Monthly Archives: September 2015

Roasted Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes

A surplus of ripe cherry tomatoes in my tiny urban garden was the inspiration for this recipe. I’ve resorted to only growing cherry tomatoes as the squirrels in my neighbourhood are stealthy and hungry. Watching a full-sized tomato slowly ripen, … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Biscuits – a Southern Breakfast Staple

No trip to Roanoke, Virginia is complete without a stop at the famous Roanoker Restaurant, dubbed ‘the home of good food since 1941’. Their menu is filled with Southern classics including homestyle buttermilk biscuits, sausage gravy, fried apples, ham with … Continue reading

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Quick Pickled Grilled Corn

Sweet farm-fresh corn has to be one of the quintessential tastes of summer. I try to eat as much of it as I can when it’s in season and am always a little sad when I cannot get my hands … Continue reading

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Lean and Lovely Sloppy Joes

I don’t know about you, but I’m really not a fan of ketchup, except with burgers, hot dogs or French fries. Its overly-sweet taste seems to overwhelm anything to which it’s added and in addition to all that sugar, I … Continue reading

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Quick Pickled Tomatillos

I have to confess I had limited experience with tomatillos before they arrived in this month’s Farmers’ Feast challenge basket from the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. I’d only ever purchased them to make a terrific salsa verde, but I knew their … Continue reading

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