Category Archives: Fruits and vegetables

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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Pear-Gingerbread Muffins

Muffins are practically a food group in my house. The perfect after-cereal breakfast finisher, an ideal grab-and-go snack and a great mid-afternoon pick me up, we eat them at all hours of the day and night. We have a few … Continue reading

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Baked sweet potatoes with Brussels sprouts, cranberries and pecans

My mother often makes a dish featuring cubed sweet potatoes, cranberries, pecans, cinnamon and orange juice. While I enjoy her recipe, sometimes I yearn for something a bit less sweet. As part of this month’s Farmers’ Feast cooking fest on … Continue reading

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Sunchoke-stuffed squash

One of the things I love most about the Farmers’ Feast project (and about visiting farmers’ markets in general) is that it gets me working with new-to-me ingredients. This month, the sunchokes and Delicata squash included in my mystery basket … Continue reading

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Spinach and Raspberry Salad with Candied Almonds

While I am an unabashed fan of root vegetables and slow-simmered foods, I’m not quite ready to surrender to the cooling weather. There will be time enough for soups, stews and other seasonal delights, so in the meantime, I’m still … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Feast – August 2015 Edition

One of the reasons I said yes when asked by the Ottawa Farmers’ Market to participate in their Farmers’ Feast Challenge was that I love how it pushes me to try new ingredients, new ideas and often new techniques. The … Continue reading

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Mini Fruit Pies

I like to think of this dish as the perfect marriage between fruit crisp and fruit pie, combining crunchy oatmeal cookie-like topping with an assortment of gently sweetened fruit. I’m grateful each year to the fine folks from Warner’s Farm … Continue reading

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