Welcome to My Favourite Pastime.
My name is Liz. I am a Mum of four.
I love everything about food: cooking, baking, eating out and travelling, but most of all I love plants. Everything about plants!
I specialized in Plant Systematics. What exactly is plant systematics? In short, it’s the branch of botany that deals with identification, naming, classification and evolution of plants. Cool isn’t it?
Did you realize that most of the ingredients we use in cooking come from plants? Oh yes they do: the root and stem veggies, the cereals and pulses, the spices and condiments, the horticultural crops (all the cool vegetables we grow), the fruits and nuts, and the grapes that make all the lovely red, white and rosé wines and the champagnes! The list is endless mes amis.
I also enjoy photography and nature (heck that’s where all the cool plants are). I live in Canada.
I love networking with other food-blogs. I also love browsing photography and nature blogs (plants again, ha!) .
The Goal of this blog is to inspire you and me to bake and cook.
Thank you for visiting my blog! Please come back again!!!
Would you like to contribute a recipe? would like to know more about a certain plant? Please contact me at: myfavouritepastime(at)yahoo(dot)com
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Hi Liz, can’t wait to read more. I love food blogs and this looks amazing. I’ll be back!
Thank you. Hope to see you soon, again.
Hi Liz, thanks ever so for stopping by and liking my post “The Simple Things In Life – Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake” I really appreciate it.
I enjoyed browns your blog. Thanks for visiting mine too! Have a fantastic weekend!
You’ve changed your site design. I like it.
Thank you. I am still trying to tweak things here and there. Have a wonderful week!
Hi! I wanted to let you know I think you’re doing a great job with your blog and I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! For rules and more info, check out this link: https://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/
Thank you nominating me. What a kind gesture!
I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! I hope you will participate! https://secretsofayoungwife.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/liebster-award/
Thanks so much for nominating me! I totally appreciate your kindness. Have a wonderful week!!!!
Thank you for liking my post about Patterned Jelly Roll (https://holykhao.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/patterned-jelly-roll-2/). I love to bake too and will be definitely stopping by your lovely blog often. I have a big box of feta in the fridge, and a bag of olives I got as a gift from Spain. Will be making your olive-feta bread soon.
Best wishes, Narmada
Thank you. Your blog looks terrific with great photos too. I’ve enjoyed browsing and hope to come back many more times to try out some of those lovely recipes you have! Have a wonderful weekend!
Hi! I’ve just nominated you for the Liebster Award because you’re an awesome blogger. Acceptance is optional and I’m not sure if you’ve done this before but more information, can be found instructions here: http://eatmunchlove.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/liebster-award/
Thanks for nominating me. That’s very kind of you. I shall follow the link to the instructions right now. Have a good weekend!
Thanks for following my photography/blog Liz. Oh, and I love the ‘ new’ look to your blog- really enhances your recipes and food photography 🙂
“Pas du tout” it was a pleasure. Have a lovely week!
Send me updates of new recipes.
Hi Liz, thanks for the like on my guacamole post. Much appreciate it. I love your blog and will be back to revisit. Take Care.
Thank you for visiting my blog too! Yours is really nice too. I hope you come back, many more times. Have a lovely week!
And my favorite pastime is EATING!!!!! 🙂
Haha me too, that why I love cooking. Have a fantastic week!
Thanks for visiting my site Liz! I’m also a chorizo fan and recently made a chicken and chorizo couscous, I’ll try and post it soon. It’s also fantastic with beans – I think I have a chorizo bean hotpot recipe, I’ll have a look…
Please post it soon. I would love to have some chorizo couscous for dinner, soon. Thanks for visiting me too! I wish you a fabulous week!
Hi Liz, thank you for your like on my post (http://anoriginalfoodie.com/2014/09/02/mushrooms-scallops-sitting-on-greens/). I love your blog and will try some of your scone recipes.
Thank you for visiting my blog too and loving it. Will check out yours again!
I look forward to it!
hello there Liz 🙂 you are one of my favorites and have nominated you in ‘one lovely blog’ award: http://livewanderlove.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/one-lovely-blog-award/ 🙂
Omg Karen, I’m so happy to hear I’m one of your favourites. Thank you so much. I feel very honoured! I shall look it up, straight away. Have a wonderful Sunday!
Hi Liz! I am nominating you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award because I really like your blog! If you’re interested in participating, please visit this post! http://hotdish.org/2014/08/04/awards/
Thanks so much for nominating me. I feel very honoured and thanks so much for liking my blog. I wish you a fabulous week!
hi liz! thank you for liking my recipe post and visiting my site 🙂
You are welcome. Thanks for visiting my site too! I wish you a great weekend!
Thanks for liking my post!! Means a lot to me that you liked it 🙂
Katie @ smilebykatie(:
Thanks for visiting my blog. I wish you a fantastic weekend
Thank you!! You too:)
Tom he came back on the first of July. Maybe next time he comes here we shall look into it. Thanks for leaving a message!
Hi Liz, hope all is fine with you guys. Thanks. Tom.
Tom he came back on the first of July. Maybe next time he comes here we shall look into it. Thanks for leaving a message!
Best food blog ever. I too am a mom but of two girls, and am your new follower. Hope you follow me back:)
Thank you for the kind words and for following me too. I’ve two boys and two girls, balanced to perfection (LOL). Have a lovely week!
I have nominated you to the ‘Dragon’s Loyalty Award’. Accept it if you are interested. The link to the rules is given below.
Looking forward to see your blog with the award. Good luck 🙂
Thank you so much for nominating me How kind of you! I shall click the link in a jiffy and see what the rules are. Have a great weekend!
Have a good weekend. Take care 🙂
Hi Liz … I wonder if I could ask a favour (from one Canuck to another).
I have some questions I’d like to ask you re: your Blog and I’d rather not take up space here in your comments. Would you be so kind as to PM me on my Facebook page, Carnivore Confidential so I can ‘pick your brain”??
Thx so much 🙂
I’m sorry I don’t have a Facebook account so I can’t leave a message. However you can send me a message on myfavouritepastime(at)yahoo(dot)com
Have a great weekend!
I have nominated you to the “Wonderful Team Member Award’. Do accept it if you are interested. The link to the award is given below.
Thanks for nominating me for Wonderful Team Member Award. Let me check out the link. Have a great week!
Hi Liz, I would love to pass on the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, Check it in http://malarmuthu.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/more-awards/ 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing this award with me. How thoughtful of you. Wish you a lovely day!
Thanks for liking my post….
No problem. Thanks for visiting my blog. I truly appreciate. I wish you a fantastic week!
Hi Liz, i don’t know if you know about this ‘Writing process blog tour’ i hadn’t heard of it before but it was fun to do and i had to nominate three people and i chose one of them to be you heres the link– http://maulshri25blog.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/writing-process-blog-tour/
I had been invited for this blog tour and my date was 2nd June. Your date would be 9th of June if you chose to participate.
I’ve never heard of it, neither have heard of blog tour. Let me check out your blog to see what exactly you mean. Thank you for thinking about me. Have a wonderful week!
Hey Liz! I nominated you for ‘The Liebster Award’! Come collect it at:
However participation is optional! 🙂
Thank you for nominating me for the Liebster Award. It’s very kind of you. I shall connect to the link just now. Have a wonderful weekend!
Hallo Liz, thanks for visiting my blog. It’s a great pleasure for me to meet you and your blog. I find it very interesting.
Thank you, Silva. Sorry for answering this message very late. I hope you’re having a great weekend!
Ciao Liz! I’m not sure whether my email reached you or not, but just in-case I’ll re-post it here. 🙂
I was wondering if you’d be interested in participating in the Writing Process Blog Tour. It’s not obligatory, but it is quite fun, and I’d love to see what your responses are. My posting date will be the 9th of June, and yours will be the 16th of June – but don’t worry, I’m not going to enforce that! If you can’t make it, you can’t make it. And the posting date for the three people you pick in turn will be the 23rd of june, and the people they pick will post on the 30th, etc.
So pretty much all you need to do is:
Step 1: Acknowledge the person and the site that involved you in the blog tour. My blog is http://ineedafeed.wordpress.com
Step 2: Answer the 4 questions below about your writing process.
1. What are you working on?
2. How does your work differ from others of its genre?
3. Why do you write what you do?
4. How does your writing process work?
Step 3: Say who your three choices of bloggers are, and give a brief bio and link to the website of each of them. Again, their date will be the 23rd of june.
So please let me know whether you’re interested, as soon as possible. And have a fantastic day!
P.S. Your spicy broccoli looks so good! 😀
I got your e-mail, thank you very much. I want to see what you’ll post on 9th June (that will help me decide). I’ve been away for more than two weeks so I’ve a backlog of posts that will take me about three weeks to clear and I want to focus on that at the moment. I shall keep your request in mind, however, and see whether I can participate at a later date. Thanks so much for inviting me. I feel very honoured. I wish you a happy blogging. Best wishes,
No worries at all! That’s more than fine. 🙂 And I don’t want you to feel pressured to take part closer to the date either! Whether you do take part or not, it’s all good! 🙂 Is it still all right if I link to your blog in my post though? I like your blog a lot, and you’ve been very supportive of mine for awhile now. I’d love to be able to put a link to your blog out there. 🙂
Thanks for liking my blog. You make me feel very honoured. It’s okay to link to my blog. Wish you a happy weekend!
Liz! I’m sure you’re well beyond this, cause your blog is awesome, but I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check it out here: http://lepetitartichaut.com/2014/05/01/im-blushing-the-liebster-award/ 🙂
Thank you so much for nominating me for the Liebster award. I truly appreciate your kindness. Have a wonderful weekend!
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Thank you for making the spaghettini,,,,Liz
Hi Liz, I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. If anybody is loyal to me Liz, you really are!! For more info, go to : http://foodieonboard.com/2014/04/23/so-many-thanks/ . Have a wonderful week!
Thank you for nominating me. How kind of you to think of me. I always enjoy visiting your blog and seeing all the great meals you make. The next step should be cooking one of those delightful meals. Have a wonderful week!
LOL! Maybe that will happen one day 😀 You have a great week too! You do deserve the award, you know!
Oh no it will happen real soon. Thanks so much for your kindness. Have a nice weekend, ahead!
Hi there! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the dragon’s loyalty award. Acceptance is optional of course, but if you’re interested then please check out this link:
Thank you for nominating me for the dragon loyalty award. This is very kind of you. I wish you a pleasant day!
Liz, I’ve nominated you for The Dragon Loyalty Award. I can’t thank you enough for the support, kindness and “loyalty” you have given me! Participation is purely optional. No matter your decision, the award is yours to keep! If you choose to pass the award along, you can find the “Rules of the Award”, here: http://feastingwithfriendsblog.com/2014/04/16/an-attitude-of-gratitude/
Thank you for nominating me. I’m glad to hear I’ve been supportive and kind to you. Thanks so much for the kind words. I wish you a happy Easter weekend!
Best wishes, Liz
You are very welcome Liz! Again…THANK YOU 😀
Thanks. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend? Best wishes,
Hello my dear blog companion,
I have nominated you for the Liebster Award
Best regards, Oana
Thank you, for nominating me. That is very kind of you. I wish you a happy weekend!
Hi Liz 😆 I’m so glad that I’ve discovered you. Your Blog is Amazing: BRAVA!!!!
I have just visited your blog. It’s full of great photos. Thanks for connecting with me!
You’re welcome Dear Liz😀 it’s a big pleasure for me too😚 Have a nice Saturday night😊
Thanks so much. Your message if full of big smiles. I’m just having my lunch right now, but Saturday is great. Have a good night!
I just nominated you and your blog for a Liebster Award!!! You can check out the details at http://calorielicious.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/a-liebster-award/
There is absolutely no pressure, you can decide whether you want to accept this or not 🙂
Thank you for nominating me for Liebstar Award. I appreciate the kind gesture. I shall check out the link. Have a fantastic weekend!
Thanks! Enjoy your weekend too!
From one Liz to another, love your space here 🙂
Thank you Liz. Let me checkout your space right now!
Morning Liz, I’ve nominated you for s Sunshine Award, because I love what you do and you are so supportive.
Thank you for nominating me for sunshine award. Your kind gesture is much appreciated. I wish you a happy day.
Hi Liz, I felt the need to shower you with some warmth so I have nominated you for a Sunshine Award!! Participation is optional however if you may choose to accept the award please click on link
Omg thank you so much for showering me with some warmth, I need all the warmth I can gather from all sources. Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for being so kind!
Hi Liz, I felt the need to shower you with some warmth so I have nominated you for a Sunshine Award!! Participation is optional however if you may choose to accept the award please click on link http://chefdivya.wordpress.com/awards/
Hi there Chef,
Thanks for showering me with some warmth. I need all the warmth I can find because spring is very elusive. Have a wonderful Sunday.
Hi Liz, thanks for liking my guest post on Sonal’s blog. Brought me your lovely blog which I’ve started following now. Lovely photographs, and I’m exploring more!
Thanks for following the link to my blog, following my blog and the kind comments. I hope to see more of you. Have a wonderful weekend!
ciao! luvFAB blog.
What a beautiful blog! Your recipes look amazing, and I can’t wait to try some in the future. Your green curry is making me drool!
Thank you so much for the kind words. You’re welcome to try my recipes, anytime. Kindly give me a feedback. I hope to see you more often. Wish you a wonderful week!
Just stumbled across your blog. Loved the simple recipes. 🙂 I’ll definitely be back for more.
Thanks. I love making my life very simple. Complicated recipes are great for special occasions. Please come back!
this is one of the best and my recently have become one of my Fav cooking blogs ❤
I feel most honoured that my blog has become your Favourite Cooking Blogs! Thank you and I hope you enjoy everything you try from here. Happy cooking and best wishes!
thanks i’ve passion for fashion and cooking but as a High school student don’t have a lot of time to try new recipes but on weekends i always try to find lil time to do that and I’ve bookmark your blog I’ll try some of recipes on this weekend 🙂
My daughter has a passion for fashion too. She is a university student. She also likes cooking like you, but life on campus is hectic. Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for the kind words too. I wish you all the best in your studies. It’s a good idea to focus on education as your rightly say. I’m proud of you. Have a pleasant weekend ahead!
aww thanks you too have a lovely weekend 🙂
You definitely inspire me to cook!
Oh I am so glad I inspire you to cook. That’s the main goal of my favourite pastime. Thanks and enjoy the rest of the week!
Hi Liz! I have only recently discovered your blog but I really like it and I have very much enjoyed looking through your recipes 🙂 – I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! You can find out more, here: http://stephandpenny.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/liebster-award/
Thank you so much for liking my blog. I feel honoured. And thanks for nominating me for Liebster Award too. I appreciate the kind gesture. I shall find out more right now. Have a wonderful weekend.
Dear Lovely Liz, Just a quick note to wish Happy New Year 2014 to you and yours. May you be further blessed with health, happiness, joy and L♡VE! xoxo Fae. 😀
How timely of you to wish me a Happy New Year on the first of January. Thanks so much for being so kind. I wish you a fantastic 2014. Thanks so much for the support I get from you. You are phenomenal lady. I wish you a wonderful weekend! Best regards,
I’ve nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award for your encouragement and participation in my blog journey. Do check it out here: http://chefdivya.wordpress.com/awards/
Thanks so much for nominating me for this award. I feel very honoured. I shall just check it. Have a lovely weekend!
You too have a lovely weekend….
You have an amazing blog!! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please collect it here.http://bandragirl.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/chocolate-cake-and-my-first-award/
Thank you for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I’m glad you find my blog amazing. I wish you a happy blogging and a wonderful week!
Hope you are doing very well, Liz!
Congratulations for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award! Participation is optional. Please click the link for details: http://thenotsocreativecook.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/dragons-loyalty-award-1/
Have a fabulous day! xx Jhuls
Oh yes I am doing pretty good. Thanks for nominating me for dragons loyalty award. It’s very kind of you. I wish you a fantastic week!
Best wishes, Liz
Happy to know that you are doing very good. 😉
have a great day, gal! Best wishes, Liz
I have nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award 🙂
Hi my friend,
Thanks so much for nominating me for Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I appreciate the nomination. I wish you a wonderful Sunday evening. Best wishes!