Archive for 2013

Jalapeño Sausage Cornbread Muffins

November 30th, 2013

These little muffins are great for serving at breakfast, or even alongside ribs and coleslaw. A little nugget of sausage, tucked inside, counters the subtly sweet cornbread. Jalapeño Sausage Cornbread Muffins 4 breakfast sausages 1 jalapeño pepper 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup cornmeal 2 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp baking powder 1 cup heavy cream […]

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Parmesan Truffle Popcorn

November 10th, 2013

Did you enjoy that Brown Butter Apple Cinnamon popcorn we posted a few days ago? It’s time for a savory variation. This one is a classic crowd pleaser – and we all need those in our repertoire. Parmesan Truffle Popcorn 1/4 cup butter 1 garlic clove, peeled 1/3 cup unpopped popcorn 1 tsp truffle oil […]

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Brown Butter Apple Cinnamon Popcorn

November 3rd, 2013

We’re now halfway through fall, and well on our way to winter. What’s that? Oh, I’m sorry – I didn’t mean to remind you. For some people, this is a time to dust off the old skis, snowboards and skates – and for others, it’s a time to stay indoors and curl up with a […]

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Port & Dark Roux Risotto with Pork, Figs & Bitter Greens

September 25th, 2013

Fall arrives, and I become indulgent – craving rich meats and bold flavours, comfort foods and long meals at the table. And much as I adore these things, I’m not quite ready to give up summer, hanging onto every last vestige of its sticky-sweet goodness as it fades away. Thankfully, the softness of fall mantles […]

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Dark Chocolate, Brown Butter & Pistachio Cookies with Sea Salt

August 29th, 2013

It took me a few tries to get to my ideal cookie. I like them chewy on the inside, with a slightly crispy edge – and they should be thin-ish, not thick and cakey. These have the perfect balance of thickness and chewiness, sugar and salt – and the browned butter adds a slightly nutty […]

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Apricot & Earl Grey Ice Cream

August 25th, 2013

One of my favourite things about this time of year is all the stone fruits that are available – nectarines, cherries, apricots… there isn’t one I dislike. They come in big bags and baskets overflowing, and I’m never able to finish them all before they go bad – so I turn to making baked goods […]

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Fresh Mango with Lime Granita, Coconut Jelly & Powdered Chiles

July 19th, 2013

July is Culinary Arts Month! When I think of the culinary arts I think of technique, of balance, of timing and seasonality – and being that it’s the middle of summer, I’m drawn to things that are refreshing and simple. This dish may have a few components, but each part is easy to put together […]

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Avocado & Red Onion Tart

June 22nd, 2013

Simple ingredients can produce magnificent things. Over the last year my days have gotten busier and busier, and I find myself choosing the easy over the elaborate. This tart uses pre-made puff pastry, but if you have the time you can certainly make your own. Each ingredient brings its own unique qualities to the table: […]

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Coffee Mousse with Mascarpone Whipped Cream & Maple Pearls

June 1st, 2013

Those of you who’ve been reading will know of my love for coffee, not just in a mug, but in sweets like ice cream and crêpes. Well, here’s another way I like to enjoy it – in a light, creamy mousse with tangy mascarpone whipped cream and chewy maple “pearls”. Serve it in glasses or […]

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Coffee & Blood Orange Crêpes Suzette

April 10th, 2013

Coffee is often considered a strong-tasting, dominant flavour, but in rubs and sauces for meats, and in baked goods such as a chocolate cake, it can add subtle dimension to a dish without tasting explicitly of coffee. While you can detect the coffee in these crêpes, it’s gentle – more like a rich, velvety undertone, […]

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