Posts Tagged ‘appetizer’

Honey-Thyme Roasted Pear Crostini with Borettane Onions + Brie

I am a big fan of contrasting flavours, finding that perfect balance between salty and sweet, vinegar and salt, fat and acid. When you bite into somthing that hits that harmony, all the tastes aligned, it’s heaven. If something is just sweet, I generally decline. But if it’s sweet with some acid or salt, I’m definitely going […]

Antipasto & Strained Sheep’s Milk Yogurt Plate

I have been thinking of making this Antipasto & Strained Sheep’s Milk Yogurt Plate for what feels like months. Putting together the ingredients in my head  – would it lean in a whatever-I-had-on-hand direction or towards a more thought-out list of toppings, highlighting ingredients from a specific region? All I knew for sure is that […]

Everything Bagel Rough Puff + Spinach and Sausage Rolls

My mum and I used to work in the same office (rather, she got me a job at her office fresh out of high school) and every Friday on our commute we would stop for bagels. I looked forward to it all week, no doubt because it also fell on a Friday, and that first […]

Partners in Prep

The older we get the more our precious time at home, together a family, matters. Whether we’re dancing to Robyn’s Dancing On My Own (which Ruthie used to dance to while we were sharing a body), sitting around the table painting or taking the sled for a spin around the block, we realize these moments […]

Vegetable Kaleidoscope [Caramelized Onion, Butternut Squash & Apple Toasts]

Since my handsome Mr GL started Horticulture Industries, our apartment has been slowly filling up with precious little gem he’s picked from the school garden. Huge red peppers so sweet they taste like they’ve been dipped in honey, red onions so potent your eyes water when you merely glace in their direction and carrots big enough to […]

Saying Goodbye [Creole Deviled Eggs with Pickled Okra]

I hate goodbyes. I’ve never been very good at them. They fill me with dread and anxiety when I know they’re looming in the shadows waiting for me. But as hard as knowing they are near is, a departure without warning stings a heck of a lot more.  We said a sudden goodbye to our cat, […]

Last Sigh of Summer | Farmers Feast #4 [Propeller ESB & Chipotle Braised Lamb Shank Tostadas]

I’m a season pusher. The crazy person wearing a wool sweater and heavy boots the second the mercury drops below 20 degrees. If it could be between +5 and +15 all year round, I’d be pleased as flaky apple pie (you know, because it would be apple season year round!)  I’m ready for fall and […]

Unfussy Dip-ables [Roasted Carrot-Cumin Hummus]

After months and months of thinking “Jeez, I’d really love to be part of a Supper Club…” I finally decided “Ok, I’ll start a Supper Club”. Waiting around for other people to plan things for you never did anyone any good now, did it?  Tonight is the first meet & greet of our little Centretown […]