How to Throw a Lasagna Party

Lasagna is one of my favourite foods to cook and to eat. When lasagna, this cheesy, bubbling rectangle of glory, emerges from the oven, you just know that it’s a special day. You can either eat a huge portion yourself and then freeze the rest in squares, ready to be reheated for breakfast, lunch, or dinner- or you can have all your friends over for dinner and … Continue reading How to Throw a Lasagna Party

Coffee Blondies That Will Improve Any Situation on Earth

I got the flu last week. In a matter of hours, the little scratch in my throat turned into pain, and my whole body became achy, worse than if I’d run a marathon (probably- I assure you, I’ve never run a marathon). It hurt to do anything, and I was coughing, chilly and miserable. I felt my internal monologue shifting towards the dramatic: “I should have listened … Continue reading Coffee Blondies That Will Improve Any Situation on Earth

Dahlia on Daybreak: Appetizers, Oysters, Chuck Hughes, and a Lightning Round

Hello friends! I finally got the recordings of my last few segments on CBC Radio Daybreak and I’m very excited to share them with you. This segment, from early November, was hosted by Ainslie MacLellan because Daybreak host Mike Finnerty was on vacation. We had a great time chatting about my afternoon with Chuck Hughes and about my method for going out for a frugal night of … Continue reading Dahlia on Daybreak: Appetizers, Oysters, Chuck Hughes, and a Lightning Round

40+ Healthyish Meal Ideas

  As I’ve mentioned before, even for someone who loves to cook, it’s not easy to actually get in the habit of cooking for yourself every day. Planning, shopping, prepping, and cooking all take plenty of time, but I swear it’s a habit that’s worth developing. The reasons for this are threefold: 1. You’ll save so much money by not buying mediocre food for lunch at work. … Continue reading 40+ Healthyish Meal Ideas

Au Pied de Cochon, a Montreal Food-Lover’s Rite of Passage

Last month, I went to Au Pied de Cochon with three of my friends. It was a foodie pilgrimage that was a long time coming- my wonderful friend Zoë and I had been talking about going ever since we were in Rez in 2011. We had a carefully-crafted plan that involved going in a group, sharing every plate, and resisting the pull of the wine … Continue reading Au Pied de Cochon, a Montreal Food-Lover’s Rite of Passage

Le Bremner: Unforgettably Delicious, Unbelievably Fun

When an opportunity to meet and hang out with Chuck Hughes falls in to your lap, you take it. When you mention that you’ve been dying to go to one of his restaurants, and he says “come by Le Bremner some time, don’t worry about it!” YOU GO. At Le Bremner yesterday evening, I spent over two hours sitting at the bar with Grace, one of my … Continue reading Le Bremner: Unforgettably Delicious, Unbelievably Fun

A Quick Post for a Quick Recipe II: Eggs on Rice with Soy Sauce

It’s dinnertime, you’re hungry, and your fridge is woefully empty- it’s a scenario that we are all repeatedly faced with, no matter how well we try to plan ahead. If you find yourself in this predicament, put down the instant noodles- I’m here to help. You can make an amazingly flavourful and filling dinner with only a few ingredients that you definitely have lying around: it’s fried eggs … Continue reading A Quick Post for a Quick Recipe II: Eggs on Rice with Soy Sauce