Archive of ‘Appetizers’ category

Homemade Gravlax with Dill and Clementine

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…

 

Watermelon Radish Carpaccio with Avocado and Feta Cheese

Have you had watermelon radishes before? They’re unassuming pale green exterior reveals a vibrantly pink-hued inside that’s sweet, crunchy and absolutely gorgeous. It always makes me smile when I think of the absolutely stunningly beautiful colours that nature produces, and I find myself happy everytime I slice one of these beauties. A pop of colour […] Read more…

 

Butternut, Arugula and Pine Nut Salad

If you read my Cookbook Club post last month, you’ll know that this is the second month Jan from Family Bites, Mardi from eat. live. travel. write and I get together and have a potluck of sorts where we each cook from one same cookbook author. This time around we met at Jan’s cosy home […] Read more…

 

Carrot and Ginger Soup with Creme Fraiche and Pistachios

It’s felt like a long couple of weeks. Life in the Test Kitchen hasn’t skipped a beat — we’re well on our way into our Spring issues (almost moving on to Canadian Living’s May 2014 issue!) and I feel like the Fall months have sort of passed me by. This soup was a welcome pause […] Read more…

 

White Asparagus with Olives and Golden Breadcrumbs

I couldn’t resist picking up a bunch of white asparagus when I found them during my grocery run a couple days ago — it’s actually a pretty rare find on the side of the world and an appetizer I can never get enough off. I grew up eating the white variety in Paris, most often […] Read more…

 

Spring Potato Salad with Radishes, Asparagus and Capers

To say spring hasn’t made its way in yet would be an understatement. But that doesn’t mean your kitchen can’t be ahead of the game. It’s now Thanksgiving time in the Canadian Living Test Kitchen (there has been quite a lot of turkey, sides and desserts to develop and taste!) so I’ve been that much […] Read more…

 

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