Cranberry Sauce with Orange Zest

Not too sweet and the zest gives it a nice tang. Ingredients: 8-ounce package cranberries (225g) 1/2 cups sugar minus 1 tablespoon (100g) zest one orange, chop small, about 1 teaspoon minced juice of 1/2 orange plus enough water to bring to just under one half cup (about 100ml) Instructions: Put all together in small… Read more »

Creamy Caesar Salad Recipe – Great for Kale Caesar Salad

This is a mayonnaise-based caesar salad dressing that works great with thinly sliced black kale to make a Black Kale Caesar Salad but works equally as well with romaine.  The taste reminds me of Renée’s salad dressing. If you prefer an olive oil & egg-based dressing, try this traditional caesar salad dressing. Ingredients: 1/2 cup… Read more »

Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

If you are wondering what to do with all those extra cherry tomatoes from the garden, one option is to slow roast them in the oven with a little garlic. The extra sweet nature of cherry tomatoes make these a terrific addition to sauces and soups during those long winter months. They also taste great… Read more »

Ice Wine Vinaigrette

Another part of my Harvest Menu, I used some of the Magnotta Vidal Ice Wine in this Ice Wine Vinaigrette.  It is pleasantly not too sweet, and a perfect match with bitter baby arugula. INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons ice wine 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon grainy dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper… Read more »

Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce

“Great with pot stickers, chinese dumplings or shrimp.” INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup rice vinegar 1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions (green and white) 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon sugar DIRECTIONS Combine all ingredients in small bowl. Yield: about 1 cup

Pesto Sauce

“Pesto sauce has so many uses, beyond just pasta.” INGREDIENTS 2 cups fresh basil leaves 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled 3 tablespoons pine nuts 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese fresh ground black pepper DIRECTIONS Place garlic and salt in food processor and pulse until forms a paste. Add… Read more »

Garlic Scape Pesto

You don’t have to wait for August to make fresh pesto — all you need are fresh garlic scapes. Scapes, sometimes called garlic flowers, are the top flowers that emerge from hardneck garlic. Scapes are usually removed in order to send more energy to the developing bulb, thereby creating larger garlic bulbs. But don’t throw… Read more »