Tag Archives: local food

Sour Cherry Compote

One of my favourite ways to celebrate local seasonal fruit, other than eating it straight up naked, is to make a compote. Compote is a french for mixture and the technique for this desert is slow cooking the fruit by … Continue reading

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Cherry & Lavender Clafoutis

Inspired by my favourite Patisserie Clafouti, gorgeous Niagara cherries, and a gift of some beautiful lavender, this summer treat highlights the very best eating locally has to offer. The inspiration The recipe Cherry & Lavender clafoutis (Adapted from Bon Appetit … Continue reading

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Sweet pea and garlic scape crostini

Sweet Pea and garlic scape crostini There are few things that bring me back to sunny summer memories of childhood more than shelling fresh peas. Inspired by my market finds of the first peas of the summer, garlic scapes, and … Continue reading

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Blissing on Spring- Rhubarb sorbet

Sunshine soaked days in the park after a long winter, you can’t help but be happy when Spring arrives. It elicits a feeling and a promise of what is to come. Farmer’s markets, and wine on patios admiring sunsets. One … Continue reading

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Strawberry sorbet with meringue kisses

And the Strawberry sorbet was the fairest of them all…It has been non stop ice cream making in my little kitchen since I bought my new Kitchen Aid attachment but the truth is I love more bold fruit flavours. Another … Continue reading

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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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