#FoodFocus – Tower Garden – Outdoor Edition

In my neck of the woods, this summer season was a little wet…. OK. It was very wet! The few plants of corn I purchased at the beginning of the season didn’t make it. My Brussel sprouts are still too small to harvest yet. Even my strawberries weren’t as prolific as they could have been.…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Tower Garden – Outdoor Edition

#FoodFocus – The Cabbage Patch – Open Faced Cabbage Roll 

My mealtime inspirations come from anywhere and everywhere. I must admit that most of the time I have no clue what I will be making for dinner.  Sometimes I get an idea while I’m at my  job. Sometimes it’s from something I’ve heard or seen on a food program. And other times it’s while having…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Cabbage Patch – Open Faced Cabbage Roll 

#FoodFocus – The Tasty Tomato – Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

As the days begin to get cooler, a bowl of soup always hits the spot, whether it be for lunch or dinner or even a snack to tide you over between meals. Soups are so easy to prepare, oftentimes improvising produces some very tasty dishes! Tomato soup is one of the more popular canned soups.…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Tasty Tomato – Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

#FoodFocus – The Tasty Tomato – Simple Salads

Tomatoes are so versatile and incorporating them into a salad is a very easy way to reap the many benefits of this food. And simple doesn’t have to mean boring either. Check out these salad ideas. As you know by now, I am Italian so I use olive oil and oregano in a lot of…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Tasty Tomato – Simple Salads

#FoodFocus – The Humble Chickpea – Pasta e Ceci (noodles with chickpeas)

Comfort food means different things to different people. Every culture has its own version. Italians have quite a few, one of them being noodles with chickpeas, or pasta e ceci as we call it. You probably know by now that I am Italian, first generation Canadian. Growing up, I was attached to my mom’s apron…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Humble Chickpea – Pasta e Ceci (noodles with chickpeas)

#FoodFocus – The Amazing Avocado – Avocado Toast

Ingredients 1 slice multigrain bread, toasted 1/2 avocado 1/4 cup fresh tomato, diced 1-2 basil leaves, finely chopped 1 medium egg, poached 1 tsp mayonnaise lemon juice salt and pepper, to taste roasted sunflower seeds sriracha sauce Smash or mash your avocado, squeeze a little lemon juice into into it to prevent it from turning…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Amazing Avocado – Avocado Toast