Swordfish with Sunflower, Currants and Capers


If you're trying to eat a little healthier, this recipe adapted from Bonnie Stern's The Best of HeartSmart Cooking is for you. Nine grams of fat per serving, 204 calories, 400 mg of potassium and 23 grams of protein mean you'll feel satisfied without the heavy feeling or the … [Read more...]

Blueberry Wine Chicken with Arugula


I love things bittersweet. The same way The English Patient pulls your heartstrings is how I feel about Aperol, or dark chocolate, or this recipe for sweet blueberry wine and bitter herbs. I think of it as balance. Because without the bitterness, how would you know what was … [Read more...]

Crispy Roasted Chicken Breasts with Fennel, Carrots and White Wine

roasted chicken supreme with fennel, carrots and beans

This is one of those "looks fancy, but isn't" recipes. You roast a bunch of fennel and carrots with some white wine and then throw some marinated chicken breasts on top, letting their juices soak into the vegetables. If you feel ambitious, you add some beans and peas. Yup, … [Read more...]

Three Slow-Cooker Recipes and Throwing Off Winter with Lamb Tajine, Tequila Chicken Tacos and the Ultimate Tomato Sauce


Was that snow falling outside my window the other day? I refuse to believe that those big pillows of fluff weren't hallucinations. There's no way we're subzero and it's not even November yet. My general rule is that if it's not worse in Newfoundland than here in Montreal at … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Korean Sake: Makgeolli with Koji

how to make homemade korean sake

"You need a mother or a starter," explained Sebastien Bureau, the head of Research and Development at RISE Kombucha and the man who gave me koji. I was taking part in the Living Table Tour, a gastronomic bike tour offered by Melissa Simard through her company 'Round Table Tours. … [Read more...]