October 2012

Happy Halloween! Tis’ the season to roast vegetables and today is no exception. Lately I have been turning into a huge brussel sprout fan and I am loving it. Many years have passed in my life where I never tried a brussel sprout let alone thought about roasting it in the oven. Well my friends [...]


And The Winner Is….

by zesty on October 29, 2012 · 1 comment

Well I am not home yet from the conference in Virginia but I think I am outside of Sandy range for the day. I spent a large portion of my day yesterday in an airport but I landed in Montreal last night at 12:15am. I was supposed to fly home today from DC, however all [...]

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Apricot Pork Pasta with Feta

by zesty on October 24, 2012 · 37 comments

Come here Wednesdayand give me a hug!  Ahhhh thank you.  Happy Wednesday to you! After visiting the new local market last week, I left with a nice pork roast that I was planning to roast for sandwiches, stir-fry and whatever else rolled through my brain. This dish was an ad hoc lunch prepared in less [...]


Happy Monday! Last week I was sent a copy of Jamie Oliver’s latest book – Jamie Oliver’s Great Britain. I’m sure many of you who watch the Food Network are familiar with Jamie Oliver. Not only has he hosted his own cooking shows, The Naked Chef and Jamie At Home, he also has made it [...]


Crispy Peanut Butter Cookies

by zesty on October 19, 2012 · 27 comments


I wanted to focus on baked good today.  With that being said, I have a fun simple cookie that you will love – a versatile peanut butter cookie.  Whether you want a crunch, a soft chewy texture, chocolate or butterscotch chips, this cookie can handle it.  Next time you are in the mood for a [...]


Top 6 Ways to Organize your fridge

by zesty on October 17, 2012 · 26 comments

So Wednesday is here, and it is not raining. Today I wanted to share with you some things I do to organize my fridge.  My methods are pretty elementary however it’s better than just pushing items to the back of the fridge in hopes someone will move them. Have you ever wanted to see what [...]


What’s your Favorite Seasoning?

by zesty on October 15, 2012 · 21 comments

Red Pepper

A rainy Monday is here but it is getting warmer.  I hope everyone is doing well. You know in the past I have asked people about what their favorite herbs and spices are as well as I had posted about sweet vs salty. Both were fun and created a lot of buzz so I thought [...]


Mexican Quinoa W/ Left Over Turkey

by zesty on October 12, 2012 · 1 comment

Hi, Is this thing on?  OK great, you can hear me. Hope things are going well in your neck of the woods.  At the present time things are absolutely nuts on my end but I am not complaining.  Lots of balls up in the air and so far, my neck is not getting sore keeping [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

by zesty on October 8, 2012 · 2 comments

Happy Thanksgiving Canada! Busy day today for a holiday but I wanted to stop in and let you know how things are going.  We had one turkey dinner yesterday. Results were delish.  Some pictures to follow. We have a second turkey dinner today at my mom’s later on but first we are getting a family [...]


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