Soups

Lunch

Lentil Chili

Do you think Laura scared winter away with her angry outburst the other day? I like to tease that her temper can run to horse-head-in-the-bed extremes (which is actually almost

Winter

Italian Wedding Soup

Are you resolution makers? I am but I’m not someone who needs January to do it. I’m constantly making lists – either in notebooks or just in my scattered mind

By Ingredient

Mushroom Barley Soup

Will you excuse a super short post if I tell you I’m writing it from book tour in New York? No? Yeah, you shouldn’t, it’s much less fancy than it

By Season

Roasted Butternut Squash and Sweet Pear Soup

It never fails. Every year, right around Halloween, my daughter gets a nasty case of strep throat. It’s a ton of fun. Our three days of captivity in the house

By Season

Gluten Free Butternut Squash Soup Topped with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

It went from the heart of summer heat and humidity to deep fall within 24 hours in Toronto this week. There are things I hate about our moody weather (like

Lunch

Egg Drop Soup

Scarlett awoke the other night in a frightened sweat. I’m never really surprised when she has a nightmare because she has pretty vivid dreams on a regular basis but she

Vegetables

Beef & Mushroom Stew

When Laura and I decided that this week’s theme would be comfort food, we were, of course, thinking about the weather. Middle of February, spring still many weeks away, cold,

By Meal Type

Lisa’s Letters Home: Grilled Duck and Noodle Soup

My grandmother was Japanese-Canadian, which meant that our holiday dinner table had an unusual hybrid of things like roast turkey and sushi rolls. Although she was a tiny woman who

Soups

Coconut Lentil Soup

You know what you can count on, when you live in Ontario, like we do? Winter. Every year. Right after fall. And yet… Lordy, the crying and belly-aching over the

Dairy

Mushroom Cheddar Chowder

There’s this little restaurant that my husband and I have visited since the time we were married. It’s been through a couple of owners but its latest incarnation has been