Posts Tagged ‘tramezzini’

Woodsy, Wonderful Watercress

 

photo courtesy of Ilona Daniel

photo courtesy of Ilona Daniel

 

Foraging judiciously for delicious edible plants in the wilds is a great way to get in touch with nature and add a little environmentally friendly wow factor to your dinner table. Every spring, it seems, people traipse through woodlands on a culinary quest for fiddleheads, ramps and dandelion greens, and summer lures into the forests and fields for morels and other wild mushrooms, and raspberries, wild blueberries, serviceberries and, if you live in Newfoundland, bakeapples. And, if you are lucky you can add another item to nature’s shopping cart the next time you’re foraging in the woods near a cold stream; watercress.

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Tramezzini

 

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This long weekend, many of us are headed to the cottage or campground, while others are just as happy to pack the picnic basket and make a bee-line for the nearest beach or waterfront park. Packing the cooler is always a labour of love, and deciding what to put in the cooler –or picnic basket- is part of the fun. Picnic favourites include cold fried chicken pieces, picnic eggs or their high-falutin’ cousins, devilled eggs, pasta salads and lots of refreshing in-season fruit like local strawberries, cherries, peaches and fresh cut watermelon. And sandwiches; don’t forget the sandwiches! And this summer, why not up the wow factor a couple notches by making tramezzini? Continue »