Monthly Archives: July 2014

Moroccan Carrot Soup

This soup combines sweet-tasting onions and carrots with a subtle spice mix to create an irresistible flavour that is just as delicious chilled as it is warm. Don’t skip the ras el hanout – it is a wonderful ground spice … Continue reading

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Chef biking across Canada to promote sustainable seafood

You know someone is passionate about a cause when they choose to promote it by biking over 8,000 kilometres across Canada in ten weeks. In this case, the chef is Ned Bell, renowned for his work at Vancouver’s Four Seasons … Continue reading

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Spiced Watermelon Soup

This refreshing, summery soup is packed with flavour and only takes ten minutes to prepare. You can make it as mild or as spicy as you prefer; just be sure not to overwhelm the watermelon’s bright, fresh taste. It’s nice … Continue reading

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FLUX part 2 – A magical summer’s eve dinner

There is truly something magical about enjoying a meal composed of ingredients harvested just a few metres from your table. The second FLUX dinner, held Monday, July 21 at Rideau Pines Farm in North Gower, just south of Ottawa, was … Continue reading

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Cucumber-mint sparkling vodka lemonade

There’s nothing more refreshing than lemonade on a hot summer’s day…unless, of course, it’s a cucumber and mint infused lemonade, spiked with a judicious amount of vodka. This drink is light and super tasty without being too boozy or too … Continue reading

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Fat-free Microwave Potato Chips

I don’t watch much television – I’d rather be cooking, reading or spending time outdoors. Once in a while I do succumb, however. A couple of months ago, I was flipping through the channels looking for something worth watching and … Continue reading

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Raspberry-Mint Lime Rickey

Cocktails and mocktails made with real fruit juice always taste so delicious. I like to make many batches of different kinds of fruit syrup during the summer – they freeze beautifully and can help bring a little sunshine and warmth … Continue reading

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