Best Butter Chicken

Best Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken is one of the recipes most frequently requested of me. It’s one I make fairly often, so I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to post it!

This¬†restaurant favourite¬†is creamy, flavourful and mild on the spectrum of Indian curries. My version is simplified (read: doesn’t require a plethora of spices that you’ll buy and only need one-eighth of a teaspoon of) but doesn’t suffer in the flavour department. This is definitely a lick-your-plate dinner.

Grilled Salmon with Avocado-Melon-Cucumber Salsa

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Melon Cucumber Salsa

I understand that it is now past mid-September, and trust me, I’m totally gung-ho on apple this and pumpkin that – lots of autumn nummy nums to come! It’s just that I seem to transition my baking over to fall more quickly and eagerly than my cooking.

I made this incredible Grilled Salmon recipe with a very summery Avocado-Melon Salsa, because the goings are still good at the farmers’ market and I needed to bid adieu to barbecuing season.

Chai Spiced Apple Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

Chai Spiced Apple Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

As soon as September arrives, I’m eager to segue into autumn baking – is there anything better in life than the smell of apples and warm spices wafting from the oven?

This is one of my favourite fall cakes – it’s moist, fragrant and studded with apples. You’ve seen it before, here. It’s a casual dessert, one that gets eagerly gobbled up for breakfast with coffee the next day. But this time I was entertaining and wanted to make it special.

Buttermilk Waffles

Buttermilk Waffles

I woke up at 6 am on Saturday, to a very endearing “Hi! Hi! Hi! Hi!” being chirped in a little voice from a crib. You can’t really be unhappy about an early morning wake-up call when someone is so excited to see you, and to start the day. So I made waffles, little peanut glued to my hip, as he almost always is while I’m cooking. (Please focus on the cutie and ignore my crazy-pants bouffant-y hair in that photo, thanks hubby.)

ABC (Apple, Beet, Carrot) juice

ABC (Apple, Beet, Carrot) juice

I got a juicer! It’s an appliance I’ve been eyeballing since I did a collection of juice recipes for a Canadian magazine, using one borrowed from a friend. Would you judge me if I told you that cocktails were my primary motivation for wanting my own? Imagine all the incredible libations that could be poured with fresh ginger juice, fresh cucumber juice or fresh sour cherry juice as a starting point? I’m gonna have fun with this baby!