Category Archives: Side Dish

Asparagus, chanterelles and fresh basil

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I have been in a rut. My lack of culinary inspiration has been epic this winter. About 3 weeks ago I planted my garden – without fail, inspiration came flooding in. In the last moments before my culinary hibernation this … Continue reading

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sunshine pickles

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If you’re like me and don’t have the heart to crack into a just-canned jar — or if you’re not one to the fuss over canning but love a good homemade pickle — these refrigerator pickles are an easy-to-make pickle … Continue reading

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the most beautiful potato salad

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About this time of year everyone who hasn’t already packed up camp, begins to think seriously about wrapping up the summer’s repose and heading back to routine. The end of summer is around the corner, ┬ákids head back to school … Continue reading

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quinoa herb salad with brown butter and sage fava beans

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I could live contentedly eating fruit, berries and herbs. Its a toss up which I like best. If you have been following my posts you know that my urban garden is my haven in the city – not only for … Continue reading

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fennel, radish and goat cheese salad with quick pickled onion

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I don’t think this recipe needs very much of an introduction, other than to say it is absolutely one of the tastiest and prettiest hot-summer-day lunches. You will find some lovely variations of this salad across the “world-wide web”. A … Continue reading

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dandelion fritters with spiced honey water

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You don’t hear the words “weed” and “mouth watering” used in the same sentence very often.┬áHere is one exception. From Jamie Oliver to Alys Fowler or Toronto’s latest hot spot The Black Hoof – who have just announced plans for … Continue reading

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