Meatless Monday: Veggie Gumbo

 

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How are your meatless Mondays going? If you’re having a little difficulty coming up with something novel and delicious every week, you might want to try rethinking some of your favourite meat-centric recipes and opting for a meatless version. The more you try this simple strategy the more you will discover that many of these go-to classics are just fine, thank-you, without the flesh and blood. Take gumbo, for example, the iconic dish of Louisiana. Continue »



Blueberry Ice-box Cake

 

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Cravings seldom adhere to rules, know no seasons. The other day we had a craving for blueberries, so it seemed like the perfect time to try a recipe we were recently given for a Blueberry Ice-box cake. It may not be blueberry season, but it is ice season, so this astonishing dessert is a little bit of a compromise.

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Spiced Pumpkin Log!

 

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As fiddleheads are to spring so are pumpkins to autumn. We decorate with them, we blitz them into soups and spiced lattes, we bake pies, and we still end up with leftover pumpkin pureé. Recently we came across a wonderful recipe for a pumpkin roll that is so good you will want go out of your way to make sure you save enough pumpkin for it; it may just become a family fall tradition. Continue »



The Classic Plum Torte

 

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This has been a fantastic summer for stone fruit in Ontario. The peaches, nectarines and apricots have never been sweeter, plumper or juicier, and the later maturing plums, still in season, are incredible too, perfect for snacking, making preserves or baking. And if you’re going to bake with them, you should definitely have a go at one of the best, and easiest desserts to showcase this wonderful fruit, the Plum Torte. Continue »



Retro Classic Bean Salad

 

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Bean salad is so simple anyone can make it. But there is a secret to making it great.

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