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…

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…

Back to Basics: Stock, Broth, Consommé, and Bone Broth

The foundation to any good soup or stew is a rippin’ tasty stock or broth. Whether it’s meat or vegetable-based, it is absolutely possible to make a delicious stock from essentially the cast-offs of your meal prepping, so it’s like a free flavour-boost. Of course the higher quality your ingredients are, the better your stock…

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 Post: Brown Rice-Lentil Patties

Ok, ok, don’t walk away! These actually taste *good*, even if you’re an unrepentant carnivore. I’m hardly one to proselytize the health benefits of a completely meat-free lifestyle, considering I still consume dairy and eggs from time to time, and I still require a daily B12 supplement. However, sometimes, eating something that wasn’t mooing, clucking…