Happy Gourmand

My Dad The Chef!

Aug 5, 2006 / 5:30 am

Spanokopita? Rotisserie Chicken? Parsley & Green Olive remoulade with fresh pink Salmon? You might be wondering what all of these things have in common with...

Salad Days

Jul 31, 2006 / 8:53 am

It seems I often get my best inspiration early in the mornings, and one of my favourite places to be at that time is in the garden. (Besides, it’s much cooler...

Art Of Picnicking

Jul 22, 2006 / 5:30 am

The art of picnicking is one that requires very little expertise, but a great deal of enthusiasm. A successful picnic may be one that involves numerous bugs,...

Cooking On A Spit

Jul 15, 2006 / 6:00 am

The ancient art of cooking on a spit… Yes, I am a fan of BBQ food, and yes I do understand that it can take a few summer months to become a master of fire and...

Dog Days Of Summer

Jul 8, 2006 / 5:30 am

They have begun… the dog days of summer started on Monday. It is that time of year when the essence of summer oozes out everywhere – people wear flip flops...

Life after German Potato Salad

Jul 1, 2006 / 5:30 am

I have nothing against German potato salad, but I like to have variety in my life. That traditional creamy concoction made with boiled potatoes has its place...

Artichoke Dip

Jun 24, 2006 / 5:30 am

I came home from work a bit peckish last night and so I was rummaging through the fridge for a wee snack. Lo and behold, there was a ramekin full of a dip that...

Essence of Father’s Day

Jun 17, 2006 / 5:30 am

When I was a kid, Father’s Day was a bit more traditional, as back then Dads did more traditional things and more often than not, Dads lived at the same home...

Summer Explosion

May 20, 2006 / 5:00 am

Every season has its flavours,, and with summer arriving overnight in the last week or so, all of a sudden we are all searching for the tastes that go with the...

Cinco de Mayo

May 6, 2006 / 5:30 am

People ask me all the time for recipes, and often my answer is, “When you can’t come up with anything, just make vinaigrette or salsa”. Whether you are...

Italian Meal

Apr 29, 2006 / 5:30 am

Last weekend I was hired by an Italian family for a 25th anniversary… imagine 35 people in someone’s home! I don’t get nervous when I cook for people, but...

Buy Local Products

Apr 15, 2006 / 5:30 am

The Farmer’s market is now open, and every farmer is waiting for you! If you watch the news once in while, you will notice that the whole world seems to be in...

Spring has Sprung!

Apr 8, 2006 / 5:30 am

It is that time of year when sprouts of green grass show up in the after-winter mud, and birds sing earlier with the rising of the sun. Daffodils poke their...

Food Spring Cleaning

Mar 28, 2006 / 10:01 am

Spring is just around the corner so why not clean up the kitchen of all the stuff you have accumulated since you’ve been married! Yes, I’m talking about the...

Valentine’s Day

Jan 23, 2006 / 10:36 am

The season of love is upon us again… The special day for lovers is a poignant one according to history, mourning a romantic hero who died, and so it seems to...

2006 Resolutions

Jan 14, 2006 / 5:30 am

Firm Resolve He says: The New Year is here and people are starting to talk about “RESOLUTIONS”. As a chef, it is extremely hard to say, “This year I will...

Going Both Ways

Jan 7, 2006 / 5:30 am

He says: To start the New Year on the right foot, I made a soup with grand-pères in it (see below for recipe). Grand-pères are a Quebecois dumpling that you...

Sugar Pie For The Holidays

Dec 24, 2005 / 5:30 am

He says: After lots of shopping around for the last few months, I finally bought an electric deep fryer (the DeLonghi 4 litre model). I have had a recipe in...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Dec 17, 2005 / 5:30 am

Christmas Traditions! He says: Christmas is just around the corner and if you want to boycott turkey this year, it’s fine with me as long as it’s done...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Dec 10, 2005 / 5:30 am

Local shops for Christmas She says: I got an e-mail to stop by and have some mulled cider and lavender shortbread for their Christmas Fair, and how could I turn...