The Sweet Bounty from a Frozen Land – Celebrating Niagara’s Ice Wine

Wanna know a good recipe for procrastination? It starts with a week-long bout with the flu, add one incredibly lazy personality, discovery of Minecraft on PS4, and you have yourself a severely delayed blog post. This post is supposed to be about my trek to Niagara’s wine country to cover the Ice Wine Festival, which took place over…

The Buttered Toast Is Born!!!

Hello peeps! If you’ve read my new year post, On Break….from Cooking?, then you will know that my beloved blog name Clouds & Meatballs is changing, primarily to avoid any confusion with the book and film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. It was a hard decision to change my blog’s name, since I love the book by…

Chicken Kebabs With Onion and Grape Tomatoes

Meat on skewers over fire, what is not to love?! Kebabs, otherwise known as nuggets of pure joy, originate from either the Eastern Mediterranean region or the Middle East. Thanks to the Mongol and Ottoman Empires respectively, word of mouth and taste for these delicious grilled meat spread to Central Asia, eventually to the rest…

On Break….from Cooking?

Yes, you read that correctly, I have taken an extended 2 week break from cooking and baking. Not by choice really but by circumstance. Every year during the holiday season there always seems to be a party to go to, dinner invitations, or family gatherings, so I don’t usually get ta chance to cook much….

The Sweaters and Holiday Drinks Project

Every holiday season, the internet is abuzz with countless “How to” or “Tips” articles that offer an exhausting list of holiday prep ideas. “10 cocktails to pair with your duck confit” / “How to set up the perfect napkin fold for your Chrismukkah dinner” / “Tips on tolerating in laws without losing your shit, flipping over the…

Mom’s Coconut Chicken Curry

If you live in the North-Eastern part of North America right now, then you may have noticed that it’s a bit nippy outside, with all that snow and all. My humble little apartment doesn’t heat properly, and I keep telling J that we should talk to our landlord about turning up the heat. Actually, I think…

Lemon Herb Cheddar Biscuits

OMG CARBS! Really, that’s all that matters in life. Carbs. Life’s building blocks for awesome fun times. And there’s nothing better than when you mix carb with cheese and bake it in the oven. Case in point, these delicious biscuits. I have a tendency to carboload during the winter months, but as I wrote in…

Chocolate Grand Marnier Mini Tarts

  Booze and chocolate. Seriously does it get any better than that? Ever the workaholic, J, my boyfriend/lodger, just recently finished his month long work on a film set. Yes the busy man works in the film and television industry, which means long hours, long days, aaaaand sometimes terrible lunches courtesy of on-set catering. So when the…