Posts Tagged ‘summer cooking’

The Magic Of Fresh Coriander

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People either love cilantro or loathe it. Those in the latter camp often describe its flavour as soapy, while those in the former rhapsodize about its floral, delicate citrus tones and bright aroma. This post is for you, the unabashed cilantro lover. It is August, the time of year for this lovely annual herb to manifest its destiny in the form of fresh coriander seeds.  Continue »



Pumpkinseed Dip You Can’t Live Without

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Sikil Pak is a toasted pumpkinseed dip that hails from the Yucatan, and is so delicious and healthy we know that once you try it you are going to add it to your repertoire. Continue »



The Great Scape

 

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A scape is a stem or shoot that emerges from the ground, often from the bulb or main stem of the plant. This shoot doesn’t support leaves, but usually just a single flower. And when it comes to wild garlic, the scapes are highly coveted; delicious, tender, pungent and full of flavor, and pretty much a must-have ingredient when they’re in season. Continue »



Summer Grilling: Spiducci

 

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We love grilling and barbecuing in the summer-and in other seasons too, for that matter- and the more we grill, or barbecue, the more we discover different methods of grilling and smoking, and the more we are motivated to seek out new recipes and explore and sample different culinary masterpieces that we can add to our repertoire. One such discovery-for those of us late to the party- is spiducci, the classic Italian meat skewers.

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Eat At Home

 

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Summertime and the living is easy. And in the summertime, cooking should be easy too. Happily for all of us, Toronto chef, writer and television personality Voula Halliday has presented us with a wonderful little gem of a cookbook to make it so. Just when you’re thinking your only recourse is to light the coals or phone for take-out, along comes Eat At Home. Continue »