Apple Crumble

Apple CrumbleI think the world is split between summer people and winter people, and I am definitely a Winter Girl.

Part of the reason I get excited as the days get shorter is because I get to start making all my cold-weather-favourites again. There’s nothing like steaming plates of Irish Stew and Shepard’s Pie to warm the soul as the snow falls outside.

One of my absolute favourite deserts of all time has to be Apple Crumble. Simple but delicious, there’s just something about the spiced apple, delicious carmelisation and crispy topping that really satisfies the tastebuds.

The recipe below is an amalgamation of dozens I’ve come across over the years, including my Mom’s. I’ve finally found a balance between a dense topping and thick apple sauce that I’m happy to share with the world. It’s delightfully simple,  so give it a try! Continue reading

Alirang Korean Restaurant

Alirang Korean RestaurantThis week, I decided to give a visit to a restaurant that opened just down the street from me at the corner of Main and Locke , Alirang Korean Restaurant. It’s been open for a few months now and I’ve been meaning to try it. Unfortunately, I’m quite unfamiliar with Korean food and didn’t feel like I had the expertise to review the food. Well, lucky for me my good friend Mark, who spent two years teaching English in Korea, was kind enough to join me for dinner and help with today’s review.

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Cheesy Sausage Pasta Bake

Cheesy Sausage Pasta BakeAs you’ll all find out as our blog goes on, we really love a lot of the recipes over at Smittenkitchen.com. The recipes aren’t too tough and the food is usually super delicious.

This week’s cheesy pasta recipe is one that we’ve tried a couple of times now and is definitely one of our favourites. It was also the first time Rory made a bechamel sauce! Read on to check it out. Continue reading

Hillbilly Heaven

Hillybilly HeavenThis week’s review is a bit strange – we’re reviewing a restaurant that’s now closed. Because the review was already written before it closed,  we’d like to post it anyway.

A couple of weeks ago, we were in the mood for a messy, Southern style dinner. So naturally, we decided to visit one of my favorite Southern restaurants, Hillbilly Heaven. They used to have two locations (one on upper James, the other on King St. East), but have more recently closed down the mountain location and, as of this posting, just closed their King St. location. That may not seem like a good indication, but see what we have to say… Continue reading