Picnic Perfect Broccoli Summer Salad

Here’s another FAB summer recipe from Kitchenette Lorene. We got up to some serious picknickery this summer and Lorene and her hubby (Mr. Kitchenette) brought this delicious broccoli salad as their contribution. As an added bonus, the broccoli was from her backyard vegetable garden. (Yes, she can be a bit of a show-off.  We love that about […]

The Goodness of Vinegar

It’s a rainy Sunday in July. A perfect time for some home truths (and handy household tips) from Kitchenette Lorene. I am the self-proclaimed Queen of Thrift. Nothing makes me happier than finding ways to make things last longer. If I were noble, I would say that everything I do is with the environment in […]

Strawberries Equal Summer Sunshine

Kitchenette Lorene is back this week with a seasonal tasty meal. Strawberries! The mere mention of the word has us salivating. The fragrance of a sweet freshly picked sliced berry of goodness transports us back to childhood. Though we were city dwellers, my Dad loved to grow a garden and my Mom loved to make jam and preserves […]

First Day of Summer on Father’s Day – Does It Get Any Better?

June 21, 2015 will be the first day of summer AND Father’s Day. Wow! Kitchenette Lorene is back to share some ideas of how to spend some quality time with Dad and take in some of the beautiful summer sunshine. I Love summertime! The gardens are blooming and growing. The evenings are long enough to […]

Pesto Presto!

There is nothing that makes the kitchen smell as heavenly as pesto making. The combination of crushed garlic and basil is mouthwateringly aromatic. Plus, according to Tracey Lewindon of Nature’s Heart Aromatherapy, basil also clears sinuses and increases energy.  Bonus! Harvesting a bounty of herbs from the garden is soul satisfying and enjoying summer’s freshness […]

A Peach of a Time

There is always something a little thrilling about introducing a new food to someone.  The sharing of food equates to the sharing of love. Taking summer vacation and visiting friends and relatives offer plenty of opportunities for fabulous feasting and dishing in many loving kitchens along the way. On a recent road trip to visit […]

Labneh. A Love Story.

Yes. For those who have asked, the answer is yes. It is possible to fall in love with cheese. Now, many of us avoid cheese. Sometimes, like love, it can break your heart. Its sheer creamy deliciousness has been known to make people weep. I *might* be one of them. For many, the kinds made […]

Serving Up Summer Glam

Managed to steal a summer evening at  a friends home last weekend and was served up a gorgeous gazpacho. It was so gorgeous, all I could think was: ‘Bond. James Bond….if he was vegan’. Honestly, that is what I thought. The hostess generously shared the recipe, which she got from her hairdresser, Chrystal. (No relation […]

Of Perfect Picnics and Pies

Labour Day Weekend is the last great weekend of summer in our part of the world and blessed by almost perfect weather, a large and pretty backyard and a conveniently dated family birthday, Dishing in the Kitchen hosted a ‘vintage garden picnic’ to celebrate all of the above-mentioned. To make the perfect backyard picnic, select […]

Dishing Fans Take Back the Weekend

Drum roll, please. Here I am with the awesome Peter Laurie, proprietor of the Backeddy Resort and Marina and the generous sponsor of the Take Back Your Weekend contest. Lucky fan, Jenn Co-McMillan won the online draw contest and Kathleen Hatley won the door prize draw at the Soul Sail in June. Standing Up for […]