Category Archive for: ‘Garden to Table’

If You Havent Yet Tried Preserved Lemons Now Is The Time

Preserved Lemons Recipe

If you haven’t yet tried preserved lemons, now is the time.  Primarily used in Moroccan cooking, this unique salty citrus flavour quickly makes an amazing dish out of chicken or fish and adds lift to sautéed vegetables or beans.  This recipe has only two ingredients, so choose them wisely.  Organic lemons are the only ones I ever use for preserving as the rind will have less …

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Blueberry Raspberry Strawberry And Blackberry Infused Vodka And New Years Eve Cocktail Recipes

Blueberry & Blackberry Infused Vodka + New Year’s Eve Cocktail Recipes

If you are having a New Year’s Eve bash this year, infused vodkas make a festive base for some fabulous cocktails. Or perhaps you are lucky enough to be attending a soiree held by someone else?  A fruity infused vodka makes a perfect hostess gift and is much more original than wine. Start them now and they’ll be perfectly flavor-infused by the big night. …

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Personal Sized Apple Pies

Personal-Sized Apple Pies

This past weekend we served up freshly harvested apples as mini pies topped with dulce de leche ice cream and caramel sauce.  Personal-sized pies offer modern take on apple pie and ice cream that adds just enough flair to top off an elegant autumn dinner.  And, really, who doesn’t like getting a whole mini pie all to themselves?  Here is the recipe for 12 of them: Basic …

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Black and Blue Berry Jam Recipe

I just can’t stop eating the scrumptious blackberry and blueberry I made this past weekend.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that it tastes this good, I mean these two fruits were obviously meant to go together: they grew only steps from each other. When went for my annual wild blackberry picking pilgrimage, I stopped off at my favorite organic blueberry …

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It’s Canning Season

It’s that time of year again that keeps my hands and my senses overloaded.  I hoard fresh produce when I see it at a market or farm, or by climbing my neighbour’s trees like a squirrel and collecting way to0 many figs, or by diving deep into the wild blackberry brambles for fresh blackberries.  I can’t help it.  It’s a compulsion. …

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The First Tomatoes

It’s not much of a harvest but with our cold rainy summer at least it’s something: our first bowl of mixed heirloom tomatoes. They are mainly Tumbler, but there are a few Orange Cherry and Golden Rave (a 2-bite yellow Roma). Hoping for more next week!

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