Continuing my obsession with the aromatic invasive herb, here’s minty potato salad that works brilliantly with everything from chicken to asparagus and BBQ salmon with mint and basil, which add new flavours to an old favourite. Continue reading “MORE MINTED MUNCHIES”
Here we are in self-isolation, the whole world now included. As a writer, I believe I’ve been in training for this situation all my life. And as “a writer who cooks,” I’m focusing exclusively on comfort food. Right now, all of us need comforting and food can be a simple source of comfort. Here’s an easy chicken and cauliflower curry that hits the spot. Continue reading “COMFORTING CURRY”
THE SALADE NIÇOISE DEBATE
The argument over what constitutes an authentic Salade Niçoise continues to rage. Today, I’m adding fuel to the fire, as I continue my search for new salmon recipes. Continue reading “THE SALADE NIÇOISE DEBATE”
LAST OF THE SUMMER SALADS
As we head into autumn while hoping for another glorious Indian summer-like fall, it’s one last chance to taste the rich, ripeness of fresh local tomatoes in three quite different salads—Caprese, village and kitchen salads. Continue reading “LAST OF THE SUMMER SALADS”
MARKET TO TABLE: THE COOKBOOK
Putting all my adventures in the kitchen in one place may be the start of another cookbook, as a companion to my new television series, Market to Table, on Bell Fibe TV1 and YouTube.
Continue reading “MARKET TO TABLE: THE COOKBOOK”
In summer, farmers’ markets flourish in cities, and on Market to Table we’ve barely scratched the surface. Continue reading “SUNNY MARKETS”
TASTES LIKE LOBSTER, LOOKS LIKE THE DEVIL
Just about the ugliest fish in the world is also one of the tastiest and has suddenly become very fashionable. Its monkfish. Continue reading “TASTES LIKE LOBSTER, LOOKS LIKE THE DEVIL”
Fall farmers’ markets dot the city and bring the country to town, so we can buy really, really fresh food. Continue reading “BEET THIS!”
CHEESY COMFORT FOOD
Cauliflower cheese, by a writer who cooks, not a cook who writes.
CHICKEN AND LEEK PIE
DIARY: Channelling Nigel Slater, Gina Mallet and distant ancestors.
RECIPE: Chicken and leek pie. Continue reading “CHICKEN AND LEEK PIE”