Jacques Torres Chocolate Chunk Cookies + NEWS!

Jacques Torres Chocolate Chunk Cookie | The Laughing Table (1 of 1)

I have two pretty exciting things to share with you. One, is this recipe for Jacques Torres famous chocolate chunk cookies. They require at least 24 hours of refrigeration due to the combination of all-purpose flour and bread flour, so that the gluten bonds have time to break down. Even though they are time intensive, […]

Easter Hot Cross Doughnut Holes

Easter Hot Cross Doughnut Holes | The Laughing Table (1 of 1)

What’s not to love about Easter? Pastel colours, tiny, fluffy animals, family get-togethers, happy children, Cadbury Mini Eggs and chocolate treasure hunts… Dreams are basically made of this stuff. Which makes it the perfect holiday to celebrate with children or, if you don’t have any of those handy, to act like children. Paint some eggshells, […]

Roasted Vegetable Galette with Whole Wheat Flax Crust

Roasted Vegetable Galette with Whole Wheat Flax Crust | The Laughing Table (1 of 1)

Maybe it’s because I spend so much time feeding men, but I have never tried the Meatless Monday thing let alone thought of vegetarianism. Do not get me wrong, I love vegetables. Growing up, I wasn’t allowed to eat a meal without them and I have never turned back from the habit. But it is […]

Curried Scrambled Eggs with Avocado, Bacon and Goat Cheese

Curried Scramble Eggs with Bacon | The Laughing Table (1 of 1)

I love knowing what people eat for breakfast. What someone chooses to eat for the most important meal of the day is pretty telling. There are the people who wake up an hour early to make hollandaise sauce with their eggs, who eat the leftover french toast their children refused to finish before school and […]

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 […]