Archive of ‘Appetizers’ category

Caprese Salad

I get a little giddy every time tomato season hits. During most of the year, tomatoes still remain a staple of my everyday cooking but I look at them with less of a loving eye. They don’t come close to what what they taste like at this time of year and often feel bland and […] Read more…

 

Roasted Tomato Soup with Mozzarella and Basil

As I’m writing this post, snow is swirling on my balcony, and my usually quaint view of downtown Toronto has become a blur. There’s something quite soothing about watching this unravel, from the warmth of my living room. And what more suiting way to really welcome winter than with a deliciously steamy soup? This soup […] Read more…

 

Pea and Pancetta Soup

Oddly enough, the term ‘comfort food’ is not something I ever grew up hearing in France. I think it’s because so much of the food really is, inherently, comfort food that it would make for quite a redundant label. From creamy potato puree, to seared duck breast, pot au feu (beef stew), salade de chevre chaud (frisee lettuce […] Read more…

 

Zucchini Fritters

This weekend, I had a couple of my friends visit for a little get together. It was a great opportunity to have a lovely homemade breakfast before heading out for a busy day of visiting Toronto and catching up. I had been meaning to make zucchini fritters for a while and they ended up being […] Read more…

 

Antipasti Platter

Okay folks, this is clearly not a recipe! I just thought it could be useful to some of you readers to share my favourites for a perfect antipasti platter – basically a way-out for those days when you don’t want to cook too much! Sometimes, you spend a lot of time preparing a main meal […] Read more…

 

Panzanella Salad

As the summer is in full swing, we’ve been enjoying more and more light meals using fresh produce, olive oil and a lot of lemon. This salad is a great Italian classic, featuring a whole lot of veggies and some crusty bread. These crusty cubes of bread are tossed with tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions […] Read more…

 

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