Strawberry Peach Hand Pies

The hand pie is such a perfect invention. Portable, easily to bring to a picnic, and you can safely wrap them up and give them to your friends without worrying about also giving them COVID! I’ve made these for a couple of physically distanced park hangs and they’re a hit. Good pastry crust can be …

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sure, you could just go to the store and buy yourself an ice cream sandwich. But that’s no fun! If you’ve got some time on your hands, it’s way more fun (and delicious) to try making your own! These sandwiches were inspired by a favourite coworker, who loves some mint chocolate chip ice cream. I’ve …

Spicy Sheet Pan Cauliflower

Last week, I realized my Dad didn’t know how to use the oven. In all of our virtual cooking lessons (here and here and here) we make something quick and easy on the stove. My Dad has been doing so well that I decided it was time to graduate to the oven. This spicy cauliflower …

Moroccan Chickpea Stew

It’s hard to teach someone to cook by Zoom. How do you teach someone to cut an onion properly, when you have to use both your hands to cut the onion, but need another hand so you can tilt your phone down to show what you’re doing? (For more on my remote cooking lessons for …

Pasta with Garlic Chickpeas

The world is upside down right now. As of a week ago, Toronto is on lockdown – our province is in a state of emergency, schools, restaurants and stores (except grocery stores) are closed, and people are staying indoors and avoiding others. Almost overnight, it feels like our whole society has shut down. It’s  hard …