Monthly Archives: July 2010

Strawberry lavender Ice cream

A colleague dropped by some treasured lavender leaves by my desk the other day and exclaimed that she had run out of ideas of what to do with them all. I happily replied Ice cream and thank you, almost in … Continue reading

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Fresh Ontario Peach Ice Cream

One steamy summer a basket of peaches and a flat of strawberries and I could think of nothing but some delicious ice cream. I had been admiring the Cuisinart machine and new a few people who had bought it and … Continue reading

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Local Honey and Wheat Bread

I remember at last year’s Liberty Village farmer’s market how excited I was to find a farmer who grows and mills her own wheat locally. I was excited to see Monckton Organic Farms and Bakery back again this year. I … Continue reading

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Dutch Baby pancake with Ontario peaches and honey

Inspiration can be found in the strangest places. This morning as I sat in my living room listening to the whirring of Indy cars down at Exhibition place it occurred to me that it sounded like bees, lots and lots … Continue reading

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Molten Chocolate cakes with local cherries

Despite the sweltering heat, baking therapy was in full effect this week as I was working through deadline after deadline at work. My baking /cooking therapy usually starts with a fresh ingredient for inspiration and consoling myself in the evening … Continue reading

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Tandoori chicken, Naan, and cucumber raita

Inspired by looking through my friend Ranjiv‘s facebook bbq photos, I tried to try my hand at making Indian food at home. Indian food is one of my favorites all the exotic and fragrant spices! I wanted to make my … Continue reading

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Beer Battered Zucchini Blossoms stuffed with Pecorino fresco

One of the other treats of summer is the delicate orange blooms of the zucchini flower. On the heels of the world cup I thought stuffing the beautiful orange blossoms with a sharp creamy cheese and coating them in a … Continue reading

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