Category Archives: Fruits and vegetables

Roasted carrots with balsamic mascarpone and pistachios

An easy yet impressive vegetable dish! Have you ever noticed that vegetables served in good restaurants usually look stunning and taste fantastic? I think that is because many chefs wisely treat their vegetables not just as ‘side dishes’ but instead … Continue reading

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Grilled Mexican-Style Corn (Elotes Mexicanos)

The best way to enjoy farm-fresh corn! I’m prepared to take some heat for this admission. Many of you will be shocked to learn that I had never tasted the marvelous street food that is Mexican grilled corn on the … Continue reading

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Mini Shortbread Apple Tarts with Salted Caramel

Freshly picked apples are one of the delights of autumn. Their beautiful red skins and crisp texture seem a perfect pairing with the changing seasons. These delicious tarts are a great way to showcase apples in a pretty way and … Continue reading

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Pasta with roasted tomatoes, peaches and burrata

This is the dish that just might make you consider becoming a vegetarian. Seriously. I love the way my family looks at me when I tell them we’re having a vegetarian meal. Their facial expressions suggest that they might a) … Continue reading

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Potato and Cheese Pierogis

Until last week, I mistakenly thought pierogis – those pillowy soft, addictively delicious filled Eastern European dumplings – were too fiddly to bother making at home. I changed my mind after looking through a box of kitchen gadgets where I … Continue reading

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Sweet and Spicy Pickled Pears

I love topping a bowl of greens with fruit all year round. Having jars of pickled fruit in the fridge makes it even easier – add some chopped nuts and you’ve got a salad packed with colour, flavour and texture. … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Feast – the Holiday 2015 Edition

Every month or three, I get a chance to step into culinary overdrive for a week or so. The Ottawa Farmers’ Market has designed a great program to help showcase the abundance of delicious local products on offer year ‘round … Continue reading

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