Borrowed Heirlooms: Spring Salad Recipe from Chef Ed Hoffey

When Heirloom Kitchen first opened, I got a chance to sample some of what they would be serving for fall.  Now that spring is officially here, Chef Hoffey has shared one of his favourite ways to celebrate this season of awekening with one of my favourite ingredients: pea tendrils.  Well, okay my favourite ingredient is…

Valentine ‘s Day Fun: Giant Cookie (Recipe)

This September, my son asked for a giant cookie ( here is the recipe link)to bring in for his school birthday party. The kids had fun modifying it for Valentine’s Day. To make a love struck heart, we used Strawberry Kit Kat from Japan that we bought at the Japonaise Bakery. If you can’t find…

Simple Blood Orange and Avocado Salad (Recipe)

This week I learned a new term for something I’ve been doing for years. To supreme. It is how you cut the orange for this recipe. You remove the peel by cutting the top and bottom of the orange flat then gliding the knife from top to bottom all around until peeled. Then you slice…

Starting Simple – Green Smoothie (Recipe)

It is a new year and my fridge is somewhere between bare and simply stocked with the basics. It is winter so a bowl of citrus is sitting in the kitchen counter for my favourite winter indulgence: Fresh squeezed orange juice. Ingredients: 2 juice oranges a handful of blueberries a handful of baby kale Blend…

If you like x, Try y: Cambridge/Boston – Montreal

If you like Mariposa Bakery and Café in Central Square… …then try Café Santropol in Montreal. Mariposa Bakery & Café 424 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139 Café Santropol 3990 Rue St-Urbain Montréal, QC H2W1K2

Join The Club: Beer-cause I Love You That Much

Beer is not just a passing trend.  Beer in our fair city and country has grown up over the past decade.  From pairings to offerings beer is no longer wine’s plaid wearing, “hoser” like, scraggly bearded younger sibling.  She’s all grown up!  But like wine, it’s not easy to know what you like and why…

Ginger Pear Green Smoothie: A nod to Thanksgiving (Recipe )

Making your own cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving is easy and fun. You can make it now and can it for Thanksgiving or just make it at Thanksgiving and make this smoothie to recover from the feast after. The advantage of making your own us that it tastes amazing, you can siphon off some of he…

Apple Pie Green Smoothie (Recipe)

I am not usually a fan of taking one food and making it into a soup, a sandwich, a cocktail, a savory amuse bouche, a dessert, and a granola bar flavour. This week, though, the apples are plentiful, the air is cool and for some horribly mistaken reason Whole Foods is pumping fake cinnamon scent…

Apple Cider Vinaigrette (Recipe)

Ingredients Makes enough dressing for one well dressed or two ‘how I like it dressed’ large salads. I don’t like lightly dressed but not coated in dressing either. a clove of garlic a spoonful of Dijon mustard 2 TBSP of olive oil 1 TBSP of cider vinegar fresh thyme if you have it a pinch…

Rhode Island Green Kale Smoothie (Recipe)

Every year Wilson Farms has Rhode Island Greening apples and I love them for their clean sweet/tart flavour. This is a very kale-heavy smoothie so I add EmergenC and a bit more honey than usual to cut through the earthiness of the kale. I used honey from our CSA in Lincoln and some kale that…

Mondays Are Better with Pain

Mondays can be a pain in the @$$.  If you don’t start Monday off right you might feel like there’s no hope for the week ahead.  Sometimes it is the little things like the milk in your coffee curdling or having the perfect cappuccino that make or break your Monday.  Today, simply finding a Pain…