Monthly Archives: March 2018

Apple cheddar biscuits

A fast, guilt-free way to enjoy the taste of pie for breakfast! I learned about the glorious delights of leftover pie for breakfast at a very young age. It was well worth waking up extra early so I could sneak … Continue reading

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Baked brown butter doughnuts

A simple yet spectacular sweet treat! I had no idea just how easy it was to make doughnuts until I bought a doughnut pan at my local kitchenware store. Baked doughnuts are great because they don’t involve the fuss and … Continue reading

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Transparent Kitchen making delicious connections between diners, chefs and suppliers

A more satisfying dining experience starts with being informed! I almost never get tired of cooking at home, but the occasional trip to a restaurant is definitely a welcomed treat. I tend to favour chef-owned spots where I know the … Continue reading

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Kale salad with caper vinaigrette

A make-at-home version of  a perennial favourite at Supply and Demand! When Supply and Demand opened its doors in Ottawa just over five years ago, this was the dish that made me fall in love with kale. I’d never tasted … Continue reading

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Crispy mozzarella melts

Whip up a tasty snack in your waffle maker! When my kids were little, I enjoyed coming up with new recipes to entice them to join me in the kitchen. I wish I’d thought of these tasty treats way back … Continue reading

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Make wine in an Instant Pot

A fun fermentation experiment! It amazes me what can become a viral sensation. I guess in this case, making wine in an Instant Pot is kind of appropriate, since the Ottawa-invented Instant Pot has become just that – both a … Continue reading

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Ten minute risotto another Instant Pot success!

Perfect texture and flavour in a fraction of the time! Who knew it was possible to make perfect risotto in just ten minutes? It’s become a weeknight staple for us, either on its own or as the perfect accompaniment to … Continue reading

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