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Arrival of spring means asparagus

May 19, 2015

When Ontario asparagus appears in the markets, you know spring has truly arrived. These long spears are a welcome addition to salads, pasta, rice, fish – you name it, they are yummy with everything, including this homemade aioli (recipe follows) with lemon-garlic overtones perfect to accompany asparagus’ delicate taste. Here are some asparagus pointers (no […]

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Food to celebrate month of May

The month of May is packed with spring celebrations of all sorts: Mother’s Day, Queen Victoria Day, showers, birthdays, anniversaries – not to mention the first back yard barbecue. All these events call for seasonal food that says parties and the people for whom the food is prepared are special! The following have been adapted […]

Dinner without a kitchen? No problem

April is the season for revitalization. After 23 years of hard use, my kitchen is being renewed. Sounds great, right? But it means two weeks without access to a kitchen (not to mention the mess in the rest of the house.) I know this is not new to many of you home renovators but it […]

Get cracking with hard-cooked eggs

In Grandma’s day, breakfast meant some form of eggs and toast. However, because eggs contain cholesterol they were thought to raise people’s cholesterol levels and they became a restricted food – no more than three or four a week. In recent nutrition studies, it has been discovered that yes, eggs do contain cholesterol, but it […]


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