Erin Mills farmers Market

Every Thursday the Erin Mills Farmers Market receives customers from 3 to 7 pm and I have to admit I was in absolute awe when I saw the quality of products they were offering this season, from Mennonite free range organic eggs to giant, beautiful and amazing eggplants, desserts, refreshing kombucha, kettle corn and many…

Peruvian Cau-Cau to celebrate 28 de Julio.

Today as a proud Peruvian I celebrated 28 de Julio, our Independence Day. All around Perú people prepare different Peruvian dishes to celebrate. Carapulcra, lomo saltado, ceviche or chicharrón with a side of fried sweet potatoes and tamales are among the favourites but there’s another dish that us Peruvians love and I’ll share my recipe…

Mac and cheese to celebrate our national Mac and cheese day

On July 14th we celebrated our national Macaroni and Cheese day so this is a bit of a late post but this recipe is absolutely worth making any time you are craving some savoury carbs. We’ll start by making a light Bechamel sauce. First we’ll make our “roux” which consists of equal parts flour and…

Peruvian alfajores

It’s been a rainy day today here in Ontario and on rainy days like today I crave my beloved Peruvian desserts. There are so many delicious Peruvian desserts that I absolutely love but today I decided I’d made alfajores because they’re fun to make with your family or friends, kids included. Alfajores are crunchy cookies…

Gardening tips with landscaper Glynis Brent Wober

We enjoyed a beautiful summer afternoon today in my dear friend Glynis’ backyard. She’s an amazing South African landscaper and has mastered the art of making her vegetables and herbs thrive. I decided I had to dedicate a blog post to her beautiful plants and even managed to make a few clips of her sharing…

Peruvian Carapulcra

This ancient delicious dish from the Peruvian Andes has everything you need to lift your spirit. The name “Carapulcra” means stew cooked on hot rocks – which is how it was originally made. Many Peruvians make this stew using seasoned clay pots (just like when you season an iron skillet) that add a really beautiful…

Summer afternoon comfort food

How nice is it to share delicious food with friends and family on a late summer afternoon. Weather is perfect after 6 pm here in Ontario and after having an incredibly rainy day we were rewarded with amazing comfortable warm weather. Today’s blog is about comfort food inspiration. What’s your favourite food to cook for…

Test kitchen infused oil fettuccine

Hello everyone! Lately I have been reading a lot of books recommended by some dear friends, paying special attention to the techniques. I believe books are meant to inspire you and after a few good reads I decided to play in my kitchen a bit. I currently have amazing fresh thyme growing happily in my…

Why you should try Peruvian food

I wanted to dedicate a blog to my homeland’s rich and delicious gastronomy. Growing up in Perú I remember loving family gatherings because they were synonym of amazing food feasts! And naturally the most beautiful memories I have from my childhood took place around the family table and yes, there was food involved. My mom…

Growing basil from cuttings

Hello! Today I’m dedicating this post to one of my favourite aromatic herbs. Basil! Basil has an intense aroma and you can use it in so many dishes. While I’d love to grow it outdoors all year round, I live in Ontario and I can only grow it in my garden bed during the warm…