Killing the Sriracha

Today I finish the Sriracha. That means stopping the fermentations and I’m very resistant. Some part of me feels like I’m killing something magic. Because I am. Here’s the back story, I bought a lot of peppers and decided to make hot sauce. I found the basic recipe for hot sauce, which is embarrassingly easy,…

Choices – Live Below The Line

When you are doing a poverty or hunger challenge like Live Below The Line and shopping for 5 days food with only $8.75 per person you don’t think you have a lot of choices. But you do. Especially here in downtown Toronto where it’s a short walk to 7 or more grocery stores, 2 major…

Sugaring on the Weekend.

Yes, it’s getting sweet and sappy here on unsweetened.ca because for the first time in my life I made maple syrup! All my years in the woods, all my stories of pruning, chopping, tending tress and I’d never tapped one. I’ve never made maple syrup before. I’ve never visited a Cabane au Sucre. I’ve never…

Mini Red Curry Meat Pies

  The last batch of mini meat pies just came out of the oven and cooling for tonight’s #MeatLuk hosted by @foodie411 These are a version of an appetiser I’ve served at cocktail parties in the past, but I switched it up a bit by using Thai red curry paste in lieu of the original…

Blind Tasting aka Trust Game

For years we’ve been talking about doing a tasting game with our friends Rockr & Junkii. Modeled after Top Chef and Hell’s Kitchen taste challenges where the chef’s palates are evaluated, challenged and sometimes pushed well past the comfort zone. Watching this kind of thing made each of us wonder exactly how good or bad…