Pear & Ginger Cocktail

Roasted Pear & Ginger Cocktail

Admittedly, I have been going a bit gaga for the king and queen of fall lately, but maybe it’s time to pay a little respect to another autumnal fav: the pear. To be perfectly honest, I don’t love, love, love pears; too soft or too mushy, um no thank you. They have to be just right with…

Pumpkin Power Bars

Pumpkin Power Bars

Have you OD’d on pumpkin yet? Is one more recipe featuring the brightly coloured gourd a little too much? I am not entirely convinced there is such a thing, but who knows…. I did not have one single piece of pumpkin pie this past weekend so my point of reference may be a little off. I apologize if…

Roasted Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Roasted Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

I think most people who read this blog would assume that when my life gets crazy, I reach for a cocktail (an understandable misconception when part of your job description requires at least one drink per week). The truth is though, when I feel rundown, overworked, or sleep-deprived, it is the soup pot that gets…

Pumpkin Spiked Latte

Pumpkin Spiked Latte

Two things you should know about Starbucks’ famed Pumpkin Spiced Latte: It contains no real pumpkin (obvi). It contains no whiskey (total missed opportunity). No pumpkin. No booze. Really? what is the point? Seems like a perfectly good waste of $5 if you ask me. I feel like that cash could be better spent on…