Victoria’s Secrets: My Favorite Restaurants in Victoria

Jerk Chicken Sandwich at Meat & Bread

Victoria is the capital of Beautiful British Columbia but locals often complain that there just isn’t anything to do here. Well, I am pleased to prove them wrong with this series on my hometown. The most obvious thing to do in a city with the second most restaurants per capita in North America (after San Fransisco) is eat! Here is my […]

Spicy Spanish Meatballs and Red Wine Tomato Sauce

Spicy Spanish Meatballs and Red Wine Tomato Sauce | The Laughing Table (1 of 1)

It’s getting a little bit ridiculous, but I have gotten to the point of being unable or unwilling to satisfy my hunger with something mangey or store bought. Increasingly, I find myself checking the ingredients of much loved foodstuff such as liverwurst (don’t knock it till you try it!) and thinking about how I can […]

Flourless Brownie Sundaes with Salted Caramel Popcorn

Flour Brownies with Caramel Popcorn | The Laughing Table (1 of 1)-5

As I write this, it is snowing outside. Soft flakes spiral to the ground like powdered sugar tapped gently through the sieve-like cloud cover. My best friends sit around me, laughing raucously at a slightly inappropriate joke, hitting each other affectionately on the back in praise of a particularly witty comeback or sly innuendo. Red […]

Black Pepper Goat Cheese Asparagus Prosciutto Tart

Pepper Goat Cheese Asparagus Prosciutto Tart Slice| The Laughing Table (1 of 1)

I’ve been feeling home sick for France, so I whipped up a tarte aux asperges et jambon avec poivre noir au fromage de chèvre, otherwise known as a black pepper goat cheese asparagus and prosciutto tart. One of my favorite things (there are many) about French cuisine, the kind that is practiced in country kitchens […]

Tomato Persimmon Bocconcini Salad with Dukkah

Tomato Persimmon Bocinccini Salad with Dukkah | The Laughing Table (1 of 1)

I know it’s a bit late but happy new year! I have to say, I’m pretty excited for it. After four and a half years of university, I’m officially finished my undergraduate degree in English Lit and History. It feels strange to be done and, honestly, a bit anti-climatic given I finished in the middle […]

Lemon Artichoke Sausage Patties with Lemon Hollandaise Sauce

Lemon Artichoke Sausage Patties + Lemon Hollandaise | The Laughing Table (1 of 1)

I need something bright, easy and fresh to nourish me through the last slog before the Christmas Season really takes hold and vacation time begins. This is the week for project deadlines at work, exams and papers at university and tests for the young folk in school. It is the last stretch of ‘everyday’ stressors […]

Sunday Musings + Homemade BBQ Chicken Bacon Pizza

Sunday Musings + BBQ Bacon Chicken Pizza| The Laughing Table (1 of 1)

Party. Pizza. Pizza Party! Every month or so I host a dinner party, usually with the help of my Baker best friend. Typically it involves a theme like Mexican or French, and at least four courses, all of which are brought together in a small, sweltering kitchen at what seems like the very last minute. […]

Double Chocolate Toasted Coconut Muffins

Double Chocolate Toasted Coconut Muffins| The Laughing Table

Let’s have chocolate for breakfast and really start the day off right. Let me tell you the truth, my daily breakfast usually consists of two poached eggs and a quarter of an avocado. I know, thrilling stuff. But it’s delicious with Garlic and Rosemary sea salt, extremely nutritious and easy to throw together on even […]

Sunday Musings and Harissa Spiced Shakshuka

Sunday Musings + Harrisa Spiced Shakshuka Brunch| The Laughing Table (1 of 1)

Sundays. No matter the season, I always wake up on Sundays feeling relaxed and invigorated, ready to tackle the last chores of the week before sinking into the deep pool of calm that rests in the hollow of a Sunday afternoon. “Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, […]