Recipes

HOT BUTTERED RUM

HOT BUTTERED RUM // The Kitchy Kitchen
Of course. How could this not exist? Hot buttered anything is delicious, so it follows that hot buttered rum would be exponentially delicious. When I first saw this offering on the menu at the Varnish, a primal voice inside me echoed, “Must try.” This primal voice likes butter, and booze apparently. And when the combination is aged rum, butter, a […]
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ROASTED VEGETABLES WITH PEPITA PESTO

ROASTED VEGETABLES WITH PEPITA PESTO // The Kitchy Kitchen
Roasted vegetables could be a meal in itself for me. The sugars caramelize, the texture becomes tender, the flavors intensify and deepen – it’s perfect. A huge part of cooking is finding balance in flavors, and sometimes that means adding a pop of contrast. With these round, deep flavors, a punctuation of brightness is a welcome addition. Pumpkin seed pesto is a slight twist […]
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APPLE CARAMEL COBBLER CAKE

APPLE CARAMEL COBBLER CAKE // THE KITCHY KITCHEN
This cake was a mistake. I was recipe testing with my food styling assistant, Sam, and we were making a tarte tatin, but Sam went into apple pie mode and started slicing the apples instead of halving them. But luckily I had left over caramel, so we made a sort of modified dump cake with apples and caramel. The result […]
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THE DOWN LOW

THE DOWN LOW // The Kitchy Kitchen
This is my new favorite cold weather cocktail. Imagine it like a martini plus. The plus part is the touch of angostura bitters and the walnut liqueur. The first sip is bright and refreshing, but quickly yields to the mellow, honeyed flavor of the liqueur with a subtle bite from the bitters. The down low is cozy yet refreshing at […]
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PERFECT CAULIFLOWER PUREE

PERFECT CAULIFLOWER PUREE // THE KITCHY KITCHEN
This is not a healthy version of mashed potatoes. Sorry, keep on walking if that’s what you’re looking for. It is, however, the most delicious cauliflower recipe. If you want a mashed potato texture, add less liquid, if you want a soup, add a few cups of broth. As is, this cauliflower puree is pure velvet, just begging for gravy […]
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THE JUNGLE BIRD

THE JUNGLEBIRD // THE KITCHY KITCHEN
Visiting Toronto often is one of my favorite perks of my job(s). At this point, I have a favorite neighborhood, favorite restaurants, favorite streets, and even a favorite apartment I always try to rent. It’s walking distance from Rhum Corner, a delicious Haitian inspired bar and restaurant on Dundas, in the hipster-ish (gosh we need a new word for that) […]
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TINA’S VINTAGE PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE

TINA'S VINTAGE PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE // THE KITCHY KITCHEN
Who doesn’t love a syrupy, warm, gorgeous cake? My aunt Tina has made her lovely pineapple upside-down cake for years, and it’s been a favorite dessert in my family. It looks like a stained glass window, with maraschino cherries dotting the glistening surface, and immediately sends me time traveling to the 1960s. To kick start my YouTube series with Tina, […]
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