It is a holiday week in both our home countries (Canada and the US), and we are celebrating with a long weekend with family and food. We've put together a collection of some great recipes to inspire your summer cooking. We hope you have a chance to share food with the people you love this weekend! Click directly on the photos above to go to the recipes.
Summer always finds us in a cooking frenzy and with gorgeous produce coming in from local farms, we have a list of recipes a mile long we're eager to try. Here is a sneak peak of some recipes we're excited to share:
- Paul 's Homemade Black Raspberry Candies
- Homemade Pickles (Quick and Old School Fermented)
- Sonoran Beef Navajo Fry Bread Tacos
- Watermelon Chiffon Pie
- Smoked Peach-Bourbon Wings
We'd love to hear from you: What is your favorite summer recipe?
4th of July Grilling Favorites
It is a holiday week in both our home countries (Canada and the US), and we are celebrating with family and food. We've put together a collection of our most popular grilling recipes to inspire your summer cooking. Check out Paul's fantastic spelt flatbread on the grill, or my favorite Grilled Greek Salad with delicious caramelized halloumi cheese, our flavor loaded burgers; turkey feta, cheddar ancho or portobello, or, if you just need a change from plain old hotdogs, ditch the bun and make loaded hotdogs! We hope you have a chance to share delicious smoky foods with the people you love this weekend!
Homemade Berry Yogurt Cups
We just got back from a weeklong trip to Canada for my sisters’ wedding, it was a magnificent weekend of celebrations, and we are thrilled to have a new brother-in-law! Driving home yesterday, we realized that in all the wedding festivities, it sort of slipped our minds that we have a food blog to write!
In the meantime, we have been busy cooking and eating summer produce and I wanted to share a simple make-ahead breakfast I have been eating this berry season. It all started with a craving for a decent berry yogurt cup; just a simple cup with plain yogurt and some fresh tasting berry puree that didn’t have the caloric count and saccharine sweetness of an ice cream Sunday. It turned out that this was a tall order! My grocery store hunt yielded a host of unpalatable and over-priced results, so I decided to try my hand at making yogurt cups at home. These Homemade Berry Yogurt Cups are simple to make and delicious to eat, a refreshing summer breakfast on the go.
Summer always finds us in a cooking frenzy with gorgeous produce coming to market from local farms. We've put together a collection of some of our favorite summer vegetarian recipes to inspire your cooking. Click directly on the photos above (or the links below) to go to the recipes.
Thanks for following along with our new adventures! We recently moved from Pittsburgh to Haiti where we are starting a 5 year volunteer assignment with a non-profit relief and development organization. We will be in transition for the next few months as we complete our in-country orientation, language study, spend time living with host families in both the countryside and capital... and lest we forget, have our first baby somewhere in there as well! Please bear with us as we will not have ready access to internet or a kitchen throughout this time. We will continue to share new recipes that we've prepared in advance, and updates on our new life in Haiti as often as we are able.
In anticipation of the dessert making and eating season, we've put together a collection of both Paul and Rebecca approved desserts. You will find some very quick and easy slam-dunks among the group, and a few of Paul's more complicated creations, that are honestly worth the time investment.
Best of 2015
Looking back, 2015 has been a pivotal year for us, we've changed jobs, careers, houses, countries, and in just a few weeks, our two will become three. Throughout all these transitions, food has played an important role, from eagerly trying our hand at Haitian recipes in anticipation of our move, to the sometimes bizarre pendulum swing of my pregnancy cravings, to meals shared with family and friends, celebrating holidays and saying goodbye. We have loved watching our readership grow, and receiving your many emails, recipe pictures, comments and support through these many life changes, thank you.
To start off the New Year, we wanted to share our readers' favorite recipes from 2015 (click directly on the images above or recipe titles below):