Corn Fritters

I had the recent revelation that one of my favourite easy, breezy meals of summer could be made in the winter (albeit with the help of out-of-season frozen or canned vegetables)! Enter: a bag or can of frozen, organic, non-GMO sweet corn. Why didn’t I think of this before?! It’s affordable and even quicker and easier…

Crunchy Craving

This time of year, after a couple months of soft and soothing comfort food (soups, stews, pastas, potatoes), the palette craves a good crisp, crunchy bowl. Rather than instant comfort, it provides energy necessary to get us through the rest of the cold Canadian winter – a thought that perhaps is the most comforting of…

An Ode to the Angels of Bread

There is something so beautiful and pure about homemade bread: The way butter melts on it -golden- when still warm from the oven. How it serves as the perfect vessel to be slathered with whatever spread you desire. How it sops up the too-good-to-leave-behind sauces at the bottom of your bowl. What it feels like…

Lunch out of Nada

When you need a good, wholesome lunch but have nothing much in the cupboard this is a tasty meal to turn to.  Open-face tuna melt with a side of greens -Take a slice of bread, could be the end of the loaf, could be a little stale, beauty is it doesn’t matter cuz you’re toasting it. I…

The More Muffins the Merrier

Made a few heaps of healthy muffins. Froze them. Now I have a freezer-full of tasty treats to-go. Do you have any favourite muffin recipes? Share the muffin love with me, please! I prefer low-fat (using applesauce or oil instead of butter), wheat-free (I like using spelt, brown rice flour, almond meal, buckwheat) or vegan muffins…

Honey-Thyme Parsnips

Roast parsnips are one of my favourite winter side dishes. These fair organic beauties came from the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market. Naturally spicy and sweet, the unique flavour of parsnips is enhanced by a drizzle of olive oil, honey and a sprinkle of thyme, salt and pepper. Method: Heat oven to 200C/400F Peel or scrub parsnips Halve or…

Cake fit for the King

  Elvis Presley was born on January 8th, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. When you have multiple loved ones who share the King’s birthday, it seems only right to make their cakes as delicious as possible – Graceland good. Although I feel a Peanut Butter cake would be more up Elvis’ alley, this Black Forest cake was…

Summery Sesame Noodles

These are my go-to to-go noodles. They’re a little sweet and a little spicy. The perfect, portable, picnic fare – they’re delicious eaten cold. Ingredients: Kamut or Spelt Soba noodles, 1 package 2 peppers, chopped 2 green onions, chopped 2-3 cups snowpeas or sugar snap peas, Handful of cilantro, 1-2 carrots, grated Sesame seeds Sauce:…

Learn to Salsa

Learn to make salsa. It’s so easy and delicious! I’m not sure why I ever bought the pre-made stuff. Tomatoes are ripe and plentiful – it is the perfect time of year to make salsa. So round up all those local tomatoes bursting with juicy flavour. I got a pint of the last harvest of golden blush tomatoes…

Potato & Herb Salad

There are a lot of damn good all-american potato salad recipes out there. I didn’t think there was need to mess with a classic… Until I tasted this potato salad… I call it Commonwealth style because it’s more English than American in flavour, and the potatoes are Canadian. Here’s the recipe, inspired by the July issue…