Category Archives: Preserves

Quick pickled kumquats

Spice up your salads, sandwiches and charcuterie boards! I’ve frequently joked that I’d happily pickle anything in my kitchen that’s not nailed down. Search “pickles” on my website and you’ll see I’m not really kidding. Quick pickles are just so … Continue reading

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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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