Winter Soup 2016, the year of the $9.00 cauliflower? How can one justify turning this nutritious little nugget into soup? The answer of course, because it’s tastes so amazing, hearty, slightly mineral-like and earthy. I have planted cauliflower from seed many times. It is a cool season vegetable, easiest to grow for harvest in theContinue reading “Marilyn’s Winter Soup”
Transient Cutlery Anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant, bar or hotel can indulge me in my quest for tracking transient cutlery. Seriously, silverware travels in peculiar circles. I have monitored this for many years. It is truly a baffling phenomenon. Rogue utensils magically appear in cutlery bins all across the country. I haveContinue reading “Transient Cutlery & Rogue Utensils”
Snow! A Maritime fact of life … We ‘get snow’ on oodles of knuckle gripping levels. We ‘get’ that it playfully chills us and it gleefully forces us to relinquish even the most detailed and organized plans of a well prepared day. Its mysterious ability to manifest our deepest, secret desire to play the everContinue reading “Snow is a Maritime Fact of Life!”
Valentine’s Day! ‘Twas the week before Valentine’s and all through the house, reservations were thought to have been made, but for sure, no one knows. Unlike any other ‘date of significance’ on the calendar year, the lead up to Valentine’s Day is a period of speculation, anticipation and secrecy. Birthdays of momentous value can evokeContinue reading “Valentine’s Day in the Hospitality Industry!”
Quince is the elusive autumn crop that is often overlooked. This mysterious plant reveals a fruit rich with honey-perfumed flavour!
Let me begin by stating that I am self diagnosed, impious and wavering imbecile when it comes to football. Sure, I’ll watch the half time, if I like the band and I must confess that all national anthems make me a bit teary eyed … But for me, the reason that Super Bowl exists is for the FOOD!
The most enjoyable wedding? The most beautiful wedding? The most memorable wedding? A ceremony of marriage that touched you in a way that you will carry for all of your days? Stop and think … Then I will tell you my thoughts.
On April 11, 2015 Cocoa Pesto was honoured to be part of the fundraising gala prepared by the fantastic theatre group Two Planks and a Passion Theatre. We’re including a tidbit about it here on our website because it was such a fun event to participate in! Our Special Menu for the evening: Buffet Sesame CrustedContinue reading “Two Planks and a Passion”
We are blessed to reside in a beautiful part of the world where lobster is ‘in season’ all but approximately ten days out of the year. May, however is one of our favourite times because the ‘setting days’ on the Northumberland Strait have arrived …
Several years ago, very good friends generously offered us the use of their greenhouse. We, at Cocoa Pesto could be labelled as ‘plant junkies’ … Needless to say, we were extremely pleased to take on the challenge of a working micro climate!