Archive of ‘Food’ category

Blackberry-Yuzu Mojitos

yuzu mojito

There’s something about the fresh mint in mojitos that always screams warmer weather to me. Spring has been taking its time this year, but I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands and brings sunnier times to my kitchen, regardless of the menacing grey skies. This take on a classic mojito came thanks to […] Read more…

 

Sweet Braised Fennel

braised fennel

Fennel often gets a bit of a bad rap as having an overpowering licorice-like flavour, or just simply as being a difficult ingredient to use in everyday cooking. I can’t get enough of it, to tell you the truth! It’s actually very versatile to use, changes flavour and texture depending on whether you eat it […] Read more…

 

Parmesan and Portobello Baked Eggs

Portobello Baked Eggs

I’ve always loved baked eggs. When I was little, we often had typical French baked eggs which consisted of eggs cracked into a ramekin, topped with a little whipping cream, chopped fresh chives, a good pinch of fleur de sel and freshly cracked pepper and then baked until the whites are just set and the […] Read more…

 

Lemon-Scented Olive Oil Cake with Plumped Figs

Olive oil Cake Maria Speck

Picture this: figs doused in Grand Marnier and orange juice that are folded into a tender cake batter made with whole wheat pastry flour, olive oil and a generous amount of fragrant lemon zest. The result? This beautiful dessert from Maria Speck‘s Ancient Grains for Modern Meals. This was the dessert for this month’s Cookbook […] Read more…

 

Blood Orange, Arugula and Avocado Salad

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Often times, a great salad is simply about a killer combination of ingredients. It doesn’t have to be fancy, or have a ton of ingredients, but it does have to have a little heartiness and a mix of textures and flavours. This is definitely the case with this super easy weeknight salad — it’s got […] Read more…

 

Watermelon Radish Carpaccio with Avocado and Feta Cheese

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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…

 

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