• Asian greens

Asian Greens

By |February 15th, 2024|0 Comments

When we think of Asian greens, a picture of bok choy is what we usually imagine. Bok choy (also called pak choi), a brassica, is a native Chinese vegetable and a variety of [...]

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Chocolate Mousse

By |February 2nd, 2024|0 Comments

Chocolate Mousse is a deceptively light and airy dessert with an intense chocolate flavour. It's relatively easy to make and especially delicious when paired with Riesling, Moscato or Port. Make this dessert for [...]

  • dragon fruit martini

Dragon Fruit Martini

By |January 31st, 2024|0 Comments

This vibrant Dragon Fruit Martini is a fusion of the exotic looking dragon fruit, premium vodka or gin and a splash of fresh lime. A visually stunning cocktail, it offers a sophisticated blend [...]

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Medovik (Honey Cake)

By |January 23rd, 2024|0 Comments

Dating back more than 200 years, it is said the first honey cake was made by the personal chef of Czar Alexander I. With dozens of variations, this version by Kalyna Store baker [...]

  • Red Lentil, Carrot and Coconut Soup

Red Lentil, Carrot and Coconut Soup

By |January 19th, 2024|0 Comments

Vibrant and soulful, vegetarian red lentil, carrot and coconut soup combines carrots, tomatoes, fresh ginger and garlic, fish sauce and coconut milk making it a hearty soup ready in an hour or less. [...]

  • mushroom borscht by Natalia Bozhok

Mushroom Borscht

By |January 12th, 2024|0 Comments

The tradition of cooking borscht dates back centuries and is passed on from generation to generation. With hundreds of variations of borscht, my grandmother says, “There are as many borscht recipes as there [...]

  • gai lan

Chinese Broccoli Stir-Fry

By |January 10th, 2024|0 Comments

A stir-fry of Chinese broccoli makes a versatile side dish elevating even the simplest entree to extraordinary heights. While the flavours are simple, the infusion of garlic, ginger and a medley of seasonings [...]

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Cranberry Lime Spritz Mocktail

By |January 4th, 2024|0 Comments

The new year has arrived and along with it, Dry January. It’s a great opportunity to engage in a reset to help kick-start a healthier lifestyle, while bidding adieu to all the indulgences [...]

  • Waldorf salad with pomegranates

Waldorf Salad with Pomegranate

By |December 18th, 2023|0 Comments

Waldorf Salad is a classic American salad dating back to the late 19th century. It was first created at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, which opened in 1893 and is widely attributed [...]

  • Cranberry Pistachio Semifreddo

Cranberry Pistachio Semifreddo

By |December 12th, 2023|0 Comments

Semifreddo, which means “half cold” in Italian, is a frozen dessert offering a perfect balance between the creaminess of ice cream and the lightness of mousse. A hint of orange liqueur in the [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Ginger Lime Lychee Pomegranate Punch

Ginger Lime Lychee Pomegranate Punch

By |November 24th, 2023|0 Comments

A vibrant and refreshing punch sure to brighten any festive table this holiday season. Layers of flavour offer a sweet, tart, spicy and fruity combination from the sweet lychee, zesty lime, juicy pomegranate, [...]

  • squash

Winter Squash

By |November 22nd, 2023|0 Comments

All squash, large or small, winter or summer, are fruits. They share the cucurbit family vine with melons and gourds like cucumbers and luffas. We tend more often to treat them like vegetables, [...]

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Butternut Squash Soup

By |November 15th, 2023|0 Comments

Making a squash soup couldn’t be easier. It really comes down to the additional flavourings that make each soup stand out. I’ve borrowed a combination from Deborah Madison for with a hearty umami [...]

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Pumpkin Pasta

By |November 10th, 2023|0 Comments

Don’t miss out on the amazing array of seasonal squashes at the markets right now. Make this creamy pumpkin sauce that coats the pasta, creating a luscious and savoury combination.

  • quinoa stuffed peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

By |November 5th, 2023|1 Comment

Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers is a very forgiving recipe. You can make it your own by adding or leaving out vegetables you may want to change. It's a versatile dish that will work well [...]

  • Tortilla Española

Tortilla Española

By |October 24th, 2023|0 Comments

Potatoes, eggs, olive oil, salt and onions are kitchen staples around the world. Sometimes thought of as bit players, they’re often relegated to supporting roles. Unless, that is, you are in Spain: home [...]

  • potatoes


By |October 20th, 2023|0 Comments

This versatile vegetable began its journey in Peru, where potatoes in their vast variety have been an integral part of the Inca diet for more than 7,000 years. (The panoply of colour, size and [...]

  • Root Vegetable Gratin

Root Vegetable Gratin

By |October 10th, 2023|0 Comments

Root vegetable gratin is a delectable and comforting dish that celebrates the natural richness of earthy ingredients. Slices of hearty root vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, and parsnips are layered with a velvety [...]

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Roasted Butternut Squash

By |September 29th, 2023|0 Comments

With Fall upon us, what better vegetable to enjoy than butternut squash. Roasting the bell shaped vegetable brings out the sweetness and nuttiness while preserving its nutritional value. Only simple ingredients like olive [...]

  • 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 [...]