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

Elderflower Champagne

With sunny spring weather comes elderflower blossoms along with the promise of fizzy elderflower champagne. This simple folk method for making elderflower champagne may make straight and narrow home brew types squirm a bit, but it almost always works out just fine. We say "almost" because ferments can be a bit persnickety. Elderflowers have a lot of natural [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Recipe: Sweet & Savoury Brie Tartlettes

Who says you can't improve on perfection? Brie is delicious. Brie mixed with caramelized onions, walnuts, dried fruit and honey spooned into mini tart shells is SUPER delicious. These crowd pleasing appetizers are dead easy to make. Warning: they go fast.   Ingredients 24 frozen mini tart shells (phyllo or pastry) 6 oz brie cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Colcannon for St. Patrick’s Day

Looking for a simple, tasty and traditional Irish side dish for your St. Patrick’s Day dinner? Enter Colcannon—a delicious mixture of buttery mashed potatoes and cabbage. You can add cooked ham or bacon for a meatier version. Ingredients: 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks 2 sticks butter 1 cup hot milk ¼ [...]

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