Category Archives: Appetizers

Catalan-style appetizer

This is one of my favourite ways to work with anchovies. Often we only think of using them for pizza toppings or in Caesar salad dressings, but they are actually a lot more versatile than you might expect and when … Continue reading

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Cheesy Brussels sprout and onion dip

Remember that dip that got served at every party you went to between 1990 and 1999? The one with canned artichoke hearts and loads of cheese? Yeah, that one. I was thinking about that recipe the other day and decided … Continue reading

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Grilled Corn, Tomatillo and Red Pepper Salsa

I am a big fan of grilled corn on the cob. Somehow the smokiness imparted by grilling seems to accentuate the corn’s natural sweetness. It’s also a great way to enjoy corn on a hot summer’s day without heating up … Continue reading

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Tourtière Tarts

Tourtière pops up frequently on lists of quintessential Canadian foods. While we often tend to associate this meat pie with winter feasts, especially over the Christmas season, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying the sweet-savoury flavours of tourtière any time … Continue reading

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Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Rolls

This recipe was inspired by my friend Barbara, a visual artist who also happens to be an accomplished cook and gardener; it’s a dish that serves as a great showcase of all her talents. When she made these recently for … Continue reading

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Springtime cocktail snacks straight from the Farmers’ Market

Although I have a huge weakness for chips and dip, I try not to serve them as cocktail snacks because people simply get too full and it diminishes their enjoyment of the meal I have worked so hard to prepare. … Continue reading

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Artisan-style Fruit and Nut Crisps

Ever since Lesley Stowe introduced the world to her fantastic Raincoast Crisps, I’ve wanted to figure out a way to make them at home. Somehow, eating a cracker that’s packed with nutritious things makes me feel more virtuous about the … Continue reading

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