Garden Pesto

This vibrant herb pesto is dairy-free and nut-free, almost reminiscent of an Argentinian chimichurri sauce, but with less tang, allowing the herbs to shine! By pulsing the herbs together and not over-mixing, you maintain a vibrant green colour.  Use it as a base for a fresh tomato salad or toss it...

Black Currant Preserve

Because black currants have their own pectin, this recipe is about as easy as any can get. It will never be thick and jammy but it will be perfect on toast or as a black currant drink when boiling water is added. This recipe is easily multiplied. 2 cups (500 mL) sugar 1 cup (250 mL) water 1 cup...

Flossie’s (Amazing) Chow

Seasonality is so important to Canadian home cooking.  We need to preserve the harvest. There are many names for green tomato pickle…Chow[Chow] or Ketchup Vert or Governor’s Sauce. In the Maritimes, it’s a must-serve with salt cod. In Quebec, it goes with tourtière and in Ontario and further west...

Fresh Winter Pear and Apple Chutney

This is the chutney that I serve with Dosas , the great Indian flatbread that uses all Canadian ingredients and Spicy Sweet Potato Masala.  It’s great on a cheese platter or with roasted meats or any curry you can dream up. Bosc pears are particularly firm so they’ll hold their shape...