Monthly Archives: August 2014

Grilled Banana Peppers with Chèvre and Crispy Proscuitto

I’m so happy to share my new favourite appetizer. Also my new favourite lunch, mid-afternoon snack and late-night treat…. The banana peppers came from Bergeron Gardens at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market and I always keep both chèvre and proscuitto in the … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Squash, Leek and Green Bean Frittata

I love making frittatas for brunch because they don’t take too long to prepare and they are a great way to use up little bits of produce, cheese and meat you have on hand from other meals. I often put … Continue reading

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Grilled Peaches with Chèvre and Dukkah

When the first juicy Ontario peaches of the season arrive each year, I find it hard to do anything other than stand over the sink and eat them as is. Thankfully, I had already enjoyed quite a few peaches in … Continue reading

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Red Currant Cosmopolitan

I am a little surprised by the number of cocktails I have developed for this blog. I’m not a big cocktail drinker but somehow I cannot help myself – the minute I start thinking about different ways to work with … Continue reading

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Spicy Pickled Plums

I’ve really been enjoying making small batches of preserves this year. Not only do they take very little time and small quantities of ingredients, they are a great way to test out new flavour combinations. After making plum galettes the … Continue reading

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Grilled Leeks with Chèvre

Garden-fresh leeks have an absolutely gorgeous flavour and this week I had the privilege of working with spectacular leeks from Avonmore Berry Farm at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market as part of my Farmers’ Feast Challenge basket for August. I find … Continue reading

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Plum Galettes

These little pies are so tasty and really quick to make. Pre-rolled puff pastry is a great time saver; I always keep some in the freezer and use it to make fruit or vegetable pies as well as to top … Continue reading

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