Recipes

Pumpkin Bread

Chelsea Lytle     Since pumpkin season is now well underway, I felt it would be appropriate to make something with my favourite squash. As delicious as “pumpkin bread” is, it’s not a typical bread—it’s a sweet loaf. This bread was inspired in part by my love of pumpkins, but also […]

Peach Salsa

I have a soft spot for salsa, especially salsa fresca. Fruit is a lovely addition to the popular sauce, adding colour, sweetness, and complexity to the flavour. It’s one of my favourite summer snacks, but it can be enjoyed year round. Because the Ontario peach season is winding down, now […]

Chicken Fingers

joysofmommyhood.com  Chicken fingers are one of the most popular comfort foods. While the grocery store might offer moderately priced frozen versions, it’s actually quite easy (and cheaper) to make your own. Homemade chicken strips are healthier than their fast food alternatives, and they’re more delicious. These can be made in […]

Mojitos

The mojito, a traditional Cuban cocktail, is not only one of the most refreshing drinks I’ve ever tried, but also one of the most versatile. The simple ingredients in the traditional version—rum, sugar, lime, soda, and mint—make it an excellent canvass for adding any variety of flavours. The blackberry mojito, however, is my favourite.

DIY Seasoning

If you’re a fan of Mexican food, Montreal is not exactly a bueno place for la comida mexicano. That doesn’t mean you have to resort to brand-name sodium and MSG-based Old El Paso Mexican seasoning. You can make your own using spices from any local grocer. This mix makes about half a cup of seasoning for tacos, burritos, fajitas, or enchiladas.

DIY Seasoning

If you’re a fan of Mexican food, Montreal is not exactly a bueno place for la comida mexicano. That doesn’t mean you have to resort to brand-name sodium and MSG-based Old El Paso Mexican seasoning. You can make your own using spices from any local grocer. This mix makes about half a cup of seasoning for tacos, burritos, fajitas, or enchiladas.

Mojitos

The mojito, a traditional Cuban cocktail, is not only one of the most refreshing drinks I’ve ever tried, but also one of the most versatile. The simple ingredients in the traditional version-rum, sugar, lime, soda, and mint-make it an excellent canvass for adding any variety of flavours.

Gruyere Mac and Cheese

This French twist on macaroni and cheese is a holiday classic in my family that is usually served with beef bourguignon, homemade rolls, and a few too many glasses of red wine. Now that I’ve moved back into my Montreal apartment after a summer away from home, curling up with this cheesy treat is the perfect way to relax after class and let the nostalgia kick in.