Boston’s Best Bets

I’ve lived in Boston for two and a half years now, and while it’s a weird place — and let’s face it, America is a kind of a hellscape sometimes — there’s really, really excellent food here. You definitely have to know where to look for it (because the unreasonably high cost of rent andContinue reading “Boston’s Best Bets”

Snack Judgment

Hello! I wanted to tell my lovely Chew on This readers about my latest project! It’s where I’m focusing most of my energy these days, but don’t worry- Chew on This isn’t going anywhere. I’ll still be updating my Best Of lists and adding recipes every once in a while. My new project is calledContinue reading “Snack Judgment”

When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Piiiiiiie…..

Hello, pizza people! I’ve learned a few very important home pizza tips in the past year since I first published this post, so I’ve updated it with new recipes and some nicer photos because ~artistic growth~. Give these new recipes a try and a) you’ll never cook your pizza sauce ever again, and b) youContinue reading “When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Piiiiiiie…..”

London 2017 + a little update

Hello again, world! It’s been approximately 100 years since my last post. March 2017 (and the first half of April) was an absolute whirlwind- six weeks that I won’t ever forget. I went to London for 4 days with Aaron to visit Nate and Grace, and then spent two consecutive weekends in Toronto, the first withContinue reading “London 2017 + a little update”

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 feltContinue 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 aboutContinue reading “Dahlia on Daybreak: Appetizers, Oysters, Chuck Hughes, and a Lightning Round”

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,  I’m here to help. You can make an amazingly flavourful and filling dinner with only a few ingredients that you definitelyContinue reading “A Quick Post for a Quick Recipe II: Eggs on Rice with Soy Sauce”

Chuck Hughes and Tomato Pie, a 10/10 Afternoon

Friday was a little bit surreal. I left work early, went home and made a quick omelette, and then ran to the metro. I took the Orange Line from Sherbrooke all the way up to Montmorency, and then hopped onto the bus that Google Maps had told me to hop onto. I spoke with the busContinue reading “Chuck Hughes and Tomato Pie, a 10/10 Afternoon”

Guest Post: The Joy of (not) Cooking and Baking Instead

My dear friend Julianna is the best baker I know, and she’s as generous as she is talented. Every baked good she makes gets devoured in minutes, equally because it’s so delicious and because of how many friends she’s always sharing with. Pumpkin brownies, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies, pies, cakes, brownies, banana chocolate chipContinue reading “Guest Post: The Joy of (not) Cooking and Baking Instead”

October’s Most Notable Eats

What a month! I’ll get right into it. I told you I was busy! Oct 5: Mongolian Hot Pot for a friend’s birthday. I’d been meaning to try this place for years, and it did not disappoint. As soon as I entered, the smell of the steam from dozens of tableside broth pots smacked me right in theContinue reading “October’s Most Notable Eats”

Hi Again + Dahlia on the Radio: Birthdays, Meal Planning, Cheese Boxes, and a Lightning Round

This is the huge charcuterie and cheese platter served as a warm-up for the literally enormous, nigh irresponsible amount of food we had at (Canadian!) thanksgiving last month. Hi, Chew on This friends!  I’ve been extremely MIA all through October because of things like birthdays, job changes, visitors, a weekend away, thanksgiving, and a Life Curveball orContinue reading “Hi Again + Dahlia on the Radio: Birthdays, Meal Planning, Cheese Boxes, and a Lightning Round”

ErickaBrunch

I have many strong feelings about brunch. I usually think that brunch should be exclusively a diner/greasy spoon affair, but the number-one brunch experience that exists on this very earth is made by Ericka Grawey, a close friend of mine. Her brunches are for friends only (for now- keep an eye out, I can see Ericka Brunches- or Ericka Events-Continue reading “ErickaBrunch”