Category : Miscellaneous

24 Sep 2013

Sauce Wars

Late summer is a busy time in my neighbourhood. Most of my neighbours make their own tomato sauce, a tradition handed down through the generations. I have “borrowed” many a jar when my pantry was bare.   While I didn’t grow up in an Italian family, I have married into one and thought I should finally learn what all the fuss was about.  I made the suggestion that we all get together and make a huge batch of sauce for everyone […]

02 Oct 2012

Inspired Rapini and Sausage Pasta

Today I came home after a long day on set to find my neighbours setting up a large meat grinder in their driveway.  I know that sounds strange but here is a little background on my neighbours: they have what I can only describe as an urban farm in their yard.  They grow all kinds of herbs and veggies including tomatoes, cabbage, kale, beans and pumpkins.  They even keep several chickens.  We trade a lot of food back and forth, […]