Tag Archives: balsamic

Chocolate Balsamic Sauce

A versatile treat that’s great for gifting! This thick, rich sauce is ideal as a glaze for roasted meats and great as a drizzle over ice cream or sliced fruit such as strawberries or pears. You can also make amazing … Continue reading

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Grilled Portobellos stuffed with quinoa, pesto and grilled vegetables

If you’d asked my husband a few years ago what his least-favourite vegetable was, he would probably have said zucchini. Thanks to a lot of experimentation, he’s changed his tune, a fact he expressed when tasting this delightful stuffed mushroom … 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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Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Salsa

I just cannot get enough of juicy, ripe local strawberries. While we are now fortunate to be able to enjoy them all summer long thanks to everbearing plants, there is something irresistible about the first crop in June. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Beet and Rhubarb Salad

Beet salads became rather ubiquitous on restaurant menus a few years ago, and there’s a good reason why: beets are delicious, nutritious, inexpensive and very pretty on the plate. I’m also a big fan of rhubarb, another bright-coloured vegetable (often … Continue reading

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Caramelized Onion and Cranberry Chutney

Tangy cranberries are the perfect sidekick for sweet, caramelized onions. Kick up the flavour with a sultry, smoky balsamic and you’ve got a multipurpose preserve that is sure to impress. A plain or spicy balsamic would also work well in … Continue reading

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Tuscan Lemon Cake

This moist, delicious cake is the perfect finish to any meal. It’s light – almost like an angel food cake thanks to the whipped egg whites – but with tons more flavour. Because it uses olive oil instead of butter, … Continue reading

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