Category Archives: Main DIsh

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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Warm Poutine Potato Salad

It seems like there are two camps of cooks and eaters in January, after the holiday season. There’s the “I’m only going to eat healthy things in moderation” group, as well as the “I’m not buying any more food till … Continue reading

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Braised Beef Shanks Osso Bucco Style

Beef shanks are an inexpensive cut that, cooked properly, can be incredibly flavourful and tender. Some of our area’s best beef, including the shanks I used to test this recipe, comes from Roadapple Ranch, one of the Ottawa Farmers’ Market’s … Continue reading

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Italian Sausage and Vegetable Bake

As you can imagine, my taste testers get quite the workout during Farmers’ Feast weeks. Day after day, they wait patiently for their first bites of new dishes inspired by seasonal, local foods from the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. Their opinions … 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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Belgian-style Elk Stew

I first tasted traditional Belgian stew (sometimes called Carbonade Flamande), as a teen on a trip to Europe. The sweet-sour flavour combined with the tenderness of the meat made it an unforgettable dish for me. It’s a great make-ahead recipe … Continue reading

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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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