Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Only Potato Salad Recipe I Need

I’m always hesitant to describe a recipe as “the best ever” as it’s just such a subjective thing. Yet, if I were braver, I’d probably call this potato salad recipe the best ever. For many years, I wasn’t a big … Continue reading

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O Canada Wild Rice Salad with Apple Vinaigrette

One of the best pot luck parties I ever hosted was inspired by a desire to celebrate the foods of Canada. I assigned each guest a province or territory and they had to come up with a dish that represented … Continue reading

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Roasted Red Pepper Soup

This soup is quick and easy to make. It has a bold flavour that is best enjoyed in small doses, hence the recommendation to serve it in shot glasses, demitasses or tiny bowls. Its vibrant red hue will add a … Continue reading

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Grilled Peach Trifle with Lemon Buttermilk Cake

I never really thought about grilling fruit until I met the fantastic Chef Steph “the Grilling Gourmet” Legari a number of years ago. He opened my eyes to a world of possibilities for using a standard home barbeque in lots … Continue reading

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Smoked Watermelon Margarita

Party planners will tell you a surefire way to get an event started in style is to offer guests a signature cocktail as they arrive. When planning my next party, I started thinking about what tastes and smells are most … Continue reading

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The Joy of Juicing – Part Three

I know sunshine is typically depicted by artists as being yellow or orange but to me, a glassful of bright green veggie juice is just like liquid sunshine. It tastes delicious and just makes me feel so full and happy. … Continue reading

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Hooch Bourbon House – a sneak peek!

Downtown Ottawa’s dining options are about to get a lot more interesting when Hooch Bourbon House rolls up its windows and opens its Rideau Street door – just steps from the ByWard Market – this week. Executive Chef and operator … Continue reading

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