Tuesday, January 31, 2012


valentines day is fast approaching, and with it, feelings of anxiety.
expectations can be so high, unnecessarily so, and then comes the frenzied planning to fulfill those expectations.

wouldn't it just be nice to hang out at home and enjoy a tasty dinner & bottle of wine without the pressure of making a reservation at the 'right' spot? listening to the conversations of the couples beside you at the restaurant? stressing over parking, driving conditions & what to wear?

my answer is yes to all of the above & thought it might be sort of fun to provide an alternative.

i'm offering a valentines day special menu of a three-course dinner for two delivered to your door on february 14th. appetizer, main course & dessert with detailed heating and plating instructions to create a restaurant-style meal in the comfort of your own home.

here's the menu:

choice of soup or salad

lightly curried butternut squash soup with a cardamom cream, spiced maple and toasted pepitas

roasted beet salad with candied walnuts, pickled red onions, arugula & balsamic vinaigrette

choice of beef, chicken or vegetarian

boeuf bourguignon with parmesan mashed potatoes, cremini mushrooms, glazed carrots & wilted kale

herb roasted chicken breast with bacon & blue cheese gnocchi, caramelized onions, spinach & natural jus

root vegetable lasagna with sweet potato, cauliflower, oven-dried tomatoes, roasted garlic bechamel & goat cheese


decadent chocolate brownies with chocolate ganache, strawberries & cream

passionfruit tarts with italian meringue & raspberry coulis

red velvet cupcakes with a chocolate filling and cream cheese frosting

beef   $55          chicken  $60          vegetarian  $50

just so i don't have a mental breakdown, the meal has to be the same for both people, but i am more than willing to accommodate dietary restrictions & allergies. delivery will take place between 4 & 6pm on valentines day - and if by chance you're home from work earlier than that, even better.

most people are used to frozen meals from me, but for this special occasion everything will be prepared fresh to cut down on cooking times & i promise to include super detailed instructions to eliminate the margin for error.

i'll be accepting orders until february 11th. they can be sent to jennadurling@hotmail.com, to 850-2465 or you can just place an order with me over the weekend at the market if you're interested. upon delivery, payment can be made by cash or cheque or prior to that with an interac e-mail money transfer.

ok, hope this sounds awesome to tons of folks - look forward to hearing from you.


  1. I think you are just fantastic and hope you have a wonderful Valentines day!

  2. can you deliver to me please? i would like the beet salad and the beef ... and obviously the passionfruit tart. pretty please ... i'll tip!