Garlic Scape Pesto #FarmFreshFridays

Garlic Scape Pesto | Easy to make and utterly addictive. You will want to top everything you make with this Pesto!

This Garlic Scape Pesto is super easy to make and utterly addictive. You will want to top everything you make with this Pesto! And who could blame you? Last week I received my first CSA delivery. I'll admit I was beyond excited to find out we had them in our area. I took advantage immediately and ordered bi-weekly deliveries. The first one came loaded with garlic scapes. If you've never had garlic scapes you've been missing out. The taste is stellar, and they are incredibly versatile. You … [Read more...]

Roasted Carrots with Honey and Pistachios

Roasted Carrots with Honey and Pistachios | We love this side dish, it's just a little bit fancy pants for special occasions.

Roasted Baby Carrots cooked to perfection, drizzled with honey and tossed in crushed pistachios. Very easy to make. I tend to be obsessive in life. When I like something I do a lot of it. Case in point: cooking eating carrots eating pistachios watching the walking dead then watching the walking dead again then one more time to be sure I didn't miss anything then a fourth time to be really sure I didn't miss anything and by anything at all I mean Daryl Dixon, aka … [Read more...]

Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots

Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots | So simple to make yet so complex in flavour. A family favourite!

So simple to make yet so complex in flavour. Baby carrots drizzled in balsamic vinegar, the roasted in the oven and sprinkled with parsley and coarse salt.  This one is a family favourite. My family loves this recipe. We're such suckers for roasted vegetables. I think it's because we all have a sweet tooth, and roasting brings out the natural sweetness of vegetables. This is something I make often when we have roast beef or roast chicken. It just goes perfectly with either of those dishes. … [Read more...]

Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna #SundaySupper

Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna | Full of flavour and incredible easy to make. This is a fun twist on lasagna.

Full of flavour and incredibly easy to make. This is a fun twist on lasagna. Okay so I admit it. I am completely addicted to roasted red peppers. If loving them is wrong I don't want to be right. I keep jars of them in my pantry all the time. You can make so many things with roasted red peppers. I'm a sucker for roasted red pepper pasta and experimenting with tons of variations of it. I make it so many different ways, I probably never make it the same way twice. It's an endless search for … [Read more...]

Spicy Chipotle Skillet Corn with Bacon #BaconMonth

Spicy Chipotle Skillet Corn with Bacon | Cravings of a Lunatic | #corn #bacon #sides

This dish is perfect for corn season. Take the kernels off the cob, and cook them in butter with bacon and onions. Then sprinkle a touch of chipotle spice over the top for a bit of heat. You can also use frozen corn, but fresh is SO much better! I love corn on the cob. Like full on stalker type love. I cannot get enough of it when it's in season. Our local corn is off the hook. If you buy corn on the cob in the Leamington area you know you are getting top-notch corn. The fields there have … [Read more...]

Fried Smashed Potatoes with Onions and Meyer Lemon Dressing

Fried Smashed Potatoes with Meyer Lemon by Cravings of a Lunatic

Made you look didn't I? I mean who wouldn't. Look at these freaking potatoes. You take baby potatoes, you boil them, then fry them in a cast iron pan in olive oil and onions. Then you drizzle them with a meyer lemon dressing that will rock your world. No lie. These potatoes are wicked good. And wildly addictive. I dare you to try to eat just one serving. You will not be able to. I guarantee it! You all know I love me some potatoes, evidenced by my rock star Aerosmith Potatoes. I could eat … [Read more...]

Spicy Oven Fries in Memory of Momzie #recipesfromtheheart

Spicy Oven Fries by Cravings of a Lunatic

  Welcome to a very special event we are holding today. Jen of Juanita's Cocina and myself teamed up to invite a wonderful group of bloggers to share personal stories and recipes with you today. The focus in on raising awareness for heart disease. I realize some of you are shaking your heads right now looking at these fries, and thinking I'm crazy. It's okay, I am a little crazy, but there's a story behind these fries that I'd love to share with you.  … [Read more...]

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes in Support of Food Bloggers for Slave Free Tomatoes

Roasted Tomatoes by Cravings of a Lunatic

Today I am posting something more serious than the usual fare I serve up. I heard about The Giving Table from Cassie of Bake Your Day. She had given me the honour of interviewing her for Burning Down The Kitchen. I always ask the folks I interview if there is anything they are working on they would like me to share. Cassie blew my mind with her small request. It was to mention her work with this organization in raising awareness about the conditions workers face in the tomato fields. Her request … [Read more...]

New Series- Give a Girl a Grill: Grilled Asparagus


Hi folks. Okay no need to panic. Vegetables two days in a row should not inspire wide spread panic. Seriously, just calm down. I promise more "sugar rush" food later this week. … [Read more...]

Roasted Cauliflower for Meatless Monday


Hi folks! Just a quick recipe before I run off to the barn. We had quite a storm today so we are running out later than normal. I did enjoy the rain though. I laid on the couch and watched Supernatural. Hubs came in and asked what we were having for lunch. I may have muttered "a Sam and Dean sandwich" but I'm not sure. I was in a cute boy coma. What I utter during those moments is out of my control. It cannot be helped. … [Read more...]