70 Grinds Peppered Beef Stir Fry

It started off with 10… and then 20…and towards the end of the cooking time, I added 70 grinds for black pepper into my favourite beef stir fry.  After all, it is called peppered beef stir fry for a very good reason ha! So please be prepared for a wrist workout as grinding pepper could […]

Lemon, Poppy Seed & Olive Oil Loaf Cake

I love citrus flavoured cakes. I love how grated peels bring freshness and aroma while baking in the oven. Often times, citrus makes cakes a little less rich than they actually are.  I have baked a number of citrus based cakes in past (see here and here) and they all turned to be wonderful morning […]

Kale & Bean Chili

Canned beans are my pantry must-have. They have been my dessert island life saver when it comes to making last minute meals and/or bulking up meals. You know, those moments when you have a surprise guest (or guests) and it’s rude to turn them away during meal times; a day before your grocery shopping day; […]

Cucumber & Poppy Seed Salad

Having a florishing vegetable garden is a fantasy of mine. Watching Jamie At Home has given me a snapshot of the joy of growing your own vegetables. So I’ve started my first step by growing my own herbs in the kitchen. Even though the herbs I grew were indoor, they didn’t escape the wrath of […]