Archive of ‘Vegetarian’ category

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…

 

Steel-Cut Oats with Cinnamon Pears

Ah, breakfast.To be honest breakfast has always been pretty low on my list of favourite meals. I usually have unorthodox desires (read non-breakfast desires) that I don’t always have the time to fulfill in the morning when I’m rushing to get ready for the day ahead. I went through a Japanese-inspired phase a couple weeks […] Read more…

 

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…

 

Have you ever had a puffball?

This weekend, as I was strolling through the St Lawrence Market for some seasonal produce my eyes landed on this unusual specimen: a puffball! These large, rounded cream-coloured gems – part of the mushroom family – were my market-find of the day. I had never seen these anywhere before (have you?), but after a little […] Read more…

 

Shallot and Goat Cheese Tarte Tatin

Little beats the perfection of a classic Tarte Tatin. Serve it warm with a generous scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and I’m sold. The culinary technique behind this staple dessert can be applied to many different types of fruit but also works wonders with savory flavours. As long as your filling has a sticky, […] 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…

 

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