Category Archives: Vegetables / Herbs / Salads

Falling for salad: Beet, Fennel & Orange

I love September  – the crisp clean air in the mornings, the cool nights, and ultimately the seasonal permission to start cooking with fall ingredients.   Don’t get me wrong: I also enjoy the summer but I am more of … Continue reading

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Making up for lost (summer) time: Gazpacho

Oh my!   We are now less than two weeks away from Labour Day.  Summer is flying by and already the mornings here in Toronto are getting cooler…I saw my first leaf drop yesterday when I was out walking the pup. With … Continue reading

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For My Mum: Spinach Goma-Ae

What are your rituals when you return to your home town after being away for many years?  I left Vancouver 16  years ago for Toronto in what was  intended to be an 18 month stay while I went to school…and, … Continue reading

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Celebrating local bounty: Pea Pesto & Prusciutto Crostini

We did something different this past long weekend.  We stayed in town rather than joining the mass exodus out of the city, and celebrated Simcoe Day with a few friends in the back yard on Saturday night.  And what fun was had!   … 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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