Old-Fashioned Valentine Tea Cakes

Here's a lovely, classic recipe perfect for  a sweetheart with a hankering for an old-fashioned treat. Preheat oven to 350. Grease heart-shaped teacake pan (or muffin pan - you can use cupcake liners if you prefer) 1/2 cup butter (room temperature/softened) 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg + 1 egg yolk (room temperature) 3/4 cup light [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Seared Broccoli

Looking for a tasty and unique way to serve broccoli? Searing the florets and seasoning with a bit of lemon and salt elevates this fabulous green veggie—perfect for dinner parties. 2 large heads broccoli, cut into medium florets (about 7 cups) 2 tbsp. olive oil, plus more as needed 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice Halve [...]

By | December 29th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Candied Mandarin Orange Peel

Are you really going to throw those away?!? Yes, you... with the handful of mandarin orange peels! When life gives you orange peels, you make candy. Here's how. Ingredients: Mandarin Orange Peels Granulated sugar Peel Prep If you've bought organic mandarin oranges, they're unlikely to be waxed. Otherwise, pour a bit of boiling water over [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Classic Cranberry Sauce

Sometimes simplicity is best—particularly when we're talking about classic holiday foods. This traditional cranberry sauce uses just three ingredients and can be made three days in advance. Also, it's very, very delicious. INGREDIENTS (serves 6) 1 orange 750 grams of fresh cranberries (you can use frozen) 250 grams of sugar spices/herbs to taste: cinnamon stick, [...]

By | November 17th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Halloween Recipe Round-Up: Purple Cabbage

Purple cabbage AKA red cabbage is a powerhouse vegetable. It's boosts the immune system, fights inflammation, it's rich in vitamin-K (super good for bone health), strengthens gut health AND it's delicious both raw and cooked. And let's not forget about the glorious colour! That otherworldly purple hue lends itself perfectly to Halloween dishes.  And while cabbage [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Poached Pears

Eating a gently poached pear is one of life's true pleasures.  Enjoy them warm with ice cream for dessert or cold for breakfast with yogurt and granola. INGREDIENTS 1 litre water 265 grams of sugar 4 firm, ripe pears; whole, cored METHOD Peel the pears, being careful to keep the stalk. With a melon baller, core the pears [...]

By | September 30th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Summer Sensation: Grilled Watermelon

Yes, really. You can totally grill watermelon. A quick sear on each side caramelizes the natural sugars in the watermelon and creates a completely unique flavour. Offset the sweetness with a bit of sea salt and you have yourself a refreshing dessert or an interesting canapé. What you need: 1/2 seedless watermelon cut into 1-inch [...]

By | August 31st, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Brandied Peaches

A perfect summer peach can hardly be improved upon...unless, of course you add brandy! This brandied peach recipe isn't preserved through canning methods, but stores beautifully in the fridge. INGREDIENTS 3 pounds small-medium ripe peaches 1.5 cups water 2 cups of sugar 2 cups brandy METHOD Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Blanch the peaches [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Warm German Potato Salad

This warm and rustic German potato salad is a fabulous departure from the mayo-heavy North American version. Perfect for summer a barbecue or warming winter dinner. INGREDIENTS 2 1/4 pounds medium-size red-skinned potatoes, unpeeled, cut into bite-size chunks 6 bacon slices, chopped 1/2 cup white wine vinegar 1 green onion 2 teaspoons coarse-grained mustard 2 teaspoons [...]

By | July 30th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Keep-Your-Kitchen-Cool No-Cook Strawberry Jam

It's summer! It really and truly is. Don't believe us? Look at the glut of gorgeous fresh strawberries everywhere. The window for fresh strawberries is short, but wonderful. Make the most of it and capture some early summer in a jar with this dead easy, no-cook strawberry jam. Your kitchen stays cool because you aren't cooking [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments