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Grilled asparagus with za’atar and creamy harissa sauce

Three cheers for asparagus season! I’m always thinking about new ways to serve vegetables because I find switching things up usually means I can often get my family to eat more of them. We love grilled asparagus and typically I … Continue reading

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Garlicky Grilled Artichokes

I have to admit I was a little surprised to find artichokes this week in my Farmers’ Feast basket from the Ottawa Farmers’ Market – for some reason, I thought they only grew in warmer climates than ours. While I … 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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Grilled Salmon with Asian Flavours

Grilling is such an easy way to prepare fish. Not only is it super speedy, since fish cooks very quickly over high heat, it’s also healthy and flavourful. Salmon’s mild flavour lends itself to all kinds of seasonings and I … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Coleslaw

Crisp, refreshing salads are a staple of my summertime menus. Coleslaw is a particular favourite, especially when made with a vinaigrette rather than a temperature-sensitive mayonnaise based dressing. I’ve long been a fan of a simple lemon-garlic-olive oil-oregano combination but … Continue reading

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Grilled Strawberry Daiquiri

I’m not usually a fan of fruity drinks – I generally find them overly sweet – so this grilled daiquiri is a game-changer for me. Grilling the ingredients prior to blending not only adds a subtle smoky element to the … Continue reading

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Cedar Planked Spicy Shrimp

These tasty little morsels were a smash hit when I served them recently. They can be prepared a few hours ahead and left to marinate in the fridge, then put on the grill for just a few moments of cooking … Continue reading

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