Category: Recipes we ♥︎

pass the pesto

  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.

summer salad #5

  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 the rounds, visiting…
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gimme guacamole

        A shout-out to Robin Schaffran (aka Dr. Robin) for this guacamole recipe! We’re huge fans of her fantastic all-natural skincare line for children, Dr. Robin for Kids. Sunscreen, daily moisture cream and body wash and shampoo—all gloriously gluten free! (And it’s not just for kids.)

summer salad #4

  If you’re lucky to find yourself at a cottage this summer, here is the perfect salad for a leisurely lunch on the dock. It packs a little sweet, a little salty and a big punch of protein with tuna, chickpeas and feta. After her first mouthful, Alison declared me “the queen of salads.” Now you can be queen, too.

summer salad #3

  We celebrated Canada Day with this colourful corn salad. With fresh corn and peaches, every bite tastes like summer.

summer salad #2

  This crunchy salad was inspired by my dear friend Debbie (aka Bella). It’s all hers, with a couple of additions that were calling out to me. Debbie worships Giada, can effortlessly whip up a gourmet meal and gets pleasure from feeding the people she loves. And she loves to eat good food. Reason #26 I love Bella: ECHOage. She and her business partner, Alison, have changed the face of birthday parties with ECHOage – an online birthday…
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