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Ingredient of the Week: Ricotta

How did a byproduct of the Italian cheese making industry become a pantry staple? Ricotta, which comes from the Latin word recocta, meaning “recooked,” is made from whey, the milky liquid left behind when the curd is formed during cheese making. As The...

10 Ways Tuesday: Coffee

I’ve got creative ideas for cooking with coffee during winter: 1.  Café au Lait My absolute favorite coffee ritual during winter is the French café au lait. I’ve got fond memories of working as a late night/early morning baker, enjoying my breakfast after...

Ingredient of the Week: Coffee

Coffee, it’s a pantry staple. The coffee plant is a small tree cultivated on plantations across tropical areas of the globe: Hawaii, Cuba, Jamaica, Indonesia, Africa, and South America (the largest producer). Bringing coffee from the tree to the cup is a labour...