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Warm cabbage salad with bacon and apples

The Ropot makes this flavourful twist on coleslaw a snap to prepare! I’ve been having a lot of fun lately playing around with a new kitchen appliance. Created by the same Ottawa-based key team members that garnered worldwide fame with … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Cucumber ‘noodle’ Salad

If you haven’t heard of spiralizing, be forewarned: I am most definitely on the bandwagon. It’s not a new exercise trend, nor is it a way to turn straight hair into luscious Disney princess locks. Spiralizing is the process of … Continue reading

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Quick Pickled Tomatillos

I have to confess I had limited experience with tomatillos before they arrived in this month’s Farmers’ Feast challenge basket from the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. I’d only ever purchased them to make a terrific salsa verde, but I knew their … Continue reading

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Grilled Leeks with Chèvre

Garden-fresh leeks have an absolutely gorgeous flavour and this week I had the privilege of working with spectacular leeks from Avonmore Berry Farm at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market as part of my Farmers’ Feast Challenge basket for August. I find … 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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Quick Pickled Vegetables

Who knew you could make pickles that are ready to eat in as little as two hours? My husband and I, not to mention our adorable three year old great-nephew, share a huge fondness for all things pickled so this … Continue reading

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Warm Brown Rice Salad with Asparagus, Grapefruit and Shrimp

Salads with a grain base such as rice, couscous or quinoa offer a great way to make a hearty one-dish meal that is also ideal for picnics or packed lunches. This variation offers tons of flavour while delivering in a … Continue reading

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