Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Cajun Fish Tacos

In our house, we take Tex-Mex VERY seriously!

Quesadillas, enchiladas, nachos with guacamole, fajitas.. all of these are regular fixtures in our diet. I buy cilantro on a weekly (sometimes bi-weekly) basis.

Of course, one of our absolutely favourite things to make is fish tacos!

We've tried different variations on the fish taco through the years with great success, but our recent favourite leaves them behind in the dust. Breaded, a tad spicy and all around delicious, Cajun Fish Tacos.

These pan fried beauties are SO quick to make, you can easily pull this meal together in 20 minutes including the prep time. This is good since you'll scarf them back faster than you can imagine and need to make more PRONTO (provided you aren't totally stuffed of course!)

So let's get started.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Wine Down!

Happy Friday Everyone!

We're about to launch into the first weekend of Spring and I already have a wedding shower to attend.

Off. To. The. RACES!

This has been a week filled with ups and downs, excitement and stresses, warm weather and snow (sigh) and general spring fever mixed with vacation brain (I'm leaving for Key West on MONDAY!) 

So with SO much going on, I think it's high time we Wine Down this week! Grab a Cocktail (like this one!) and join me.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Pretty in Pink Cocktail

Let's face it: Spring is the best season to feel fresh and pretty!

Something about the weather, the feeling of newness, the soft sunshine and the feel in the air always makes me feel my most feminine and pretty.

But there's more to Spring than meets the eye. It's a season of amazing change, strength, growth, rainstorms and cold snaps. 

If the seasons had genders, Spring is as powerfully feminine as you get.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Maple Salmon Asparagus Pasta

Sometimes in cooking (as in life) collaboration is the key to success!

You take two good ideas and combine them to make something wonderful. A culinary team that is both surprising and delightful to the palette.

Today I want to talk about a culinary collaboration that came about when a friend of mine had taken leftovers I'd made from the night before and threw them all together in a pan to make the MOST delicious pasta!

I want to talk about Maple Salmon Asparagus Pasta.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday Wine Down

Happy Friday!  And Happy St Patrick's Day!

Guys, two Wine Downs in a row? I am feeling so accomplished!!!

It's been a long, cold week in the Toronto area, and I'm looking forward to the snap of warmer weather we're supposed to get this weekend.

It's been a great week so lets get started. Grab your Guinness and your Green shirt and lets Wine Down!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Picking Nail Polish Colours For Spring

Spring is around the corner and the warm weather is FINALLY on its way!

It's time to peel off those socks, look down at your toes, and realize you need a pedicure. Desperately.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday Wine Down!

Happy Friday!!!!!

It has been a loooooooooooooong time since I last did a wine down; I think it's because the monotony of winter gives way to the same post every week...

"It was cold... we stayed in and ate curry... I am fighting off winter weight..."

But now that Spring is in the air (even though it's -10C/14F) I have been re energized! So let's Wine Down this week!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Lessons From My Literary Heroines

I've always been a big reader. As a child, teenager and now as an adult you can most often find me with my nose in a book, curled up in a big chair with a cup of tea.

My books are my friends. I have favourites that I read every year, specific books for certain seasons, and get more value from my Indigo points card than anyone I know.

My love of books stems from an early age. My parents always read to us from the time we were small. Some of my favourite memories are sitting up before bed with my Dad while he read to me from the Narnia series. 

So it should come as no surprise that my books impact me in a way that some young women are often impacted by actresses or musicians. The girls and women who I modeled myself after were found more often between the pages of a book than on my TV screen.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Arranging Your Own Spring Bouquet

It's March! It's March! And I have to say, I'm pretty excited that it's nearly Spring!!!

Nothing makes me happier at this time of year than throwing open my windows, giving the apartment a good clean, and then decorating with some spring touches!