Category Natalie’s Blog

On Sharing Recipes

While collecting recipes from all the participants of our latest swap, I started thinking about the idea of recipe discovery, collection, and sharing. What makes us go, “Ooh, I’d like to make that!” when we see a recipe? What makes us toss out a recipe without ever making it again, and what pushes us to […]

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Recipes & comics, with a side of grilled cheese.

I recently stumbled upon this list on Saveur’s website of ‘Recipe Comix,’ which is exactly what it sounds like. Saveur contacted several comic artists, asking each artist to draw a recipe for them.  The collection of the works of art as recipes that resulted from this request are as varied as you could imagine.  I […]

Gingerbread Granola

I don’t know about you, but I find myself still craving gingerbread-flavoured things long after Christmas has finished.  While I’m an odd person in that I’ll gladly listen to Christmas carols in June, and have no qualms about drinking apple cider in the summer (it’s a comforting drink, what can I say?) – gingerbread and […]

What’s In Season: December

During this month, I, and everyone around me, discover that I am the World’s Biggest Baby because of my constant, never-ending mantra of, “I’m so cooooold.”  You’d think that being Canadian and having lived in Ontario all of my life would prepare me for the cold weather and that by this time I’d have developed […]

Apple & Almond Crackle Tarts

There is nothing more quintessentially fall-like than sweet, fragrant and crisp apples.  Mind you, this year was a bit unfortunate in apple-y news — there was an April frost that damaged many apple crops in Southern Ontario, unfortunately, and so there weren’t as many bushels of super cheap apples to crunch.  Nevertheless, apples are still […]

Kale and Veggiepalooza Egg Scramble

So here’s the deal — I eat a lot of kale.  I don’t do it because it’s a ‘superfood’ and it’s ‘so good for you’ (although those things are stellar.  I’m down for some hearty nutrients any day, hey.) — I do it because kale is delicious.  However, despite the fact that a.) I am an […]