Nicole is a blogger, freelance writer, and culinary instructor from Regina, SK. She finds great pleasure in cooking and feeding people, which has earned her a reputation as a food-pusher. She believes cooking is an act of love, and a way to show you care.

Her love for cooking and baking goes back to her childhood, where she would cook alongside her grandmothers and learn traditional family recipes. More recently, Nicole’s love for travelling has introduced her to new food cultures and ingredients which has further grown her passion for the culinary arts. Whether it’s a food truck, award winning restaurant, or some joint off the beaten path, she likes to seek out new food experiences in each city she travels to.

When she’s not teaching cooking classes, tinkering in the kitchen, or traveling, you’ll find Nicole binge watching t.v shows and food documentaries on Netflix, or planning her next big travelling adventure. Nicole also has a passion for gardening. She takes pride in being able to cook with ingredients that she planted and harvested herself.

Visit Nicole’s blog at: www.culinary-cool.com.

Nicole’s Favourites
Cooking Ingredient: Garlic
Meal: Vietnamese Vermicelli Bowl with charred pork, double the spring rolls, and lots of fish sauce
Course: Brunch
Kitchen Tool: A sharp knife
Restaurant: Bouchon Bistro
Foodie City: New Orleans

Posts by Nicole Harling

Throw a Kickin’ Grey Cup Party

Grey Cup is arguably the biggest game of the year.  Football fan or not, it’s a great excuse to get together with friends and celebrate.  Host an entertaining football themed party with these tips and tricks. Decorations are always fun but a little goes a long way. Jazz up food tables with a simple green … Continue reading “Throw a Kickin’ Grey Cup Party”

Summer is for Dining Al Fresco

Our fabulous Canadian summer is the perfect time to take your meals outside.  Dining al fresco gives you the opportunity to utilize your outdoor living spaces and enjoy the long summer days, while entertaining your friends and family.  There’s no better way to enjoy a meal than outside in the gorgeous summer weather surrounded by … Continue reading “Summer is for Dining Al Fresco”

Father’s Day

Not sure what kind of gift to get Dad for Father’s Day?  He’s already got enough ties (that he never wears), and we’re past the age where macaroni art is considered cute.  If you ask me, the best gift you can give Dad is a full stomach. Think outside the BBQ and forgo the typical steak … Continue reading “Father’s Day”

Unique Easter Recipe

Most of us have Easter traditions, particularly around food, that play on repeat year after year (devilled eggs anyone?).  Perhaps your family makes an elaborate rack of lamb, or a glistening ham for dinner.  Maybe you’re more like my family, where Easter brunch is a big production that follows the giddiness of the egg hunt. … Continue reading “Unique Easter Recipe”

Host an Awards Night Viewing Party

With the holiday’s officially behind us, Award Season is now in full swing.  Whether you’re a film buff or music lover, there’s a show for everyone.  Award shows are great for red carpet moments and celebrity-watching, but they also give you an excuse to throw a soiree!   Gather your friends for the hottest ticket in … Continue reading “Host an Awards Night Viewing Party”

Staying healthy during Halloween

What’s the scariest thing about Halloween? It’s certainly not the little ghouls and goblins at the front door – it’s the copious amounts of sugar and candy we inevitably find ourselves surrounded by. Here are some tips to keep you and your family from over-indulging in the Halloween candy madness. One of the smartest things … Continue reading “Staying healthy during Halloween”

Back to School

Quick and easy meals are essential for staying on a tight schedule. With the kids back in school and weeknights filled with homework and other activities, we all need a few quick, healthy recipes in our repertoire. I find it helpful to keep my pantry stocked with a few non-perishable staples that can be used … Continue reading “Back to School”

Spring Clean your Kitchen (and your diet)

Spring is here and the change of season is the perfect time to organize our kitchens and clean up our diets. The task of spring cleaning your kitchen can seem daunting – it’s more than just wiping everything down but if you keep these tips in your back pocket and commit to the task, you’ll … Continue reading “Spring Clean your Kitchen (and your diet)”