Tuesday, January 26, 2010

mmmmm ...mac and cheese

we're half way through the winter season and these dark dreary days definitely speak to our mood with warming, savoury comfort foods. i definitely feel a shift in my own food cravings - as if its nature's way of saying "time to hibernate"... its no doubt than that our attention shifts to soul-satisfying dishes such as mac n'cheese, fried chicken, and roasts. ooey gooey desserts like rich chocolate cake and caramel sauce... not always the best foods to eat in quantity but they definitely have their place this time of year! chef jenna durling from whalesbone was up to the task of re-creating some of the classics this month and has put a modern day twist on the favourites. i stopped in to see how things were progressing and peeked in the oven- check out this cast-iron skillet bubbling away with all its cheesy goodness... don't you wish you came home to a sight like this after a long day at work?

(for those comfort food die-hard's who missed out on the first class last week, we still have two seats left in tomorrow's comfort food class part 2 - on the menu....lemon thyme roasted chicken with pan-gravy, gnocchi with mushroom and gorgonzola sauce, classic beef bolognese on homemade pasta, irish lamb stew with fluffy dumplings) mmmm!


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