Monthly Archives: March 2014

Fondue gets fresh at Patty Boland’s Pub

Fondue just got a fun, fresh makeover thanks to chef Luc Doiron, with guidance from food impresario extraordinaire Robin Duetta, who are serving up pots of deliciousness at Patty Boland’s Pub in Ottawa’s ByWard Market. The pub’s gorgeous Abbey room is … Continue reading

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Lemon-Oat-Ricotta Pancakes

These are the most amazing pancakes. Fluffy yet substantial, they are packed with flavour, have a great texture and – wait for it – they’re even gluten-free! While they are delicious with maple syrup, they really shine with a drizzle … Continue reading

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Warm Brown Rice Salad with Asparagus, Grapefruit and Shrimp

Salads with a grain base such as rice, couscous or quinoa offer a great way to make a hearty one-dish meal that is also ideal for picnics or packed lunches. This variation offers tons of flavour while delivering in a … Continue reading

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Lovely Lemon Mousse

I almost always have lemon curd on hand (it stores well in the freezer) because it is so flavourful and versatile. Combining lemon curd and whipped cream makes for a delicious mousse that literally takes just minutes to prepare. Best … Continue reading

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Little Lemon Meringues

I often fill meringues both large and small with whipped cream and fruit but when I found myself making several batches of lemon curd last week, I knew this would be a match made in heaven. Egg yolks are key … Continue reading

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Zesty Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is like custard on steroids. Packed with a lemony punch and just a hint of sweetness, it’s an inspired concoction that is as versatile as it is delicious. Spread it on warm biscuits, slather it on French toast, … Continue reading

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Spring Fling Cocktail

After a long, hard and exceedingly cold winter, I am really ready to embrace the warmth and sunshine of spring. For me, the new season signals a shift in the kitchen; I look for dishes that shed a little of … Continue reading

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