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Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Leek and Red Pepper

I have to confess that I have never been a big fan of Brussels sprouts so I was a little intimidated when I saw a box of them from the Avonmore Berry Farm stall at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market in … Continue reading

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Sautéed Callaloo

Move over spinach, beet greens, bok choy and Swiss chard, because there’s a new game in town. Callaloo – the leafy green part of the taro plant, sometimes called dasheen bush – is quite possibly the most delicious sautéed vegetable … Continue reading

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Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette, Sweet Onions and Pecans

The first zucchinis of the season are always so sweet and tender. Too often these tasty vegetables are served cooked – or even overcooked. My mom often slices them into garden salads, which got me thinking about making a raw … Continue reading

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Contemporary Cottage Pie

I grew up eating Shepherd’s Pie without understanding much about its history. It turns out that what many people call Shepherd’s Pie is actually Cottage Pie – a dish from 19th century England. Typically made of seasoned, minced beef mixed … Continue reading

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Gougères (savoury cheese puffs)

There’s something quite magical about choux pastry, don’t you think? Also known as pâte à choux , this light pastry dough is used for sweet treats including cream puffs (click here for my recipe), profiteroles, croquembouches, éclairs, beignets and more; it’s also the foundation for … Continue reading

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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

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Tips for Preserving Fresh Herbs

One of the best things about cooking in the summer is having an herb garden right outside the door. Dash out – rain or shine – with a pair of scissors and snip off a little basil, rosemary, parsley or … Continue reading

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