Pizza Party with Old (and New) Friends

[Sushi pizza, in its just-unmolded glory.] You know, sometimes I wish I had a bunch of posts pre-scheduled for this site. You see, I’ve been afflicted with a weird kind of virus-flu-sinus-thingie for the past several days. Just when I thought I was better, the following day I could barely get out of bed and slept 14 hours.  Fourteen hours!!  […]

Apple Pie Smoothie

Thanks, everyone, for your great comments on yesterday’s post!  Honestly, I hadn’t thought that the “beeteroni” (thanks, Leah) was as far “out there” as it turned out to be, but am glad you liked the idea.  This ACD really does spark some unusual culinary adventures! [Quick housekeeping note before today’s post: I’ve been working on updating the blog and […]

Swamp Thing Smoothie*

* Or, Oddly Alluring Blend of Mudlike Green Vegetables to Clear Your Sinuses [Don’t you expect a giant, hairy, muddy hand to suddenly lurch from under the surface of that liquid, and grab you?] I’ve enjoyed green smoothies for several years now, and they’ve always been a staple when I need a quick and nutrient-rich breakfast.  […]

Nava’s Cool as a Cucumber Soup

Well, it appears that summer has finally arrived in Toronto (gee, only two months late!).  Under normal circumstances, July and August herald brilliantly sunny days with lush green lawns, a profusion of garden flowers and lazy swishing leaves on tree branches overhanging our suburban streets.  The temperatures hover around 30-32C (86-90F), more like 40C (104F) with […]

Minted Peach and Corn Salad

There are certain food combinations that strike one as just so naturally compatible, you couldn’t imagine them any other way. Consider the seminal chocolate and peanut butter, for instance: could there be a happier marriage of sweet, salty, creamy, smooth, and enticing? Or what about vodka and orange juice, or pancakes and maple syrup, or french fries and gravy, or […]