Posts Tagged ‘vegetarian recipe’

Fiddlehead Season Is Here

Harvested fiddleheads. Photo by Peter Passi.


Every spring when fiddleheads come into the season the same questions come up. How to clean them? Are they toxic? And do they need to be boiled for an hour?

The Forager Chef puts it best in his blog:

There’s all sorts of advice out there on how to cook them: blanch five minutes, blanch ten minutes, saute afterwords and cook them to death in oil, put them in lasagna and bake them to oblivion, then pull out long, soft and stringy noodles as you eat, etc, ad nauseum.

To save some time and be succinct, here’s the crux of this recipe: you don’t need to cook fiddleheads to oblivion.

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Things That Go Rumbledethump in the Night



In honour of Robbie Burns Day here is a favourite Scottish recipe to warm you straight to your chilly bones.

Rumbledethumps (pronounced rumble-dee-thumps), the traditional potato and cabbage dish from the Scottish Borders is a smart and delicious way to use up leftover mashed potatoes and cabbage, but it is so good that you will probably want to make it from scratch.

Similar to Irish colcannon, this one pot meal can be served as an accompaniment to a main course, like a ham or roast pork, and stands up on it’s own as a full meal too, maybe served with a fresh green salad.

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Meatless Monday: Veggie Burgers


Celebrate Meatless Monday with a delicious homemade veggie burger

No doubt about about it, this spring is a long time coming. For many of us, one of the rituals associated with spring is firing up the grill for the first charcoal grilled burger of the season. But for those of us that can’t wait, a homemade burger cooked indoors is the next best thing, and if you are cooking indoors, a veggie burger is a nice change of pace; even if you are not vegetarian or vegan, going meatless for a dinner now and then is a delicious and healthy option, and a fabulous meatless burger cooked to perfection indoors, and served on a toasted bun with all your favourite fixin’s will make you forget all about this wet blanket of a season. Continue »