July 30, 2012

pass the pesto

Basil, baby!   The smell of fresh basil makes me happy. So I especially love to hang out at the farmers’ market this time of year. As I stroll from table to table, the intoxicating scent of the herb wafts through the air. I can’t really describe it. I inhale it deeply. And then I buy a big bunch and take it home and make pesto. Pesto has so many possibilities. Here is Ina Garten’s
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July 27, 2012

summer salad #5

Just beet it   I bought these beautiful beets at the  The Stop Farmers’ Market last weekend. It’s our neighbourhood farmers’ market, just a couple of blocks from our house, at the Artscape Wychwood Barns – host to the Gluten Free Garage on November 11th! I always look forward to our Saturday morning market ritual. Rob gets his freshly ground coffee and homestyle pickles, the girls get their goodies and sample their favourite cheeses, and I do
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July 22, 2012

the best fish tacos

  This summer I’ve fallen for fish tacos. Hook, line and sinker. I cannot get enough of them. And I’m not alone. It seems like the whole city is having a fish taco fling. Case in point: Many of Toronto’s hotspots feature the fish taco. Playa Cabana, Grand Electric, La Carnita are all serving up their own versions of this SoCal favourite. And so is Toronto’s very own gluten-free food truck, the Gourmet Bitches! While
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  No matter how you slice it, watermelon is the ultimate summer treat.
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July 15, 2012

gimme guacamole

Combine diced tomatoes, diced red onion and finely chopped jalapeno peppers                      (start with 2 and take it from there).   Oops! Forgot about the minced garlic.   Mash 6 large avocados. Add some freshly squeezed lime juice. Season with coarse salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Lovingly combine the “salsa” mix with the avocado.   Add a handful of chopped fresh cilanto. Mmmmm!  
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July 7, 2012

Pop goes the chips

We got popped!   Today a mysterious box wrapped in brown paper arrived at our doorstep. It was addressed to Lily. We tore it open and out popped one of our new favourite snacks…in five different flavours! Popchips are not made with any gluten ingredients but they used to be manufactured on equipment shared with wheat. Not anymore! In August 2011 they were officially certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, a program of the Gluten
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