"Food is the most primitive form of comfort." Sheilah Graham
Hiya my followers! I hope you are all doing well!
So, autumn is in full swing and with it, the perfect weather for cooking! And let me tell yah, cooking is what I have been doing a lot of lately! Not just cooking but recipe testing! I absolutely love testing and developing recipes, so whenever cookbook author Jane Rodmell asks for a bit of assistance, I jump at the chance! Jane does recipes for Cottage Life magazine and for her last project, she was asked to work on recipes for next April and May! Oh boy, do they ever work ahead! Eggs in all guises and creativity with leftovers were the challenges! And (without giving much away), I must say that food was great and eaten with delight by my sweetie Kevin and I! The next project I worked on was my quarterly published article in Sideroads of Halton Hills magazine. Christmas recipes were what they were looking for and Christmas recipes is what they got (yum!)! And speaking of 'Sideroads,' this is where today's recipe came from. My stew was developed for the Fall issue. I love fall cooking and just that chill in the air is enough for me to crave comfort food! Soups with aromas that fill the house, roasts in the oven that warm the kitchen and stews... Those one pot meals that can simply be savoured on their own or served up with basic bread and butter. Can it get any better than that?
I hope you enjoy this stew, it really is quite yummy!
Now, I need to take a moment to mention a really good cause! 'Feast for the Fight' is a cancer fundraising event that took place last Wednesday Oct. 19 throughout over 25 restaurants in Toronto. The annual event raises awareness and the proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society. I was contacted by the event coordinators to attend and blog about it. Even though I could not make it out (and believe me, I could easily eat a bowl of The Rebel House's poutine anytime, especially when it is for a good cause!), I told them I would mention the event. Cancer is an awful thing that has impacted all of our lives and any kind of work that raises funds to help find a cure is definitely worth the support!
Alrighty followers, stay warm and cozy and I will be back soon! Oh yes, when I return, I will actually be back as a newlywed...! That's right, my sweetie and I are tying the knot tomorrow and I hope our wedding will be enjoyed by all attending! A full report will be made and maybe even some pictures will find their way into my next blog! Bye for now my wonderful followers, keep on cookin' and we will catch up soon!