New Potato Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

New Potato Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

Here’s a really lovely “new” potato salad.  My personal favourite potatoes to use in this salad are Sieglinde.  I think the lemon dressing adds a nice brightness. Makes 4 – 6 Servings 2 lbs. small new potatoes, unpeeled, Siegelinde (available at Helmer’s)** 1 tsp. lemon rind, finely grated 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 ½ tsp…. Continue Reading…

Zucchini “Lasagne” With Tomato Sauce

Zucchini “Lasagne” With Tomato Sauce

Even though the ideal, or at least my ideal, is to barbecue all summer, I suppose it’s OK to have other options!  There’s no pasta in this “lasagne.” It’s really good!  Of course this is best made with in season zucchini, especially if you can find the Italian ridged ones! The lasagne could be served with… Continue Reading…

White Bean Salad

White Bean Salad

An excellent salad. I have put in varying amounts of veggies and herbs, so feel free to play around with the quantities to suit your tastebuds! If you choose to add the optional ingredients, it would become more of a main course than a side dish, or maybe not! Oh, there’s a note on my recipe that my… Continue Reading…

Blueberry Lemon Loaf

Blueberry Lemon Loaf

It’s well known that I adore the combination of berries with lemon! Here is a lovely quick bread that’s easy to make and darned right delish!  The lemon glaze topping is addictive! Makes 1 Loaf For the Loaf: 1 ½ cups unbleached flour 1 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. salt 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, room… Continue Reading…

Joe’s Pork Ribs

Joe’s Pork Ribs

My husband makes these sensational ribs and we can hardly wait to have them each summer! The barbecue sauce can be made up to a week ahead; the addition of coffee lends a rich level of flavor. I usually make the rub ahead and store in a jar with a tight lid. It makes a great Christmas stocking… Continue Reading…

Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie

Just picked up a box of fresh blueberries from  Gelderman’s Farms so it’s all blue this week! I always prefer to use glass pie plates as they give such a nice crisp crust! Makes Enough For One 9” Pie Prepared pie dough for a 2 crust pie; either your favourite crust or see below for the… Continue Reading…

Tomato Bruschetta

Tomato Bruschetta

There is simply nothing like your own or purchased local tomatoes in the summer. I am a confessed tomato junkie and I adore these bruschetta. Tomatoes and basil…a combination sent from the gods! Makes 4 Servings 4 – 6 tomatoes, seeded & diced 1 Tbsp. each fresh basil & flat-leaf parsley, chopped ¼ cup EVO… Continue Reading…

Farro Risotto With Tomatoes

Farro Risotto With Tomatoes

Since our first trip to Italy I have been a big fan of farro. Farro is made from Emmer Wheat, not spelt. The first time I had it was in a ribollita at La Bottega, a little restaurant in Volpaia, a small town in Chianti. I had read that the mother of the family who own… Continue Reading…

Rhubarb Ketchup

Rhubarb Ketchup

Having picked up a whole lot of rhubarb on the weekend, it was time to get busy and cook up our annual batch of rhubarb ketchup!  Don’t remember where I got this recipe but we liked it a lot the first time I my version of it.  My husband always reminds me it’s that time… Continue Reading…

Braised Chicken with Ramps

Braised Chicken with Ramps

Ramps are a rite of spring if you’re lucky enough to find them!  A simple braise with just a few  ingredients. For The Chicken: 1 (3 lb) chicken, cut into 8 pieces Salt & pepper 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter 2 Tbsp. EVO 1 cup Pearl onions (I used frozen ones) or just a small chopped… Continue Reading…