Archive of ‘Food’ category

3 best restaurants in the Basque region of France

Biarritz plateau de fruits de mer

It might come as no surprise that, aside from my family and friends, the one thing I miss the most about living in France is the easy, every day access to some of the best food in the world. Being home for a couple weeks in August allowed me to reconnect with some of the […] Read more…


Chocolate-Covered Cherries

chocolate covered cherries

Sometimes in life, and especially in the kitchen, you have to slightly reinvent the wheel to get to new delicious results. Having had more than my fair share of chocolate-covered strawberries, I couldn’t resist giving the concept a try with cherries, when I brought back a basketful back from the farmer’s market. This is the […] Read more…


Five-Spice Pork Lettuce Cups with Pickled Heirloom Carrots

pork lettuce cups

There’s something of a natural pairing between crisp veggies and the warm summer months. There’s a lot a good crunch can make better, and after a long day biting into something with character tends to energize me. Does that sound crazy? Maybe. But give it a try and let me know what you think! These […] Read more…


Chilled Strawberry Mint Soup


I absolutely love cold soups in the summertime. Whether it’s a classic, cold gazpacho, a chilled cucumber soup, a refreshing vichyssoise (the traditional French soup with potato and leeks) or a dessert soup, there’s no better way to enjoy the season and stay cool. Strawberry soup has become a new favourite of mine this year […] Read more…


Peach, Avocado and Scallop Salad

peach salad

Every time the weather starts to perk up, a new signature salad generally makes its way to my table. Last year, I think my favourite was this Spring Potato Salad (featuring capers, radishes, blue cheese and baby potatoes) but this year, even though it’s still early in the season, I think it’s going to be […] Read more…


Chocolate and Grand Marnier Tiramisu

jamie oliver tiramisu

Tiramisu was one of the very first recipes I used to make on my own as a kid. One of my mom’s friends had a treasured, super simple recipe to make it and quickly taught me one summer. I remember thinking this was one of the easiest, yet one of the most luxurious desserts I […] Read more…


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