meals

chilies in oil

chilies in oil

We'd adjust if they removed some of our favourites from the menu, but we'd throw a little fit if this restaurant stopped serving their house made chilies in oil....
carrots in corriander

carrots in coriander

To be served craggy, big carrots in all their ugly beauty (well they are both), lying long and awkwardly on a white plate was different. I had to take them in and then I had to recreate them....
parsnip pecorino soup LS

parsnip pecorino soup

One December day in New York, on the first really snowy day of that winter, I went to M. Wells Dinette at MoMA PS1. It was cold enough outside that I passed...
tibetan butter tea LS

tibetan butter tea

In 2004 the Dalai Lama came to Toronto to perform a Kalachakra and I attended for part of the week-long event. Aside from being a memorable spiritual experi...
sunny arrack

a tale of two arrack cocktails

Made from unopened coconut tree flowers, arrack is compared to whiskey or rum or something in between. I've used it in place of both to try it out and you should too....
chuttie's marshmallows

chuttie’s marshmallows

"Would you make marshmallows?" is the refrain, if my aunt dares to ask what she can bring to very special event....

autumn tart

It's just like leaves drifted right down from the from the trees and settled onto your tart! If dead leaves tasted like crisped chard and oyster mushrooms. ...

dhal

Asian households almost always have cooked rice on hand. Sri Lankan households almost always have rice and dhal....
fruit and nut chocolate bites

fruit and nut chocolate bites

I have to tell you I'm not a big fruit and chocolate person. I like fruit + nuts, and nuts + chocolate but I don't like dried fruit in my chocolate bars. However, this is different....