Northern Ontario Feast
Aug09

Northern Ontario Feast

We celebrated Food Day in Canada with a feast at our family cottage on Dunlop lake, 45 minutes north of the city of Elliot Lake. We have a water access only property 10 miles down the lake totally off the grid! Of course my menu revolves around the bounty close at hand. The family style dinner consisted of freshly caught lake trout, pretty much from the lake to the pan. Finished with freshly picked wild raspberry beurre blanc. I...

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A Casual Food Day Canada in Calgary
Aug02

A Casual Food Day Canada in Calgary

From Liana Robberecht, the Executive Chef of the Calgary Petroleum Club which was closed on Saturday July 30. To celebrate food day,  my neighbors and I had a great BBQ Salad: Broxburn tomato salad Hotchkiss green salad Curried Cous Cous Salad , with garden vegetables On the grill: Hand-made assorted sausages : Spiced Alberta Lamb ,  Venison & dried Fruit, Curried Turkey , Noble Farm Duck &...

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Audrey’s Birthday Dinner
Aug02

Audrey’s Birthday Dinner

It began innocently enough 6 years ago when I was living in Ottawa but made a summer visit to Toronto.It was Audrey’s birthday and I offered to make dinner for herself,her husband and another couple.I was still catering at this point in my life and was happy to create a yummy meal for a good friend. The dinner was simple-tomatoes with basil,sliced bbq tenderloin sitting on a bed of crisped spicy potatoes and arugula,drizzled...

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Let them eat steak!
Aug02

Let them eat steak!

There is nothing better after a busy week than having a quiet meal:) So on Saturday night, we celebrated Food Day with a fabulous grilled rib eye steak, fresh corn on the cob, grilled veggies and mashed new potatoes with chives from the garden. All of this was followed by amazing peach crumble. The dogs even celebrated Food Day Canada too with a small serving of steak and veggies – they love their local beef just as much as we...

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Ottawa’s brilliant backyard!
Jul31

Ottawa’s brilliant backyard!

Celebrated in the Kawartha Lakes, with food foraged in Ottawa, and from the garden on the lake: lamb kebabs ( La Ferme Albe) with a jumble of Le Coprin mushrooms in a warm potato salad, plus corn on the cob slathered with Sterling Creamery butter, tomatoes and beets from the garden, greens from Bryson Farm, and a wild blueberry pie with ice cream from Pascale Berthiaume. Happy times.

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