Tag Archives: seafood

What are you eating on New Year’s Eve?

Cooked lobster dinner-to-go a perfect solution! It’s been said that luck favours the prepared. I’m inclined to agree, particularly after this week when I was offered the opportunity to surprise my husband with a delicious take-home meal on the 30th … Continue reading

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Grilled corn salad with seared scallops

A burst of summery colours and flavours! I know most people measure seasons by the weather but my seasons are all about food. I love to cook with whatever is fresh and local and while I’m a little sad when … Continue reading

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Hearty seafood and chickpea stew

A Mediterranean-inspired winter warmer! I adore this dish because it’s so easy to prepare and absolutely packed with flavour. The tomatoes and herbs are what predominate, rather than the mild-tasting haddock and shrimp. Leftovers reheat beautifully so you might even … 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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Super Seafood Chowder

I once heard someone who hails from Boston, Massachusetts proclaim that we should all forget about Taco Tuesday. “Where I come from, it’s always Chowdah Chooseday!” (Repeat it out loud, now, in your best Boston accent.) I’m thinking of him … Continue reading

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Mussels in white wine broth

I never knew how truly delightful mussels are were until the first time I ate some cultivated (farmed) ones. Prior to that, my family often dug mussels at low tide, carefully extracting their gleaming blueish-black shells from the sand. We’d … Continue reading

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Fondue gets fresh at Patty Boland’s Pub

Fondue just got a fun, fresh makeover thanks to chef Luc Doiron, with guidance from food impresario extraordinaire Robin Duetta, who are serving up pots of deliciousness at Patty Boland’s Pub in Ottawa’s ByWard Market. The pub’s gorgeous Abbey room is … Continue reading

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