veggies & sides

Moroccan Spiced Carrot Slaw

Don’t you love recipes that take an ordinary ingredient and turn it into something extraordinary?  I think you’re going to feel the same about this bright & interesting salad that features humble carrots, from the LCBO’s Food & Drink Magazine.

Moroccan Spiced Carrot Slaw

So Glad It's Spring Rolls

So Glad it’s Spring Rolls 2

  There are times when you come across a recipe idea that’s so awesome, it grabs your imagination and you just have to run with it. Have to! That was the case with this adaptation of I wish it were spring rolls from Halifax blogger I Say Nomato which did indeed grab my interest […]

Mom’s Sweet & Sour Cucumber Salad

Growing up on a farm meant learning to cook and eat in season, and I’ll always be grateful to have learned that from a young age. I also learned that more often that not, simple is best when it comes to handling what is fresh and seasonal! One recipe frequently made […]

Sweet & Sour Cucumber Salad

No Mayo Coleslaw

No-Mayo Coleslaw

Everybody loves coleslaw as a side dish, and we’re getting to that time of year when it will be in high demand for all types of outdoor eating. From back yard barbecues to picnics in the park, this tasty coleslaw, not as heavy as those with mayo, and will also […]

Chives: A First Edible Sign of Spring

As kids growing up on a farm we all had our tasks, known then not so affectionately, as chores. Living and managing a 100-acre parcel of land meant lots of work, and that included tasks for little hands. There were always weeds to be pulled, and low hanging fruit & vegetables to be picked. […]


1 Can of Chickpeas, 3 Righteous Recipes

The humble chickpea. Loved by some, overlooked by others, feared by a few. Inexpensive, versatile and loaded with nutrition, you’d be hard pressed to find many other ingredients that deliver such a big, bang for a buck. These 3 recipes will show you just how easy it is to include these […]

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

There are as many recipes for hummus as there are ways to spell it, and it’s presence in shops everywhere is now the norm. Being über healthy, easy to make and excellent to have stashed in the fridge, I keep tinkering with the recipe. Go figure~ This very tasty version uses […]

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots

Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots

There’s something comforting about having a dish cooking away in the oven, slowly, purposefully, and with the promise of good things to come. This straightforward side dish is quick to put together, and can cook alongside your roast or meatloaf!

Roasted Fennel Gratin 2

Fennel is a marvellous vegetable, used as a digestive by Italians, and usually eaten raw in dishes like this fennel, mushroom & orange salad. Roasting it mellows its pronounced licorice like flavour, leaving it soft and creamy. A topping of bread crumbs and parmesan cheese becomes salty & crispy in this Roasted […]

Roasted Fennel Gratin