Archive of ‘Food’ category

Homemade Saffron Pasta

Homemade pasta is most definitely the kind of stuff special meals are made of, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t easily happen on a weeknight. Case in point with this recipe. From flour and eggs to silky steaming pasta in just about 45 minutes, Thirty five if you’re really on a roll. I’ve usually made […] Read more…

 

Garlic Rigatoni with Balsamic Onions & Almonds

I’m back with you today with a simple recipe for a quick weeknight pasta. You know the kind of recipe I’m talking about, where the sauce can be whipped up in the time it takes the pasta to cook. Punchy food that hits the spot after a long work day, and only a few ingredients […] Read more…

 

Peach, Marmalade & Roquefort Crostini

I’d happily have dinner be a successive series of bite-size apps. Forget the main, when it’s warm and sunny, these are what I gravitate to, cold drink in hand. At the moment, peaches are ripe and and perfectly sweet, so this seemed like a natural choice. It’s also the recipe I developed for Loblaw’s PC Black Label […] Read more…

 

Coconut, Mango & Sesame Caramel Ice Pops

I’ve always had a soft spot for ice pops in the summertime. Every year, I make a variety of different kinds and experiment with flavour combos as the weather gets warmer, making sure to always have a few in my freezer to turn to when my sweet tooth strikes. I like to alternate between creamy […] Read more…

 

Zucchini, Ricotta & Caponata Galette

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Galettes have always been a staple in my kitchen: they fit my approach to cooking – they’re surprisingly simple to make (but look impressive), are generally packed with fresh ingredients (but still taste indulgent – most generally thanks to cheese!) and can be whipped up in a short amount of time. I make them year-round in […] Read more…

 

Persimmon, Manchego & Kale Pizza

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…

 

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