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, […]

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 […]