Monthly Archives: March 2015

Make-ahead Scallops au Gratin

I’ve always loved this dish, also known as Coquilles St. Jacques. For years, it was my ‘have to impress these people’ meal. These days, I prefer this version which can be made the day before a party. I also like that … Continue reading

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Dutch Baby with Apples and Apple Butter

If you’ve never had a Dutch Baby, you’re really missing out. A fluffy, baked pancake, usually cooked in a cast iron pan, this is what all breakfast foods wish they could be. When I spied both apples (from Hall’s Apple … Continue reading

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Cavena Nuda (Oat Groats) Risotto with Squash

Oat Groats, Naked Oats or Rice of the Prairies … three names for one of the newest darlings of the Canadian farming scene: Cavena Nuda.  It’s an amazing variety of hull-less (naked, get it?) developed by researchers at Agriculture Canada … Continue reading

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Carrot, Turnip and Apple Salad with Maple-Miso Dressing

When many people hear the word miso, the first thing that springs to mind is soup. Although miso certainly does make for very delicious soup, it is a versatile product that can be used in so many other ways. Like … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Orange Marmalade Shrimp

This dish conjured up all sorts of culinary memories for me. The sticky, sweet and sour, slightly salty sauce reminded me of the westernized Chinese food I occasionally got to enjoy as a kid. Working with lovely, pink-hued Argentine shrimp … Continue reading

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Smoky Texas-style Chili

Have you heard of Hiyak? Neither had I, until two lovely little parcels of Hiyak sirloin from Lanark County’s Tiraislin Fold showed up in my Farmers’ Feast basket, courtesy of the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. It’s a cross between Highland cattle and … Continue reading

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Corn Flour Biscuits with Maple Butter

One of the first things I learned to bake as a child was baking powder biscuits. They remain a favourite to this day; I love them hot out of the oven, slathered with butter and jam. When I spied a … Continue reading

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