Category Archives: Preserves

Fall for Flavour: No-cook Pear Chutney

Quick condiment a perfect pairing for roasted meat or charcuterie! I love serving chutneys with roasted meat of any kind. They can serve as a side dish or even a stuffing. They’re a great way to add a pop of … 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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Quick pickled avocado slices

Easy preserving method yields a very tasty treat! I adore pickles and find they are the easiest way to add a punch of colour and flavour to any meal. The great news about pickling is it doesn’t have to be … Continue reading

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Sweet & spicy rhubarb chutney

A zippy, versatile condiment that’s easy to prepare! Anyone else feel like their garden is on the verge of becoming a jungle? We’ve had so much rain this summer that when this week’s heatwave hit, I swear I could see … Continue reading

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Quick pickled fennel with orange and star anise

An easy way to add a pop of flavour to any plate! Lately, I’ve been eagerly peeking into my garden a few times a day, looking for tender young shoots that hold the promise of fresh spring vegetables to come. … Continue reading

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Spiced Pumpkin Spread

Recycle your jack-o’-lantern to make this delicious treat Hallowe’en is almost upon us and lots of people will no doubt be carving pumpkins this weekend. I have some amazingly creative neighbours whose jack-o’-lanterns are truly Instagram-worthy. Not so much at … Continue reading

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Marinated Goat Cheese with Pickled Blueberries

Heaven help me….I have a new addiction, and it’s this dish. It started out innocently enough. I looked around for something new to pickle, and spied a big basket of fresh blueberries on the kitchen counter. As an aside, in … Continue reading

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