The Wrath of Grapes

The Wrath of Grapes

Looking out of the kitchen window, I can see grape vines in the yard.  This neighbourhood in Toronto  had many Italians, as evidenced by the grapes vines  on metal structures that create canopies for porches, cars and backyards. Some are still maintained, and others...
Fava Beans on Arugula

Fava Beans on Arugula

On Violetta’s request. Please note that my recipes are just estimates – I cook from instinct and testing, not from measuring. Fava Beans on Arugula A bunch of fresh fava beans in their pods – if it’s a full meal, have about 10 pods per person,...
I love you, he said

I love you, he said

It’s a lovely summer evening. Maggie, my lovely dog, insists she needs to go out. I get her things and we embark on a walk in the warm summer evening. It’s after 11 pm, so there is a gentle breeze. Delightful. On our way to the corner, she sees two men...

Die Another Day

During a dinner party this week, I went to the kitchen to retrieve my glass of wine. There, I found a fly in my drink. Not a small, fruit fly but a full-sized housefly. He was swimming vigorously in the glass of blush wine and trying to get out. I am calling him a...

Mushroom Caper 2: Time Lapse

Having the oyster mushroom kit on my counter, it seemed they were almost growing before my eyes. It was cool and creepy. I decided to do a 24 hour time lapse video to see just how much they were growing. Here it is: Mushrooms Growing – 24 hour time lapse from...