Monthly Archives: April 2013

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

I am not much of a fast-food person but I have to admit I’m a sucker for sweet potato fries. I love the taste of them and it feels kind of virtuous to eat something that is crammed with vitamin … Continue reading

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Butterscotch Budino (Pudding) with Caramel Sauce

My first encounter with budino – a creamy dessert akin to custard or pudding – was at Ottawa’s perennially popular town restaurant. It was a velvety-smooth chocolate budino, and one that inspired me to learn more about this tasty treat. … Continue reading

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The Savoy Brasserie – a sneak peek!

A trip to Paris was long considered a rite of passage, representing a chance to embrace some of the best food and culture in the world. I guess having Paris come to you is the next best thing, right? In … Continue reading

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Quinoa with Asparagus and Oranges

I’ve long been a fan of quinoa and I keep learning new things about not only how to cook it but also how to optimize the flavour of these delightful little nutrition-packed seeds. I’ve found toasting them before simmering them … Continue reading

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Seared Scallops with Grapefruit and Vanilla

I first tasted the heavenly combination of fish, grapefruit and vanilla at one of Ottawa’s consistently delightful restaurants, The Wellington Gastropub. While Chef Chris Deraiche’s dish featured salmon as the centrepiece, I have long suspected the same flavours would be … Continue reading

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Caribbean-inspired salad with cabbage, orange, avocado and coconut

In the Caribbean, many farmers now grow delicious, drought-resistant cabbage that appears on tables far more often than delicate lettuce. I created this salad to bring together some of my favourite tropical flavours, including curry, oranges, avocados and coconut. It … Continue reading

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Prince Edward County wines set to make a splash in Ottawa – a Constantly Cooking Contest!

Like many lovers of good food, I’m also a fan of good wines. Some of the best in the world are made almost in my own backyard – in beautiful Prince Edward County, just a short drive from Canada’s capital, … Continue reading

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