Posts Tagged ‘tarragon’

The Most Perfect Accompaniment to Beets

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If you’re still reading then you must love beets. All the beet haters have moved on, leaving just us – the beet lovers, to learn all about this match made in heaven. Beets are one of the eight or so Ontario vegetables that grow all the way until November, and there is always an abundance of locally grown beets on our shelves and in farmers markets all across the province. When we discuss beets, we are usually referring to the taproot, the root of the beet, but beet tops are also packed with vitamins and flavour, and are great cooked or raw. Okay, now let’s get down to business.

What is the most perfect accompaniment to the humble beet?  Continue »



Master the Classics: Béarnaise Sauce

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Hollandaise sauce is well known as one of the five mother sauces, and no self-respecting connoisseur of eggs Benedict would consider attempting to make that classic brunch staple without adorning it with that beautiful, creamy and lemony blanket. But when it comes to versatility and flavour, Béarnaise sauce, an offspring of the iconic mother sauce, may just be the upstart child that steals the show. Continue »