Tag Archives: spring

Sparkling ginger-mint lemonade

Enjoy as a mocktail or in a spiced-up gin & tonic! At this time of year, I often find myself craving all things citrus. Lemon is a particular favourite of mine – I love its bright, fresh, tanginess which adds … Continue reading

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Baked brown butter doughnuts

A simple yet spectacular sweet treat! I had no idea just how easy it was to make doughnuts until I bought a doughnut pan at my local kitchenware store. Baked doughnuts are great because they don’t involve the fuss and … Continue reading

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Quick Pickled Asparagus

In case you haven’t noticed, I am more than a little infatuated with asparagus this year. I don’t know if I still have ‘post-too-cold-too-long-winter’ syndrome or if our local farmers are producing extra-delicious stalks, but I just can’t get enough … Continue reading

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Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Rolls

This recipe was inspired by my friend Barbara, a visual artist who also happens to be an accomplished cook and gardener; it’s a dish that serves as a great showcase of all her talents. When she made these recently for … Continue reading

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Asparagus with Lemon-Herb Sauce

I grew up eating carefully-steamed asparagus served with a knob of butter and splash of vinegar or fresh lemon juice. While I’ll always enjoy it that way, it doesn’t make for a very elegant presentation. I recently made Sauce Gribiche … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Mousse

So often rhubarb is either used ‘as is’ in pies or fruit crumbles, or stewed up and served in rather uninspiring-looking ways. Taking the time to puree the cooked fruit not only makes it look a little more attractive, it … Continue reading

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Salad of tender greens with pickled rhubarb

This salad is an excellent way to showcase and enjoy some of the first produce of spring, now available at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. The pickled rhubarb adds a huge flavour element to the salad, along with some great colour. … Continue reading

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