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November 12, 2019

Grilled Sourdough with Sage pesto and Gruyere

    Grilled cheese sandwich is a classic. I don’t make it often but throughly enjoy it when I do. My favourite way to grill the bread is in a panini maker. I like the grill marks and it crisps the outside while keeping the inside soft and chewy. I brush both sides of the bread with olive oil before grilling, to enhance the crisping of the outside. This time I had sage pesto in... View Article

November 11, 2019

Roasted butternut squash with hazelnut butter and pomegranates

  As much as I missed summer, fall produce kind of makes me forget about it eventually. This is late fall squash season and butternut, acorn, delicata, buttercup and more are piled high on the stands at the markets. I do my share to support local producers so I buy a lot of them. They look lovely on the counter, waiting their turn to be cooked, bringing a seasonal element and beautiful shapes and colour... View Article

November 9, 2019

Pumpkin Waffles with salted caramel whipped cream

    Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon A pinch of salt 1/2 cup roasted pumpkin puree (I had leftovers) 3/4 cup oat milk 1/4 cup orange juice 1/4 cup melted butter 2 eggs Directions:  Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and mix. Combine pumpkin puree, oat milk, orange juice and melted butter in another bowl and mix until... View Article

November 8, 2019

Chocolate Bundt Cake

    Bundt cake is my go to cake for everyday “countertop cake”. I also make it when I have guests, so they can help themselves to a piece of cake without much ado. Usually the standard bundt pan is fine but recently I bought these beautiful cake pans by Nordic Ware and have been enjoying the interesting shapes they create. They also slide out of the pan with ease. I made a couple of... View Article

November 6, 2019

Canneles de Bordeaux

    These little beauties have a reputation of being very complicated to make. True, if you plan to use the bees wax the traditional Bordeaux method calls for greasing the inside of the molds. This did not appeal to me for some reason, although I did start with good intentions and went out and bought the wax (who knows if it’s the edible kind, I bought it at a candle shop). In any event,... View Article

November 5, 2019

Chocolate Ganache Truffles

  I had leftover ganache from something I made the other day so I indulged in a few truffles. I tripple rolled them first in honeycomb I had also made the other day, then in cocoa powder, and last in ground candied hazelnuts, one of my favouriote things to have on hand in the kitchen. My leftovers only made a few but her is a recipe to make more. You should keep them in the... View Article

November 4, 2019

Roasted beet soup

  Making a beet soup doesn’t have to be a big production. You can use raw or cooked (roasted) beets and simply grate them in a food processor instead of chopping with a knife. I had a few roasted beets in the fridge that didn’t get used so I made them into a soup. I usually add a few potatoes at the beginning, or put cooked potatoes in the soup bowl when serving and pour... View Article

November 3, 2019

Roasted Butternut Squash Mini Pancakes, vegan

    With all the beautiful squashes that are available at the markets of course I am buying and cooking them frequently. Roasting squashed of all kinds is probably my favourite way of serving them and then I can also use the roasted flesh to make into soups, use in baking and like this morning, use them in pancakes. I made these with leftover roasted butternut squash from yesterday and they were lovely, although I... View Article

November 2, 2019

Scrambled egg tartine on sourdough bread

  My foodie friend Val and I traveled a couple of hours south a few weeks ago especially to get a sourdough bread from a chef who offers them at the local market. The bread was so outstandingly good that I made a few tartines with it, topping it with roasted peppers, figs and gorgonzola, beautiful ricotta and a couple of more toppings. The only one that got photographed was this breakfast tartine with scramble... View Article

November 1, 2019

Purple Cauliflower spread

  Purple cauliflower is not always available but when it is at the market I grab it, if only for its colour. I like mixing the white, yellow and purple cauliflowers in salad, roasting them or making soup with one or two colours together. This purple dude was sitting in my fridge and I just didn’t get around to it so finally I thought I’d roast it and make a beautiful purple dip or spread... View Article

October 31, 2019

Chocolate Ganache Tart with Plum Sauce and Salted Caramel Whipped Cream

  Ingredients: Tart pastry: 1 2/3 cups flour 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes (I put it in the freezer for 20 minutes). 2 egg yolks Place flour and sugar in the food processor and pulse to mix. Add the cold butter and pulse until the dough forms crumbs. Add the egg yolks and process until mixed in. If necessary add a tablespoon of water or so. Don’t wait... View Article

October 30, 2019

Fritters with Haskal Berry Sauce

Once autumn descends on our little town it puts me in the mood to fry things and one of the easiest things in this category is fritters. But there is a story to go with the recipe. Our local co-op One Big Table issued a challenge to submit recipes using two or more ingredients from the store. OBT is unique co-op dedicated to offering local produce and artisanal products from the Okanagan and surrounding area... View Article