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, […]

Indonesian Gado Gado Salad with Peanut Sauce

Gado Gado Salad Close Up | The Laughing Table

For whatever reason, I always view the coming of autumn as a time of renewal and positive change. It may seem odd, but the churning of the earth as the last blooms sprout forth, when the air can no longer be warmed and thickened by the sun, marks the beginning of a season that I […]

Mexican Spiced Corn Soup

Spicy Corn Soup | The Laughing Table

It is mid-September and the weather is still breathtakingly beautiful in Victoria, BC so I made this deliciously simple Mexican spiced corn soup to celebrate the continued sunshine! It is easy to appreciate the sun at anytime but I am particularly grateful for the warmth after a long, almost entirely muggy and grey summer in […]

French Chicken with Rosemary and Dijon Mustard

French chicken with rosemary and Dijon | The Laughing Table

I’m home. After three months abroad in France, I am back in Beautiful British Columbia. The sun is shining on the deep cerulean blue Pacific ocean and the scent riding in on the cool breeze is reinvigorating, salty and indescribably fresh. Everyone walks the streets in comfortable Birkenstock sandals or slim sneakers, their hair shiny […]

Apple Onion Frittata

Apple Onion Frittata | The Laughing Table

I have patterned heart beats in Paris. There are the two long thuds when I turn a random corner and stumble upon something grand, the gold tipped pillar at Place de Bastille or the Arc de Triomphe calmly holding court amid the swirling mass of traffic along the Champs Eleeyes. Another, staccato pulse denotes my […]

Creamy Chocolate Cashew Milk

Cashew Chocolate Milk | The Laughing Table

Chocolate cashew milk is my new favorite addition. As a lactose-intolerant person, I often crave diary but have to curb the impulse. Sometimes, when I was younger, I would forget I couldn’t have lactose. One memorable time, I ordered a milkshake at one of those amazing dinners with almost-too-thick-to-drink-from-a-straw milkshakes in classic flavors like chocolate […]