Photos from the 8th Annual Volk/Watson Christmas Extravaganza: Star Wars!


This happened neither a long, long time ago nor in a galaxy far, far away – and thank goodness, because those scallops tasted a whole lot better fresh... Here are all the pictures. Thanks to everyone who made it. Recipes are forthcoming.   … [Read more...]

Baked Chicken and Rice with Okra…and Changing the World


I still dream about this dish. I have one serving in my freezer and I'm saving it for a special occasion when I'll need healthy comfort, like when the Habs lose game five, or for days worthy of a small celebration, like when Trump is ousted from politics forever (which will be … [Read more...]

Three Slow-Cooker Recipes and Throwing Off Winter with Lamb Tajine, Tequila Chicken Tacos and the Ultimate Tomato Sauce


Was that snow falling outside my window the other day? I refuse to believe that those big pillows of fluff weren't hallucinations. There's no way we're subzero and it's not even November yet. My general rule is that if it's not worse in Newfoundland than here in Montreal at … [Read more...]

Vegan Ice Cream Sundaes at Sophie Sucrée in Montreal


It's not too late! There's still a week of summer before the darn Equinox pulls the ice cream sundae rug out from under us. That means there's still time to try the caramel and raspberry coulis-topped ice cream sundae with whatever two scoops of the four or five daily flavours … [Read more...]

Nora Gray: A Place to Love


I know exactly when it happened. It was when I took my first bite of grilled pork chop with sweet pickled cherries. As I chewed, the fat melted in my mouth – like a lighter, more tender duck breast – coating the meat and spreading salt to every point on my tongue that craved … [Read more...]