How to Cook Mussels With White Wine and Mushrooms

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Why are these hairy mollusks so intimidating? I firmly believe that everybody should be making mussels. Things mussels have going for them include: They make their own sauce when they open. All they generally need is a quick scrub and a toss in boiling liquid. Cooking … [Read more...]

Clef des Champs: Mushroom Tarts, a Summer Day Trip From Montreal and What You Didn’t Know About Medicinal Plants

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You might have heard of Clef des champs. They're my go-to local company for tinctures — bottles of distilled organic herbal combinations that do anything from easing digestion to improving your immune system to helping you relax. But I didn't know that they had a terraced … [Read more...]

Nam Prik Pau! Thai Chile Jam That Packs a Punch

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Every time I say the name of the recipe I picture graphic novel-style exclamations above me and I want to punch three times in various directions into the air — one, two, three! Basically I feel like a Thai warrior, not someone who just shallow-fried dried shrimp and fish, … [Read more...]

Canning Class Today: Organic Strawberry Jam and Pickled Eggplant

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Want to learn to make jam and pickle vegetables? Now's your chance! I'm giving a canning class today, Sunday, June 21st from 3-6pm in my Montreal kitchen. The class costs $30 but you get $10 off your first class when you sign up through Bookalokal. You'll … [Read more...]