Monthly Archives: February 2014

Cheesy Mushroom Toast Cups

As a young child, toast cups seemed the height of culinary creativity to me. To use a humble slice of buttered bread to create a vessel for delicious fillings was brilliant, I thought, and I have fond memories of making … Continue reading

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Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Tomato Sauce (deconstructed cabbage rolls)

Many people have told me they don’t cook cabbage because they don’t like the nasty, lingering aroma it can leave it its wake. Baking cabbage is a great way to prevent that unfortunate smell, usually created by overcooking the cabbage, … Continue reading

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A Taste for Hope offers delicious support

A unique culinary event is taking place in Ottawa on February 26th; it’s an evening of deliciousness in support of a very worthwhile cause. Celebrating the Shepherds of Good Hope’s 30+ years of service to the most vulnerable men and … Continue reading

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Broccoli-Almond Salad

I really enjoy broccoli and usually prepare it the same way I grew up eating it – lightly steamed and then dressed with a minimal amount of butter and salt followed by quite a lot of vinegar and pepper. Vinegar … Continue reading

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A Romantic Dinner for Two Menu

It’s surprising how many things one should consider when planning to cook a romantic dinner for two. Obviously, if you’re trying to impress someone, you want to deliver a meal that is both delicious and attractive, but what are the … Continue reading

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Fennel, Apple and Pistachio Salad with Pomegranate Molasses Vinaigrette

Salads perk up the palate in so many ways. Fruits and vegetables combined with a brightly flavoured dressing make for a refreshing element in a multi-course feast, or a delicious light meal all on their own. This salad hits all … Continue reading

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Cardamom & Cloves Spices Up Ottawa!

Quick Update: As of February 2015, Cardamom & Cloves is now an online store! Same great selection and outstanding service. Visit their new shop here: http://cardamom-and-cloves.myshopify.com/ For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the intoxicating fragrance … Continue reading

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