Tag: Farmer’s Markets

Blog Post Photo, Colourful Winter Squash
My Stories

Fall – What’s In Season??

There’s just a few short days left until…I know, I know.   Summer is coming to an end and we move towards the end of the year.  But it’s not all bad news! If you check out the list below

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Blog Post Photo, Ramps
My Stories

It’s Time To Ramp It Up!

They’re back! It’s the season again for ramps aka: wild leeks. For a time I thought they only grew wild in the eastern U.S. but now I realize that they also grow Canada. Like some strong cheeses, their “fragrance” is

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Blog Photo Post Welcoming Spring. Gathering Stinging Nettles
My Stories

Welcoming Spring with Stinging Nettles

I received a Tuscan cookbook a few years ago from my husband, who, I am sure had no ulterior motives! I’ve been reading that Italians have a thing for wild spring greens. Foraging for them like crazy. Eating only root

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Asparagus Soup, in Soup Cup, Stainless & Gold Spoon
Salads, Soups and And Sandwiches

Asparagus Soup

When asparagus is in season, not only is this soup easily made, it is very tasty.  It makes an excellent first course for a special dinner or served on it’s own as a light meal.  I have made the soup

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My Stories

Quince

Last fall we were invited to have dinner with friend’s. They are very creative,  excellent chefs/cooks and it’s always a pleasure sharing a meal with them. Many years ago, my mother had given me a bag of quince and I

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Quince Tarte Tatin
Baking and Sweet Endings

Quince Tarte Tatin

A truly wonderful dessert from Bon Appetit Magazine. The crust can easily be made the day before and kept in the fridge until needed. The caramel is not difficult. Use a light coloured pan so you can closely watch for the

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Bunch of Carrots for Creamed Carrot Soup with Cilantro
Salads, Soups and And Sandwiches

“Creamed” Carrot Soup With Cilantro

I think this is not only a beautiful tasting soup but is smooth, creamy, with an absolutely gorgeous colour. If you don’t like cilantro, you can substitute it with parsley. You will be missing the boost of exotic flavor though!

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Showing Local Asparagus on Black Textured Tile
Egg and Brunch Dishes

Asparagus With Poached Eggs Tuscan Style

This delicious egg dish can be served for a brunch, lunch or a light main coarse.  It’s very good! Makes 6 Servings 2 lbs. asparagus, trimmed (see below) 6 thick, large slices of country style bread 1 Tbsp. vinegar 6

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