Archive of ‘Food’ category

Persimmon, Manchego & Kale Pizza

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I’ve always loved persimmons, but generally end up snacking on them, just as they are, or enjoying them simply diced over steel-cut oats. @persimonsays, a brand of persimmons grown in the Ribera del Xúquer region of Spain, grows these beautiful, sweet fruit. They challenged me to cook them in a savoury way, using a few […] Read more…

 

White Chocolate-Dipped Citrus Segments

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At a time of year when not much colourful foods are in season, citrus is my way to add a little vibrancy back into my kitchen. This is the simplest of treats to showcase them, just like I like them. It’s barely a recipe, but something that’s nice enough to serve guests for dessert.I love […] Read more…

 

Homemade Gravlax with Dill and Clementine

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Certain dishes have that innate quality of making any meal feel like a special occasion. Gravlax fits that bill, no matter how it’s served. Simply cured with salt and a few seasonings gravalx really is an easy recipe to make at home. The only requirement is making sure that the salmon that you use is […] Read more…

 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Grainy Mustard Sauce

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Entertaining is not something everyone does with complete ease of mind. What should my menu be? How much should I serve? Can I entertain stress-free even if my kitchen is pretty tight for space? These are all valid concerns and ones I have often heard people worry about when they’re planning a get-together. When it […] Read more…

 

A Few Fall Faves

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Crimson leaves, crisp apples and creamy pumpkin pie are just a few of the things that I can’t get enough of at this time of year. This post is an ode to all these autumn moments that make me swoon. From top to bottom: apple picking adventures at Carl Laidlaw Orchards;a luscious pumpkin pie from […] Read more…

 

Sesame Crusted Tuna and Soba Noodle Bowls

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Weekend cooking is all about treating yourself. Sometimes, that indulgence comes in the form of an intensely chocolatey dessert, but often, for me, it’s about purchasing ingredients I don’t usually use for every day cooking. Fresh, sushi-grade tuna definitely fits that category. It’s relatively expensive, but a lovely splurge to enjoy every now and then […] Read more…

 

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