Esquites (Mexican street corn salad)

Mexico is a country that I may never visit, but I sure do enjoy Mexican food. Esquites is one of our favourite side dishes to serve on Taco Tuesdays. It is a popular recipe of grilled corn, mixed with creamy, cheesy, lime-scented, chilli-flecked sauce. Sounds delicious, right? It’s perfect as summer approaches and fresh corn…

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Easy breezy Caprese salad

Here’s an easy light salad recipe, just in time for us lazy cooks as summer weather finally arrives. Caprese salad (or insalata Caprese) is a simple Italian dish named for the island of Capri, made up of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil, all seasoned with salt and olive oil. If you want to eat…

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Blog milestone: 100 followers!

I received a notification from WordPress yesterday that I’ve Bean Travelling has now surpassed 100 follows, including a combination of WordPress reader, email, and social media subscribers. This blog was started on a whim as an inside joke between myself and Mr. Chuckles, but has since transformed into my creative outlet in a small corner…

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Heirloom tomato and prosciutto salad

One of our favourite new restaurants in town is Bar Piquette, which I wrote about in my post about what Mr. Chuckles and I have been up to in Toronto lately, in between our travels. This little neighbourhood bar restaurant specializes in small plates and wine, with a menu updated daily. A plate we really…

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