Monthly Archives: March 2015

Mini Cheese Soufflés

I have a confession to make. Until recently, I’d never made a soufflé. Those miracles of egg and cheese and air and lightness always intimidated me. How stiff do the egg whites have to be? Will it they collapse in … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Feast – the Winter Edition

During the height of the growing season, visiting the Ottawa Farmers’ Market (OFM) is my version of a kid’s trip to the candy store. The selection and quality of the products available is dazzling, and sets my mind spinning about all … Continue reading

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Roasted Arctic char with fennel, walnuts and Parmesan

Maybe it’s my Maritime roots, but I always feel a little bit sad when I hear people say that they don’t like fish. As with so many foods, it’s often the case that they just haven’t had a chance to enjoy … Continue reading

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Moroccan-spiced Cauliflower

Move over, cheese sauce. Cauliflower is about to get all zippy and exciting thanks to a great blend of seasonings and some quick oven-roasting. This side dish – regular or vegan – will perk up any menu; it would be … Continue reading

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Warm Caramel-Apple Cocktail

After a week in Cuba, I have warm breezes and cocktails on my mind, although I realize that my fantasies are highly unlikely to melt the huge snowdrifts around my home. I always bring a bottle of rum back from … Continue reading

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