How Mrs. Butterfingers Came About:
Long ago and far away, in a time when you dialed your phone using only four digits. When the Green Hornet was a radio program heard Thursday nights. When fast food outlets did not exist, a girl dreamed of following in her Father’s footsteps and becoming a chef. A chef in her own restaurant. To her great joy she met a man who shared the same dream. Together they cooked from the heart, and created food that nourished the soul.
Our first of three restaurants was BASSETT’S FANCY DESSERTS, Regina. Elaborate French desserts, rich butter-cream tortes, chocolate truffles – BASSETT’S was a dessert lovers dream.
BASSETT’S morphed and became ROXY’S BISTRO. ROXY’S cooked regional Prairie favorites, sophisticated French, robust Italian, exotic Moroccan, Thai and Malaysian food.
Where To Eat In Canada listed ROXY’S BISTRO in their One Hundred Best Restaurants in Canada. The Globe and Mail said “Roxy’s cuisine is cutting edge”. Western Living and En Route magazines wrote about the ROXY experience. Gourmet magazine requested our recipes.
We opened PASSIONATE PIZZA in Vancouver. In the very first year it was voted BEST PIZZA IN VANCOUVER by Vancouver magazine, and by the U.S. publication Best Restaurants in the Pacific North West.
BEL’OCCHIO COOKS allowed us to share are love of cooking with cooking classes in our country home. Now MRS. BUTTERFINGERS, our food blog, is accomplishing the same endeavor.
The restaurants are now happy memories, the dream of cooking to be shared with all who enter her world. MRS. BUTTERFINGERS is about cooking, not to impress, but to nurture and comfort your family and friends. Recipes to share with all who wish to create food with heart and soul.
When I share recipes with you I share the experience of someone who has cooked for more than fifty years, and thirty of those years in the professional kitchen. The most important rule about cooking is to enjoy it. Recipes are guidelines. Be flexible. Pour yourself a glass of wine, put on some great music, and your food will be wonderful. The kitchen is truly the heart of the home.