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Roasted new potatoes with grilled scape pesto and peas

I was Out Of My Mind Excited when the Ottawa Farmers’ Market asked me if I’d like to participate in their Farmers Feast challenge. It’s kind of like those black box competitions featured on some cooking shows, except without the … Continue reading

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Smoked Watermelon Salad with feta and mint

While this sweet-salty-sour salad combination has been around for years, smoking the watermelon prior to cubing it takes the dish to a whole new level of deliciousness. It’s a refreshing, light, flavourful treat that will add a wow factor to … 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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Maple Gimlet

The gimlet is a classic gin-based cocktail that has never really gone out of style. Many traditional gimlet recipes call for lime cordial while others favour freshly squeezed lime juice and sugar, or a combination of lime juice and simple … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Rice Bowl

With its blend of tender rice, crunchy cabbage and sweet-and-sour party on top, this rice bowl is delicious, nutritious and oh-so-satisfying. Toasting the brown rice brings out its subtle, nutty flavour and also helps it cook up softer and fluffier, … Continue reading

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Plum-Ginger Jam with Lime and Cardamom

As a cook, I find there’s nothing more satisfying than working with really, really fresh ingredients. I recently picked plums off my niece and nephew’s tree, just blocks from my home, and couldn’t wait to get busy creating something special … Continue reading

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Grilled Corn, Zucchini and Carrot Salad with Lime Dressing

There’s something irresistible about the flavour of farm-fresh vegetables that have been cooked on a grill. The natural sweetness of the veggies seems somehow enhanced by this method, and the slight smoky notes offer a lovely counterpoint. When I first … Continue reading

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