Appetizers and Snacks

  • cranberry walnut tassies

Cranberry Walnut Tassies

By |December 6th, 2023|0 Comments

Cranberries, the ruby-coloured jewels of the festive season, are typically harvested in the fall between late September and November. Their vibrant red colour makes them visually appealing in a variety of dishes like [...]

  • guacamole

Best Guacamole Recipe

By |September 13th, 2023|0 Comments

We've never met a guacamole we didn't like, and this variation is one of the most authentic we've made to date. After having this popular avocado dip made table side in Mexico, the [...]

Berry Salsa

By |August 3rd, 2023|1 Comment

Berry season is in full swing, and we are enjoying every minute of it. While we are grabbing orbs of blueberries by the handful, dipping strawberries in melted chocolate and topping raspberries with [...]

  • salsa verde

Salsa Verde

By |June 29th, 2023|0 Comments

Tomatillos, often called husk tomatoes, are not especially common in this neck of the woods, but they can be found. They are from the nightshade family and grow encased in a papery calyx [...]

  • avocado tomatillo salsa

Salsa Aguacate

By |June 21st, 2023|0 Comments

This creamy pastel green salsa isn’t meant to be especially hot; it’s meant to provide a cooling counterpoint to other spicier condiments. Like all salsas, it can be spooned over a grilled protein [...]

  • mezze platter

Mezze Platter

By |June 15th, 2023|0 Comments

Oh, what joy! Food boards are having a moment (or is it more like a long pause?) and foodies all over are HERE for it. All at once, images of creatively arranged nibbles [...]

  • corn and black bean salsa

Corn and Black Bean Salsa

By |June 12th, 2023|0 Comments

This recipe is a hybrid of one discovered in a Southern Living magazine years ago, but most corn and black bean salsas are pretty similar. As with most salsas, it really comes down [...]

  • spruce tip jelly

Spruce Tip Jelly

By |May 25th, 2023|2 Comments

For millennia, the people who live in this area have used the local conifers as a food source. Tips, cones and needles are edible and quite delicious when prepared well. Pine is the [...]

  • salsa criolla

Salsa Criolla

By |May 16th, 2023|0 Comments

As most salsas are, Salsa Criolla (Peruvian Red Onion Relish) is very simple to make, but vastly versatile. A popular side dish in Peru, this onion relish is light, crunchy and bright, made [...]

Design your Platter

By |May 5th, 2023|0 Comments

For some, a serving platter or charcuterie board is a quick-and-easy thing to throw together for guests. For others, it's an anxiety-inducing foray into a multitude of choices and artistic presentation that can [...]

  • cilantro pesto

Cilantro Pesto

By |May 4th, 2023|0 Comments

Pesto can be made with almost any herb and cilantro is no exception. This version is made with cilantro leaves and stems (tons of flavour in stems), pumpkin seeds, Parmesan or Romano cheese, [...]

  • Mango Pineapple Salsa with Jicama

Mango Pineapple Salsa with Jicama

By |May 2nd, 2023|0 Comments

While you might be familiar with pineapple and mango salsa, have you considered adding jicama? This root vegetable is the root of a plant that produces beans similar to lima beans, but aren't edible. [...]

  • tomato green chile salsa

Tomato Green Chile Salsa

By |April 29th, 2023|0 Comments

This is as close as I’ve come to replicating my favourite Hatch green chile and tomato salsa. The recipe is from New Mexico State University where chiles are serious business and it’s safe [...]

  • mushroom toast

Mushroom Toast on Sourdough

By |March 14th, 2023|0 Comments

Sometimes the simplest of dishes are the most impressive. That’s what I was thinking as I watched my friend Jen toss two or three different kinds of mushrooms, a knob of salted butter, a [...]

  • marmalade

Seville Orange Marmalade

By |December 30th, 2022|0 Comments

Toast with butter is not complete without a slather of jam, however we quite enjoy a dollop of marmalade on our buttered bread. A fruit preserve, marmalade is made from citrus fruits offering a [...]

  • spiced nuts

Gingerbread Spiced Nuts

By |December 21st, 2022|1 Comment

Gingerbread spiced nuts are a perfect sweet and spicy snack for the holidays. Pour into pretty jars, tie with a bright holiday ribbon and give as a gift. Or make a batch to put [...]

  • artichoke dip

Artichoke Dip

By |December 5th, 2022|0 Comments

With holiday parties in full swing, it’s good to have an easy, crowd-pleasing recipe in your back pocket. Whether you are entertaining a crowd or need an appy to take to a party, this [...]

  • chocolate fondue

Chocolate Fondue

By |November 1st, 2022|1 Comment

November is fondue month and what better way to celebrate than to get dipping. Chocolate fondue is one of the easiest fondues to make and it makes a great snack or dessert. You can [...]

  • Halloween Bark

Halloween Bark

By |October 22nd, 2022|0 Comments

Halloween is a great time to get creative in the kitchen and make some fun snacks for your little ghosts and goblins. This spooky season we're making Halloween Bark. It's easy to prepare and [...]