Monthly Archives: July 2014

A simple meal of oysters

Although not everyone is a fan, I love raw oysters.  However, I don’t really eat them often in Toronto as they never seem quite “fresh” enough…but when on an island renowned for its oysters, oh my, time to indulge! The … Continue reading

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Where do you find inspiration?

What feeds your cooking mojo? “No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.” … Continue reading

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Zucchini / Courgette: Let’s call the whole thing off!

I have a love/hate relationship with zucchini.  Even when I try to call them courgettes, I am still haunted by the memories of the summer that my mother planted them in the garden…. Zucchini pancakes, zucchini chocolate cake, zucchini fritters,deep … Continue reading

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A happy detour: Pea, Crab & Goat Cheese Pasta

Ever have a menu plan that goes by the wayside when something better comes along? That happened to me a few nights ago.  I was planning something for dinner that I can’t even remember at this point, and stopped by the … Continue reading

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Long Weekend Potato Salad

It seems to me that summer long weekends in North America must always include, along with fireworks and mosquitos,  big bowls of potato salad. We Canadians just enjoyed a day off on Tuesday for Canada Day and tomorrow is July … Continue reading

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How does your garden grow?

One of the things I love about summer is being able to harvest from my own garden. After last year’s nurturing of 8 tomato plants over many months with the result of tasting just one tomato, I went all-container this … Continue reading

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