Kale & Sausage Pasta

Kale & Sausage Pasta

This Kale & Sausage Pasta is one of those super satisfying pasta dishes. It feels rustic and homey. The spice from the sausage is deliciously offset by the earthiness of kale and mushrooms. And of course there’s perfectly cooked au dente pasta, and a dusting of cheese to make this a hearty and delicious meal,Read more

Kale Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

Kale and Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

Quinoa Kale Stuffed Tomatoes are a delicious way to use up some tomatoes. It’s that time of year when the garden is bursting with them. To me, there are few things better than a perfect, vine ripened tomato picked and eaten while still warm from the sun. I bring the salt shaker out to theRead more

Caprese Caesar Cocktail – Canada Day Caesar Drink

Caprese Caear Drink

Have you ever tried a Caesar Drink? If you’re Canadian, you probably have. If you aren’t Canadian, and haven’t tried one, you should. This year Canada, my home and native land, is celebrating it’s 150th birthday. Whether or not you are Canadian, let’s toast that birthday with the classic Canadian drink, the Caesar. Caprese CeasarRead 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