The Subtle Joys of Lemongrass

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Lemongrass is one of our favourite herbs, adding a subtle yet distinctive lemony fragrance to much of the cuisine that hails from Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Sri Lanka and India. Basically, if you want to cook a curry or soup or stew with coconut milk, you’d better not forget the lemongrass! Continue »



A Toronto Thanksgiving Roundup

 

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It’s Thanksgiving weekend! Whether or not you are planning a traditional family feast featuring turkey and all the trimmings, or are opting for a vegetarian or vegan repast, or just looking for something to do by yourself, a lot of planning goes into this autumnal celebration, and today we thought we’d so a little round-up of ideas to help you get the most out of the holiday. Continue »



Retro Summer Classics: Seven-Layer Dip

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Summer dining often means eating outdoors, and many times a summer dinner consists entirely of noshing on an assortment of appetizers, tapas, dips, salads and crudités. Today we are looking at the Grandmother of summer appetizers, the classic Seven-Layer Dip. Continue »



Summer’s Fleeting Pleasures; Pan-Fried Squash Blossoms

 

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Zucchini and other squash blossoms stuffed with ricotta and deep-fried is a classic summer dish that we can’t seem to get enough of. The beautiful blossoms don’t last for long before they start to mature into the aforementioned vegetable, so grab a posy of them and a little soft cheese and let’s get stuffing while the blossoms are still in abundance. Continue »



The Best Biscuits for Strawberry Shortcake

 

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One of the most fun things about being a home cook is tinkering with favourite recipes, trying to achieve perfection. And when the main ingredient is Ontario strawberries, which are perfect this year, you want to leave no stone unturned in your search for the perfect shortcake recipe. Continue »