How to Make Pesto Modenese

Pesto modenese was one of our favourite traditional dishes in Modena, in the region of Emilia-Romagna. Also known as pesto alla modenese, I first tried it when writing the Modena Culinary Travel Guide and I rea... Read More...

Pickled Green Strawberries

Green strawberries have become one of the biggest summer restaurant trends, especially pickled green strawberries. And while they might seem daunting they are one of the easiest and tastiest things to make at h... Read More...

A Toronto Escape: Spring in Grey County

There are some incredible regions just a few hours outside Toronto. While most people head west for the Niagara Region or east for Prince Edward County they forget that Grey County is just north of the city and... Read More...

Whole Baked Fish at Home

Baked fish is much easier to make than you think. I grew up on the east coast so we ate fish all the time at home, but I know this isn’t true for most people and eating fish is often something ordered in restau... Read More...

Mexican Chicken Tinga

This chicken tinga recipe is a variation from Chef Rick Bayless, who is my go-to for Mexican cuisine (sopa de lima, anyone?) because he shares really easy but awesome Mexican recipes and he seems like he’d be t... Read More...

Sprouted Chickpea Hummus with Pine Needle

Maybe it’s because we have a restaurant, but I have so much heart for small businesses. While visiting Grey County I stopped in at The Barn Co-operative Network for sprouted chickpea hummus and I had to drag my... Read More...

Classic French Cassoulet Recipe

Everyone should know a good cassoulet recipe. Not because we all need to know the French classics, but because stewed meat and beans are awesome. At its simplest, cassoulet is a casserole of beans, meat ... Read More...