Smoked Herring Chiquetaille Haitian Style

A breakfast plate of chiquetaille d’hareng or smoked herring and avocado with cassava bread, artisanal crackers and baguette. I am a firm believer of always having pantry staples on hand. You never know when you need to whip up a little something at a moment’s notice. It’s always a good idea to also have a…

The Amazing Power of Lemons and Limes

There are so many awesome flavors which are fresh and exciting but the ones which truly stands out to me are the flavors of lemons and limes. I always keep a good quantity of both of these citrus varieties on hand and store them in my refrigerator cooling drawer as they remain fresher for a…

The Joy of Crêpes

My daughter loves crêpes, and as such, I make them quite frequently. When I make a batch, she knows that she will not just be happy eating them once, but rather that there will be a fresh stock of frozen ones put away for another breakfast or snack. Although I love cooking and baking, I…

The Best Belgian Waffles

Breakfast is one of my absolute favorite meals. During the week however, the morning rush in my house does not allow for leisurely breakfasts. I have found myself quite disappointed after getting up early to make a cooked breakfast; only to be told that there is simply no time to eat. I can whip up…

Comfort Food

As a child, one of my favorite meals was a Chinese style chicken soup which my dad was an absolute master at making. It was made with a whole chicken and he used aromatics like ginger, scallions and a star anise for the broth. The “shun” or broth was delicious in itself. The clear stock…

Fried Zucchini with Herb Yoghurt Dip

This is an easy and very tasty little appetizer which you can make quickly. It’s perfect as an hors d’oeuvre or a snack and gives the crunch and satisfaction of a fried dish without the guilt of a heavy fried fritter. Makes ( 24 wedges) serves 2-3 as an appetizer  Ingredients 3 small zucchini about…

Simply Good Hummus

In my blog about pantry staples, I mentioned garbanzo beans as a great item to always have on hand. There are several things which can be "whipped up" quickly and that are nutritious, tasty and satisfying. Hummus for me is one of those things I make often. It's easy, delicious and can be refrigerated for…