Tag Archives: mushrooms

Mixed mushroom risotto with caramelized squash

A hearty, warming bowl of goodness! Meaty, flavourful mushrooms and sweet, caramelized butternut squash are the perfect sidekicks in a warm bowl of cheese-topped risotto. I used to be intimidated about preparing risotto, yet I’ve learned it’s not as tricky … Continue reading

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Mad about mushrooms

A peek at the magic that happens at a mushroom farm! If you’re like me, chances are mushrooms became an acquired taste. When I first tasted them as a child, they’d come out of a tin and the texture just … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Beef, Mushroom and Barley Stew

Some dishes just scream ‘comfort food’ and this is one of them. It’s not fancy nor is it fussy to prepare, but is sure is delicious. The most significant thing about this recipe, and the reason I’m posting it today, … Continue reading

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Seared steak with pizzaiola sauce

I’ve never been much of a meat and potatoes gal. Don’t get me wrong – I love eating meat and I’m pretty fond of spuds too, but I like my plates put together a little more creatively. This year, for … Continue reading

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Italian Sausage and Vegetable Bake

As you can imagine, my taste testers get quite the workout during Farmers’ Feast weeks. Day after day, they wait patiently for their first bites of new dishes inspired by seasonal, local foods from the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. Their opinions … Continue reading

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Sunchoke-stuffed squash

One of the things I love most about the Farmers’ Feast project (and about visiting farmers’ markets in general) is that it gets me working with new-to-me ingredients. This month, the sunchokes and Delicata squash included in my mystery basket … Continue reading

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Make-ahead Scallops au Gratin

I’ve always loved this dish, also known as Coquilles St. Jacques. For years, it was my ‘have to impress these people’ meal. These days, I prefer this version which can be made the day before a party. I also like that … Continue reading

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