“Many’s the long night I’ve dreamed of cheese – toasted, mostly.” Robert Louis Stevenson

If I was told by a doctor that I could never have another piece of red meat it would hurt, but I could do it. If he told me that I could never have another glass of wine it would hurt, but I could live with it. If he said that I could never have another piece of #cheese, I would say, “How much time do I have left.”

Cheese is wonderful! Cheese is glorious! Cheese is my favourite food! Every kinds, every texture, the stinkier  the better!

Here is what I came up with last night, Roasted Squash rigatoni using #TreStelle mascarpone and Grana Padano with pancetta and kale.

The Butternut squash was roasted over coals with garlic and rubbed with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. The warm, soft squash was blended with the garlic, mascarpone, Grana Padano, and cream.

I wilted the kale by adding it to the freshly boiled pasta.

Once tossed with the rigatoni, the pan fried pancetta was mixed in with the luxurious sauce and baked for 20 minutes.

Did I say I love cheese! This mixture with the pasta is sweet, sticky, and so tasty that your kids won’t know they’re eating squash and kale.

Be well and eat well!


Cheese and squash! Happy, Happy, Happy!

Cheese and squash! Happy, Happy, Happy!

“Red meat is not bad for you. Now, blue-green meat—that’s bad for you!” Tom Smothers

The world is not perfect. Situations are not perfect.  People are not perfect. And I am not perfect. But I make do and try. Last night I timed everything and then the wrench came out of the sky. We have a nurse that comes by once a day to see my daughter. This journey is almost over and I see my time off (unemployed) as a gift to take care of that which needs to be done. Well the usual time of the visit was bumped by an hour due to unforeseen circumstances and dinner was put on hold.

The BGE was working slow, the potatoes were working slow in the oven, and the asparagus in bacon went on last. That’s what life is about. Deal with the situation at hand and make it work! So the roast was still juicy, the bacon was crisp, and the potatoes creamy with the gruyere melted in the right places.

Food, cooking and creativity on the grill has kept me sane.

My favourite quote is from Robert Frost. “Everything I’ve learned about life can be summed up in three words. It goes on.”

Be well


Eventually, dinner was served.

Eventually, dinner was served.