Spotlight on Summer Produce: Strawberries

With late spring/early summer comes my region’s first strawberry harvest, and I’m so excited to have received my first flat (6 quarts) of organic, local strawberries. So I think it’s high time to discuss these little delicious jewels of happiness and some of the many recipes that can be made from them. The garden strawberry is…

Recipe Post: Shepherd’s/Cottage Pie, Two Ways

I’ve written before about one of my favourite meals to both make and eat, Shepherd’s Pie (which yes, I know is a cottage pie as it uses ground beef not lamb, but let’s not argue, kids). However, I’ve made a few changes to my tried-and-true recipe and so please see my updated recipe below. In…

Recipe Post: Cherry Yogurt Muffins

These muffins are quick to make, incredibly moist, and a delicious change from the standard blueberry muffin. The yogurt is a fantastic addition and not to be omitted (though I don’t see a problem with substituting it for dairy-free coconut or soy yogurt if you prefer). The same goes with substituting the melted butter with…

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…

Recipe Post: 5-Minute Fruit Sherbets and Sorbets

The weather is definitely heating up in my region, and with that comes a reduction in hunger, energy, and patience. However, my desire for cool treats to soothe my palate and cool down my internal core so my forehead doesn’t melt is at an ALL TIME HIGH. The best, quickest and cheapest method, in my…