Date Night At Home: Pan Seared Scallops in Fennel Bacon Cream Sauce!
Its been a pretty hectic time around here for the past several weeks. Between house hunting and then the whole purchasing process, arranging a mini vacay to the Florida Keys and a nasty bout of the flu that seemed to hit everyone but me and that lasted for weeks, the last thing on either mine or my husband's mind was Date Night at Home. No, I say! I will not go down without a fight! One doesn't get to the tender age of 51 without learning a thing or two about relationships al
Uncomplicated Date Night Greek Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Well, we've finally found a house that took our breath away the moment we walked in through the front door, made a bid, had it accepted and have jumped through the financing and home inspection hoops. All that is left now is to wait for the legal guys to get all the ducks in a row and, with any luck at all, we will be in our new home in time to celebrate our First Anniversary, (which is also the Ides of March...but most importantly, our First Anniversary!). All that being sai
These Are A Few of My Favorite Things!
As 2014 comes to a close, I decided to reflect on this past year. It's been a phenonmenal year for us, jam-packed with adventures, milestones and some pretty darn good eats! In June of 2014, this blog sprang to life and since that time, we've had over 10,000 page views from 15 countries - not too shabby for a small town girl on an island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean! I want to thank each and every one of you for humouring me by reading my rants, um, I mean, 'blogs'! I
A Mal Tiempo, Buena Cara! Date Night at Home with Spanish Flair!
Living on an island in the north Atlantic makes for some interesting moments when it comes to the weather. Hurrican Gonzalo was all the talk the last few days and after being ramped up to a category 4 hurricane when it attacked Bermuda on Friday, Newfoundlanders were all getting ready to hunker down and wait Gonzalo out as he headed our way. Luckily, Gonzalo had been downgraded to a category 1 storn when it hit the southeastern tip of Newfoundland overnight. Over 60cm of rain
Date Night at Home: Charcuterie Plate, Trieste Mussels, Bruschetta Duo and Peroni!
This past Saturday night, I wanted to make something for 'Date Night at Home' that was creative yet low stress, impressive yet approachable, romantic yet casual. When I think 'romance', Italy immediately comes to mind, and not just because I'm GREEN with envy about the fact that my sister and her husband will soon be embarking on a Culinary Tour of Italy! To satisfy my need for something Italian, I decided to put together a Charcuterie Board, bruschetta done two ways and some
Date Night Surf n' Turf: Grilled Beef Tenderloin & Scallops in Chorizo Bourbon Cream Sauce.
Last weekend marked the anniversary of the night my husband asked me to marry him. However, it passed us by without much more than pause for thought due to my mother being hospitalized, and ultimately having surgery. So this weekend, I decided I was going to surprise my husband with a little belated anniversary celebration for two. The night my husband asked me to marry him, we were dining at a lovely casual, yet warm, neighbourhood bistro and wine bar, Cathedral Street Bistr
Baked Cod with Warm Caper Tomato Tapanade and Baked Potato....Simple Yet Elegant!
It's been yet another one of those weeks where there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in a day. There has been a flurry of activity in our household this week, enough to make one wonder if a revolving door mightn't be appropriate. Last night, my dad was coming to have supper with us and I wanted to make something that was healthy, time efficient and simple, yet elegant. I still had some cod fillets in my freezer that my best friend's husband had caught in August and both
Caprese Salad and Shellfish Linguine....Date Night At Home!
I have a confession to make. Once a week, usually on Friday, I take the night off from cooking. I love to cook, it's my passion, and the feeling of achievement I get when an idea I have comes together as a delicious meal is immense. But on Fridays, we either go out to eat or pick something up to eat in. I personally prefer eating out because that also eliminates any clean-up, the bane of any cook's existence. This past Friday, wanting to try somewhere new, my husband and I tu
Newfoundland Seafood Chowder...The Epitome of Northern Atlantic Cuisine!
Seafood Chowder is the epitome of Northern Atlantic cuisine. From Labrador to the New England States, each region has claimed it as it's own. It is a hearty soup that usually contains fish and/or shellfish, especially clams. The word chowder is believed to be derived from the French chaudiere ('cauldron'). Indisputably, with respect to North America, chowder orginated with Breton fishermen who brought the custom to Newfoundland, and later migrated to Nova Scotia, New Brunswi
Traditional Newfoundland Breakfast: Cod Cakes, Baked Beans, Toutons and Fried Bologna!
The Newfoundland Recreational Cod Fishery is in full swing and bys', the fish are plentiful and they're BIG!! No problems catchin' your daily quota here, let me tell you! The fish are plentiful enough that you can afford to be a little picky, tossin' back the wimpy ones. They're so large that Facebook is crammed with pictures of young and old alike holding up 20, 30, even 45, pound cod! It's been pure heaven around here having fresh cod available every single day of the week