Monthly Archives: May 2013

Spicy Baked Plantain Chips

Plaintains, sometimes called cooking bananas, are a starchy cousin to the more common sweet or ‘dessert’ bananas. High in potassium and fibre, green plantains must be cooked before eating though more ripe yellow ones can be consumed raw. Plantains are … Continue reading

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Barley Primavera

Each spring, the sight of the first new crop of vegetables sets my heart all a-flutter. My head swims with recipe ideas as I spy freshly-harvested asparagus, fiddleheads, wild garlic and more at local farmers’ markets. One of my favourite … Continue reading

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C’est Cheese

As a child I really wasn’t a cheese lover, nor was I exposed to very many different varieties of cheese. Sliced orange stuff in a sandwich was the norm until my first trip to Europe as a teen changed everything. … Continue reading

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Grilled Kale Chips

An unseasonably hot spell in early May has me already thinking about doing as much cooking outdoors as I possibly can during the dog days of summer. It’s easy to use your grill as an oven to make all kinds … Continue reading

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NEXT by Michael Blackie now open in Stittsville – a sneak peek!

Things in the far west of Ottawa are suddenly a lot more delicious, with the opening of famed chef Michael Blackie’s latest venture – a party palace that goes by the name of NEXT. The lavishly refurbished space now incorporates … Continue reading

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Easy Carolina-style Pulled Pork

My relatives in North Carolina first introduced me to the awesomeness of true Southern barbeque (a food style, not a device) years ago and I was instantly smitten. I’ve since discovered through a lot of experimentation that you don’t need … Continue reading

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