Caprese Caesar Cocktail – Canada Day Caesar Drink

Caprese Caear Drink

The Caesar Drink is a quintessential Canadian cocktail.  Although the origins of the drink are questionable, it was supposedly invented in Calgary in 1969. Regardless of where it came from, the Caesar is Canada’s most popular cocktail. I think a lot of Canadians can relate to trying to order a Caesar when travelling in the USA. Usually, a blank stareRead more

Strawberry Caprese Salad

Strawberry Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad is one of my favourite salads. Usually just fresh, ripe tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella drizzled with a good quality extra virgin olive oil. It’s a classic, and it’s a salad that’s meant to showcase the ingredients. Which means they have to be the best you can find. That’s why I usually onlyRead more

Preserving Fresh Herbs – 6 Ways For Summer Flavour Year Round

Fresh Garden Herbs

Fresh herbs are such a joy for cooks (and eaters). I’m always excited to see the first spring shoots, usually chives and parsley, showing their heads in the herb garden. By midsummer the herb garden is flourishing with them as well as basil, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, dill, sage, mint, lavender and oregano. Everything coming from my kitchenRead more

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup- Tomato Soup Roasted

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

I make this Roasted Tomato Basil Soup every fall with the tomatoes that we harvest in late summer and early fall.  Roasting the tomatoes, as well as the onions and garlic, intensifies the flavours and brings out their sweetness. This is a rustic soup, so don’t worry if there are some blackened bits after roasting your tomatoes, onions, and garlic. ThoseRead more