Taste tests

Taste tests

The cream in cream of mushroom soup

The cream in cream of mushroom soup

Lisa16 January 20135 min read

I grew up on Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup. It was one of my favourite comfort foods growing up. In addition to just eating it as a soup, I have…

There is nothing like homemade cranberry sauce

There is nothing like homemade cranberry sauce

Lisa9 January 20134 min read

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…

Molten lava cake – is it worth making from scratch?

Molten lava cake – is it worth making from scratch?

Lisa21 November 20123 min read

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…

Cook-off: Molten lava cake

Cook-off: Molten lava cake

Lisa21 November 20124 min read

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…

Bosc, Bartlett, Anjou and Red

Bosc, Bartlett, Anjou and Red

Lisa14 November 20123 min read

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…

Panna cotta – full fat or skinny?

Panna cotta – full fat or skinny?

Lisa2 November 20125 min read

I have always wanted to try making panna cotta. Having never made it before friends of mine would tell me that it is super easy but I had no idea…

Butternut squash soup – Mmm Mmm, Good!

Butternut squash soup – Mmm Mmm, Good!

Lisa31 October 20125 min read

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…

Comparing apples to apples

Comparing apples to apples

Lisa28 September 20123 min read

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…

Kale chips

Kale chips

Lisa23 August 20124 min read

Kale has been labelled one of the superfoods of this decade. I always find it interesting how certain foods can be around for so long and then something happens all…