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

Join My Favourite Pastime on Facebook

Follow My Favourite Pastime on Facebook


© My Favourite Pastime 2013, unauthorized use and / or duplication of this material without written permission from the author / owner of this blog is strictly prohibited. Links are allowed when clear credit is given to myfavourite pastime.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

639 thoughts

    1. 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!

  1. 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…

    1. 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!

    1. 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!

    1. 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!

  2. 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 🙂

    1. 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!

    1. Hi Mitra,
      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!

    1. 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!

  3. 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! 😀

    1. Hi Nell
      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,

      1. 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. 🙂

        1. Thanks for liking my blog. You make me feel very honoured. It’s okay to link to my blog. Wish you a happy weekend!

    1. Thank you so much for nominating me for the Liebster award. I truly appreciate your kindness. Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. […] why I felt the overwhelming need to try out a recipe for Spaghettini with Creamy Lemon Sauce from Liz of My Favourite Pastime. Liz makes all sorts of fabulous looking food but I just couldn’t get this particular pasta […]

      Thank you for making the spaghettini,,,,Liz

    1. 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!

    1. 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

        1. 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!

    1. HI Shatarupa,
      Thank you for nominating me for Liebstar Award. I appreciate the kind gesture. I shall check out the link. Have a fantastic weekend!

    1. 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!

    1. 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.

  4. 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!

    1. Hi Aspara,
      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!

  5. 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!

    1. 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!

    1. Hello,
      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!

      1. 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 🙂

        1. 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!

    1. Hi Steph,
      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.

    1. Hey 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,

    1. Hi Ronak,
      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!
      Best wishes,

    1. Hi there,
      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

    1. 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!

Please join the conversation.....

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.