Our society has forced alot of us to eat on the run or have very little time to prepare meals.  Whether your in the corporate world, busy parents with kids or just plain busy – having tips to prepare healthy quick meals is a big help.  I put together a few simple ways to be […]


I was tossing around some ideas in my head on what to share with you today and this popped into my mind.  I spent some time this weekend working on my new book so I had party and hosting on my brain.  I hope you enjoy these tips and find use for them when you […]

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Do You Know Your Favorite Cookie?

by zesty on November 7, 2012 · 7 comments

Happy Wednesday! I have a fun and interactive post for you today!  Why?  Just because really…. no special reason.  Well other than the fact that you are in for a special treat from now until the end of the year. That’s right!  One cookie post a week for the remainder of the year.  Sound like […]


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 […]


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 […]



Happy Friday!  With Thanksgiving fast approaching in the US (I forgot to do this post for the Canadian Thanksgiving), I thought this would be a great time to quickly go through my favorite eats at Thanksgiving. First off I will start with saying that it was really hard to limit this post to 5 items […]


Garden Finds…. I See Broccoli.

by zesty on August 31, 2012 · 0 comments

Happy Friday! Checked the garden last night and look what we found….. a ton of grape tomatoes, some cucumber, lots of new carrots but look.  My first ever head of broccoli. How exciting is that?  I know not everyone gets excited over broccoli but it is so versatile.     Check out below some ways […]


Julia Child was a beloved American icon who pioneered an entire genre of cooking shows and taught a generation of food lovers that cooking can be easy and enjoyable.  PBS  is hosting a Cook for Julia campaign as a way to celebrate her 100th birthday. I was approached but Matt over at PBS to see […]


Campfire Dinner

by zesty on August 6, 2012 · 1 comment

There is something to be said about cooking over an open fire. The flavor.  The smell. The excitement. Last Friday we had the pleasure of preparing campfire dinners with our friends at the campground.  Never before have I done anything quite like this before in all my days around food.  Now the finished product, all […]

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