Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

'We began with the best of intentions.' I've seen this sentence used several times in literature, and it always gets me - don't we all begin with the best of intentions only to discover the process is much more than we thought? So often a good idea fails to reach the level of reality because the original intention was flawed ... Read More

Garlic Butter Sautéed Mushrooms

When we were at the restaurant Mercato in Calgary, we had our whole meal mapped out but we never made it through all 4 of the courses! We ended up skipping the Tuscan Steak with a side of mushrooms and prosciutto wrapped grilled asparagus. It would seem I just can't get it off my mind, so I've developed recipes for ... Read More

The Best Rosemary Potatoes

It all started with an Italian restaurant... I feel like quite a few of my stories and recipes begin with that line. The first time I tasted these golden cubes, crispy with olive oil, and scented with rosemary, I knew they had a permanent place in my life. So, for the last decade I've been making these potatoes and everyone loves ... Read More

Rosemary Garlic Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

You probably know by now that I'm all about simplicity, and never more so than in the summer! When produce is at it's peak, it tastes amazing all by itself, so I've been guilty of eating tomatoes plain right off the vine all summer long. But... last weekend we went to this phenomenal Italian restaurant in Calgary (it's called Mercato ... Read More

Thai Style Broccoli Salad with Sweet Chili Lime Dressing

This may well be my favorite broccoli salad yet! Probably because of the addicting Southeast Asian flavors. And... what's not to love? Juicy chunks of mango, crunchy bell peppers, and a sweet chili lime dressing topped with toasted cashews. Ever since I made Healthy Broccoli Salad as a remake of the traditional recipe, I've been making variations with the common ... Read More