We Like To Grill

Don’t let a good grilling day go to waste as we near the end of summer. Get as much lovely grilled flavour as you can before the leaves turn and everybody gets into braising and baking. Here are three of my favourite things to grill right now.




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Summer Pasta Recipes

As we established in last week’s interview with a nutritionist, pasta is not evil, so here are some recipes for a few lovely pasta dishes that are perfect for summer. They include two fresh and light pasta salad recipes and two hot pasta dishes. All the recipes come together super fast so you don’t have to spend a lot of time near the stove and they all pair beautifully with a glass or two of chilled white wine.


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Eating Light for Love


What is romantic about a big meal on Valentine’s Day? Don’t you want to feel svelte and slinky, not stuffed and bulging? When did a slab of beef, a lobster tail, some out of season asparagus and a heavy buttery sauce become the traditional dinner of Valentine’s Day? Continue »

Sandwich Party: Veggie-Filled Sandwiches for Winter

Ever since John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich called out for “meat between two slices of bread,” cooks, chefs, butchers, bakers and harried parents slapping together a lunch for little Johnny have all been tinkering with sandwich making

“A very conversant gambler, Lord Sandwich did not take the time to have a meal during his long hours playing at the card table. Consequently, he would ask his servants to bring him slices of meat between two slices of bread; a habit well known among his gambling friends. Because John Montagu was the Earl of Sandwich others began to order “the same as Sandwich!” – the ‘sandwich’ was born.”- Linda Stradley  Continue »

Kale, the Green Superfood


Kale is good for you. You know you need to eat more kale, so why aren’t you? Well, to be honest, kale is kind of tough and turns an unattractive colour once it’s cooked down to a soft consistency. Here are some ideas to incorporate more kale into your repertoire without making you feel like a wild animal chewing on bunch of dried leaves.  Continue »