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Lentil salad

September 19, 2019

  Grains and legumes are a big part of our food at home, served on their own , combined with other ingredients or made into delicious winter soups. There are different kinds of lentils and each lend itself to different preparation: Brown lentils are soup lentils for me as they don’t retain their shape well when cooked and in a soup, melt into beautiful creamy oblivion. Mind you, I often use a few different varieties... View Article

Compressed Fruits with Homemade Mascarpone

September 18, 2019

  One of the things I started to do this summer is compressing fruits in a sous vide vacuum sealer. Compressing fruits displaces the air in the fruit resulting in a more dense texture, intensified colour and concentrated flavour so it makes an interesting ingredient to use in some dishes. To compress fruits Depending on the fruit you use either leave them whole or cut into slices, cubes or another shape. In this case i... View Article

Flatbreads

September 16, 2019

    For me bread is the thing when it comes to food. Without bread I hardly feel like I have eaten and I never serve a meal without it. Usually it would be a good sourdough from a bakery, or a great crusty french baguette, or an epi baguette with the crusty wheat shift style “elbows ready to be pulled apart. I love them all and do not discriminate but occasionally I like to... View Article

Vegan No Fat Pancakes

September 9, 2019

  I was in the mood for pancakes and made them for dinner, so there. Why not? Breakfast for dinner is apparently a good thing. I had a small box of wild huckleberries, foraged by Scott Moran in the mountains of BC, and used them both inside the pancake batter and scattered around the plate. The white stuff on top could or could not be whipped cream, I admit nothing. And the drizzle you see... View Article

Radishes with Nasturtium Butter and Maldon Salt

September 7, 2019

Radishes with butter and salt is a quintessential French thing. The traditional way of serving them is slicing the radishes  in the center, but not through the stem, and sandwich them with a bit of butter that oozes out of the sides. You then dip them in good quality salt that would stick to the butter and you pop them into your moth. there is something about this simple food that is so fresh and... View Article

Sage Pesto

September 5, 2019

Sage pesto Here is an easy recipe for a pesto that doesn’t use basil and goes well with vegetables. Sage grows in my rooftop garden as a perennial that comes back strong and vigorous every year. In fact I had to cut it back early in the season to prevent it from going too wild. I make this pesto much like a basil pesto but changed the core ingredients to sage and pistachios or walnuts... View Article

Summer tomatoes with grilled sourdough

September 4, 2019

  There is nothing like a good ripe tomato in the summer. Not much needs to be done to it other then slice and place on top of a delicious slice of grilled bread, perhaps with a drizzle of olive oil, special sea salt and a twist or two of black pepper. Sometimes I brush the grilled bread lightly with a pesto, made with either basil or my garden sage that it threatening to take... View Article

Plum Galette

September 2, 2019

  Once you learn how to make a galette you have an easy dessert to make with a variety of summer or winter fruits. It works as well with rhubarb, peaches or plums as it does with apples and pears of fall. Leave the sugar out, add a little salt instead and you have a pastry good for a variety of savoury filling as well, from caramelized onion to tomatoes and more.I make the dough... View Article

Black Crisp Breads

August 24, 2019

  I mentioned on my Instagram feed (@oliveoilandlemons) that I became intrigued by activated charcoal as an ingredient to make breads black. The look of the black bread is so dramatic and would make a beautiful background to colourful toppings. In terms of what it is and whether it’s safe to consume I read a couple fo articles but do not claim any particular knowledge of the product so do your own research if you... View Article

Flower and herb Carta di Musica (Sardinian Crisp Bread)

July 28, 2019

  This summer my rooftop garden has an abundance of herbs and flowers and I am incorporating them into my food every way I can. I have already pressed them into sheets of pasta and now a similar treatment with this special bread crisps. Carta di Musica means music sheets in Italian. It describes a Sardinian crisp bread rolled so transparent that you could read music sheets through it. I am sure they mean opera... View Article

Rice Noodles Salad, peanuts, peanut dressing

July 18, 2019

      Sometimes nothing but a little Asian flavour would do and on those occasions I may make salad rolls, Sushi, Asian soup or a noodle salad. Here is a quick an easy version that you can adapt to what’s in your kitchen or what is in season. Enjoy Ingredients: 8 oz rice stick noodles Toppings: 1 carrot, 3 radishes, 1 celery rib , 3 asparagus, thinly sliced on a mandolin Parsley or cilantro, whole... View Article

Nasturtium butter and nasturtium salt

July 17, 2019

  This year we have a profusion of nasturtiums growing on our rooftop patio. They are edible (no pesticides here), and peppery flowers and leaves and can be incorporated as garnish or otherwise into food I cook. Here are a couple of simple ideas that are easy to execute and fun to make and serve.   Nasturtium butter Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature 3 tablespoons or so chopped nasturtium flowers About 3... View Article