Author: Kevin Lamoureux

Irish Seafood Chowder

After the ubiquitous fish and chips, the other sea creatures harvested along the Irish coast, like cockles and mussels, often get combined with some Irish cream and potatoes to make chowder.  Most commonly served as...

Roast Potatoes with Mirepoix

This dish makes a great side for roast beef or grilled lamb. Mirepoix is a popular flavour enhancer used in French cuisine. Normally, onion, carrot and celery are used but variations using other aromatic...

crepes with apple and pear

Sweet & Savory Crêpes

One of the things I remember most about by first visit to Quebec City was ordering crêpes from a street vendor. Once you chose your fillings and placed your order you watched and waited...

Pineapple upside down cake

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

If you have about 1½ cups of ripe fresh pineapple to spare, and are in the mood for baking, then you and your family are sure to enjoy this twist on traditional upside-down cake....

mango

Best Way to Cut a Mango

I used to struggle to cut up mangoes until I came across this “kitchen hack”.  Simply slice your mango along the sides of the pit which gives you two cheeks.  Then use a drinking...

Tierra del Fuega National Park, Argentina

Dulce de Leche

Popular for generations across the Spanish speaking cultures is the quintessential South American treat called Dulce de Leche. Translated roughly as “milk candy” it is much like a caramel sauce. One of my favorite...

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

If you’re not familiar with it, you may think Butter Chicken is an odd name for an Indian dish and may not be a good choice for someone watching their diet. With only 2...