Archive for the 'Dining In' Category

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Monday, January 15th, 2007

I probably make more soups in January and February than I do in the rest of the year combined, I’m going to blame it on the weather. This is a “curried” take on one of my favourite vegetables. This is a very hearty soup; it serves 4 as a first course. 1 butternut squash, cut […]

Roasted Beets

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

Being vegetarian was easy for me because there was nothing vegetable based that I would not eat, except for beets! Must have been some suppressed childhood experience, but I would never go near the things. A couple of years ago, someone recommended that I try them pickled; I usually love anything pickled, so decided to […]

A Pasta Dinner Fit for a Half Marathoner

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Today, Mr VdeT is scheduled to run his second 21km race this season, and although a half marathon does not necessitate a “carbo load” leading up to it, we need any excuse for a pasta dinner, me included, even though the most strenuous thing I will do today is walk to Starbucks for a latte […]

Last of the Garden’s Vegetables

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

Autumn is already in the air; there is a slight chill and the days are getting shorter. With labour day weekend, came the last of the veggies in my parents garden patch. For dinner, I wanted to include as many of them as possible and make a simple nutritious meal. It works out to be […]

Gina’s Penne with Cherry Tomatoes

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

This pasta recipe will be forever referred to in our home as “Gina’s Penne” (not to worry, I cleared this with Gina). An almost daily occurence for me at work is when I say to my friend Gina “what are you having for dinner tonight?” Last week she mentioned throwing together some penne, cherry tomatoes […]

A Birthday Feast

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

In celebration of my sister’s imminent 31st birthday (of course I can’t believe my little sister is turning 31!), we had two incredibly delicious meals at my parents home. “Groveland”, as we fondly refer to it, is where every meal is eagerly anticipated and immensely enjoyed. Whether my mum has whipped up an old family […]

Guilty Pleasure

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

KD! Every once in a while, mostly when I’m on my own for dinner, I will give in and make Kraft dinner. And by once in a while I mean three times a year, at most. I can’t explain what comes over me, perhaps it is some kind of nostalgia for dinner while at university, […]

Mustard Glazed Salmon

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

We are usually not very creative with dinner on a Friday night; it tends to be scrambled eggs or Thai take-out, but yesterday I wanted to do something different as Mr VdeT was coming home from a business trip, and we both very much felt like a home cooked meal. I nipped out of the […]

Sweet potatoes the way we like them

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

About a month ago, in between watching world cup football games, Mr Vin de Table and I felt like eating potato chips. Potatoes rarely make it into our weekly veggie purchases, but we happened to have a couple of sweet potatoes laying around, originally purchased to be roasted with loads of other veggies, but were […]