There is nothing like homemade cranberry sauce

I visited Vancouver for the holidays and cooked Christmas dinner (turkey, ham, stuffing, roasted root vegetables and Brussels sprouts) for my family. One thing is for sure, the cooking classes I’ve taken over the past few years are definitely paying off. I pay more attention, think critically and trouble shoot whenever I’m cooking whereas beforeContinue reading “There is nothing like homemade cranberry sauce”

Molten lava cake – is it worth making from scratch?

I have been meaning to do a molten lava cake post ever since I did the taste test on mug cake which apparently is a (very distant) descendant of molten lava cake. I was so disappointed with mug cake that I made it a point to remind myself of the original decadent (and high end) dessertContinue reading “Molten lava cake – is it worth making from scratch?”

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Cook-off: Molten lava cake

For this taste test we bought The Decadent Molten Lava Cakes by President’s Choice ($6.99/4 servings) and Sensations by Compliments Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes ($7.99/4 servings). We then made our own molten lava cakes and tasted all three against each other. The frozen versions come pre-portioned in plastic cups that you pop them out of ontoContinue reading “Cook-off: Molten lava cake”

Bosc, Bartlett, Anjou and Red

It’s pear season and although pears aren’t one of the fruits that I usually buy, I’ve been reading up on French cuisine and notice they have a lot of fruit-based desserts (baked apples, poached pears, etc). Most recipes specify Bosc pears and I wanted to find out why. Is it because they taste different comparedContinue reading “Bosc, Bartlett, Anjou and Red”

Butternut squash soup – Mmm Mmm, Good!

Now that the weather is starting to get cooler, it’s a great time to start making soup. There is something comforting about having a nice pot of soup on the stovetop. A soup that I have always wanted to try making is butternut squash soup. I love the smooth texture and the sweet flavour. It’sContinue reading “Butternut squash soup – Mmm Mmm, Good!”

Comparing apples to apples

I’m part of Gastropost – a food initiative put out by the National Post to interact with their readers. Participation is relatively easy (not to mention fun). They send you a ‘food mission’ every week and if you’re interested in participating, all you have to do is send them a picture through Twitter, Facebook, instagramContinue reading “Comparing apples to apples”