Posts Tagged ‘berries’

Strawberry Puff Pastry Flowers with Lemon Mascarpone Whipped Cream

March 20th, 2016

Happy Spring Equinox! Though we’ve had a mild winter this year, I’m ecstatic that it’s finally the first day of Spring. To me, this is the season of new beginnings, of renewal and growth and optimism for what’s to come. And if you’re celebrating along, why not make a few of these incredibly easy puff […]

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Saffron, Currant & Pistachio Braid

December 15th, 2012

In the package I received from Marx Foods was a sampler of their Iranian saffron. Did I mention before that these guys are generous? For those unfamiliar, saffron is the stigma of the crocus sativus and is the most expensive spice in the world by weight, given that it must be harvested by hand, and […]

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Raspberry S’mores Pie

September 11th, 2012

It’s a good thing I have my 37Cooks friends to keep me going, for I recently started a new job and it’s been taking up much of my time of late. But everyone needs time to play, and the kitchen is where I indulge my fantasies. Having friends who enable, encourage and inspire me is […]

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Lemon Loaf with Blueberries and Raspberries

August 1st, 2012

We are due for some thunderstorms this weekend, and if at any point you find yourself missing the sunshine, this bright lemon loaf will set things right. A triple application of lemon, studded with berries, it’s perfect with your morning coffee – and the lemon flavour continues to intensify well into the next day. Lemon […]

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Blueberry Basil Ice Cream

July 30th, 2012

It’s berry season! And while watching Olympians compete and thinking I should do some exercise, I’m sitting here eating ice cream. (What? I’ll work it off later.) At least this version is chock full of blueberries, a great source of vitamin K and antioxidants. The addition of basil lends an unexpected complexity – it may […]

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Raspberry Rhubarb Ice Cream

July 4th, 2012

109F (43C!). That’s what it feels like outside right now, and I’m taking shelter in my cool basement. One of my favourite things about summer days, when I’m not cozying up to air conditioning, is sitting down with friends (or alone!) to enjoy the contrast of cold ice cream and hot sun. As a child […]

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Basil Pavlova with Strawberries in Balsamic Syrup

April 24th, 2012

This happens every year. The weather gets progressively warmer, my magnolia tree blooms, and then boom. Hello, winter. So nice to see you again. Last time it happened, I made a tropical ice cream in defiance. At least it hasn’t really snowed this time around and my tomato seedlings are safe inside. But the returning […]

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Roasted Grape & Balsamic Vinegar Sorbet with Salted Pine Nut Brittle

February 23rd, 2012

A few years ago I had a tub of ricotta and decided to try out a recipe for ricotta pudding. And so began my affair with roasted grapes, for while the pudding turned out to be a bland and mealy affair, the roasted grapes that accompanied it were intensely flavourful and bursting with juice. Over […]

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Sweet, Tart, Hot – Raspberry Chili Chocolate Hearts

February 13th, 2012

I’m not a big Valentine’s Day fan – at least in the usual, book a restaurant, get flowers and/or other gifts, be surrounded by other people going through the whole charade way. I do, however, enjoy any excuse to do something a little bit special or out of the ordinary. And because I speak the […]

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Rhubarb Raspberry Iced Tea

June 11th, 2011

One of my favourite seasonal vegetables in spring (for us, it’s more like late spring-early summer) is rhubarb. I’ve used it in pies, cakes, and other desserts – but wanted to try something different this time around. While thinking up ideas, a dusty little memory sprung up from my days as a violin student; more […]

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