Oct 012019

Ricotta Stuffed Mini Peppers

Ricotta stuffed mini peppers on a blue plate

Mini peppers stuffed with ricotta, shallots and fresh oregano are a tasty appetizer for late summer or early autumn. Also great with other sweet peppers if you can find them, like habanadas – the capsaicin-less (non-spicy) version of habeneros.

Sep 292019

Mexican Street Corn (Elote) Salad

Side view of mexican street corn elote salad

This salad has all the flavours of your favourite Mexican street corn – otherwise referred to as elotes – with some extra late summer vegetables to give it a bit more bite. Mexican street corn salad is a great side for any late summer meal.

Sep 282019

Blackberry Cream Puffs

Blackberry cream puffs with dark chocolate and piping nozzle on white table

This late summer take on the classic cream puff blends a fresh blackberry flavour into the cream and is coated in rich dark chocolate. Perfect mouthfuls of blackberry cream puff indulgence and the chemistry of raising and stabilizing your choux paste for best results.

Sep 272019

Prickly Pear Party Punch

Glass of prickly pear punch cocktail and bottle of homemade ginger liqueur

This prickly pear ginger cocktail is a low alcohol punch perfect for serving in large pitcher at parties. The fresh prickly pear fruit is balanced with herbaceous tequila (of course) and a homemade ginger liqueur, all topped with effervescent soda water to be light and refreshing.

Sep 202019

Heirloom Tomato and Cantaloupe Melon Salad

Heirloom tomato and melon salad with wine bottle and glass

Here’s one last hurrah for summer, juicy melon and tangy tomatoes mixed with basil and walnuts for a light side salad. This heirloom tomato and cantaloupe melon salad with a balsamic reduction is great for appreciating the last few days of summer.

Aug 242019

Mediterranean Marinated Flank Steak

Plated sliced mediterranean steak with flatbread and caponata

This Mediterranean-inspired steak marinade includes smoked paprika, tangy lemon and sumac, and a hint of nutty sweetness from amaretto. Perfect for a summer evening with some flatbread and spreads for an assemble-your-own meal.

Aug 102019

Sage Pesto Farro Salad

Side shot sage pesto salad in yellow bowl

This farro salad has sweet, blistered corn, cherry tomatoes, crunchy green beans, and an intense but balanced sage pesto with walnuts and parsley.

Aug 062019

Sweet Corn and Tomato Gazpacho

CLose up 3 glasses of corn gazpacho

A refreshing corn and tomato gazpacho that requires no cooking (and no bread!) and is perfect for tasty appetizers or a light summer meal.

Jul 302019

Blackberry Tomato Ketchup

Plate of fries with blackberry ketchup

A tangy blackberry tomato ketchup with just enough sweetness and a hint of heat. Especially amazing with sweet potato fries, but also so many other things.