Recipe Post: Potato, Leek and Shallot Gratin

This creamy, indulgent potato, leek and shallot gratin is inspired by an old Epicurious recipe from 2009, which in itself I believe was inspired by a much older recipe; I didn’t have enough leeks for the original recipe, so I subbed in some shallots I had kicking around. I also reduced the yield, as my…

Spotlight on Spring Produce: Garlic Scapes

Hallelujah Springtime, it’s Garlic Scape season again! In my last Spotlight on Spring post for the year, I’d like to discuss the scape: maybe you’ve seen some weird-looking rubber-banded tangles of vibrant green shoots at a farmer’s market, or perhaps they showed up in your CSA/organics box recently and you’re a little concerned that the…

Recipe Post: Quick and Easy 3-Cheese Asparagus Tart

I love asparagus. I don’t eat it often as it’s so expensive in my region with the exception of the local harvest in late spring, which happens to be right now. So, to celebrate my most recent acquisition of these lovely spears of deliciousness, I made a simple puff pastry tart which I’m sharing with…

Back to Basics: Pantry Staples – Tinned Vegetables

Now we’ve been dealing with the Virus That Shall Not Be Named for over a year now, I feel like I may be somewhat late to the table with this advice. However, I feel that in this new year there may be a few people still out there who have decided the drive-through and Uber…

Back to Basics: Pantry Staples – Tinned Fruit

Now we’ve been dealing with the Virus That Shall Not Be Named for over a year now, I feel like I may be somewhat late to the table with this advice. However, I feel that there may be a few people out there who have decided the drive-through and Uber Eats Lyfe is no longer…

Recipe Roundup: Bell Peppers

With global food logistics and the expansion of greenhouses in shorter harvest growing regions making it so much easier to have fresh produce year-round, it’s not too difficult for most consumers to acquire, say, bananas or citrus fruit in February. But there’s something to be said for a fresh, locally-grown, juicy and flavourful garden harvest,…