Tag Archives: rosemary

Spicy Marinated Olives

I’m a big fan of gifting edible treats on just about any occasion. Show up at a party with a nice bottle of wine and something yummy the host can either put on the table or tuck away to savour … Continue reading

Posted in Edible Gifts, make-ahead, Preserves, Quick Pickles, Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick Herbed Trout Fillets

While I sometimes enjoy getting carried away in the kitchen, preparing elaborate dishes with myriad ingredients, there are days when I just need to get something healthy and tasty on the table FAST. Having Saslove’s, a great butchery with a … Continue reading

Posted in fish, Meat, poultry, fish, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Smoked wild boar with heirloom tomato chutney

Unusual foods can add such a festive air to gatherings. Wild boar sounds exotic but it actually has a lovely, mellow flavour that lends itself well to all kinds of preparation. We are fortunate in the national capital region to … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Meat, poultry, fish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fabulous Focaccia

Over the last fifteen to twenty years, we North Americans have become a lot more bread savvy. I think this stems partially from the notion that if one is going to eat bread, it has to be really good bread. … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Breads | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Roasted Nuts with Maple, Chili and Rosemary

Every year I make several batches of roasted nuts for holiday snacking and gifting. I like to vary the seasonings from year to year and this year I decided a sweet-spicy combination was in order. Maple syrup is great for … Continue reading

Posted in Snacks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Pickled Apple Slices

It’s no wonder so many good restaurants are making and serving pickles, preserves and chutneys these days – they brighten up the flavour of just about any dish and often add a nice pop of colour and texture on the … Continue reading

Posted in Fruits and vegetables, Preserves | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Caramel-Apple Jelly

While I adore chocolate, I think caramel trumps all. Sweet and thick, sometimes chewy, caramel has a unique, almost-earthy flavour thanks to bringing the sugar almost to the point of scorching. I frequently make Caramel Sauce, Salted Caramel Ice Cream … Continue reading

Posted in Fruits and vegetables, Preserves | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment