Posts Tagged "Basil"

Jalapeno Compressed Watermelon Salad Recipe and a Quick Bonus Appetizer

Posted by on Jul 28, 2012 | 4 comments

Jalapeno Compressed Watermelon Salad Recipe and a Quick Bonus Appetizer

I love a good watermelon salad, especially for summer dinner parties.  Not only are they juicy and refreshing, they’re also economical and easy to throw together.

The obvious challenge of serving watermelon is that it’s watery.  If I served the watermelon as-is on a plate, it’ll get weepy and dilute the other flavours. 

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Watermelon Jalapeño Cocktail Cooler Recipe for Summer

Posted by on May 11, 2011 | 2 comments

Watermelon Jalapeño Cocktail Cooler Recipe for Summer

Sure, I adore my classic craft cocktails but I won’t turn down large-batched, fruity cocktails either. No, I don’t mean the syrupy concoctions swirling around in frozen margarita machines.

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Prosciutto Wrapped Broccolini with Basil Crisps Recipe

Posted by on Nov 24, 2009 | 14 comments

Prosciutto Wrapped Broccolini with Basil Crisps Recipe

This simple dish bursts with the flavours of Italy. Its inspiration? The many memorable cured meats I experienced during my travels through Florence and Venice.

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Pappa Di Pomodoro – Italian Bread and Tomato Soup Recipe

Posted by on Nov 5, 2009 | 12 comments

Pappa Di Pomodoro – Italian Bread and Tomato Soup Recipe

Buongiorno, my loves! I’m currently en route from Marseille to Florence by train.

I’m elated to present Elaine from The Italian Dish , to share her traditional Tuscan soup recipe.

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Grilled Corn and Chili Lime Soup Recipe: Salute, Summer Market

Posted by on Oct 2, 2009 | 18 comments

Grilled Corn and Chili Lime Soup Recipe: Salute, Summer Market

I’m reminded time and again of how fortunate I am to be surrounded by an abundance of fresh, local produce in Vancouver.

Utterly. Undoubtedly. Grateful.

Granted, fresh farm produce is not readily available year-round and does come at a cost.

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Olive Stuffed Leg of Lamb with Fig and Cherry Compote Recipe and Alfresco Vancouver

Posted by on Aug 27, 2009 | 17 comments

Olive Stuffed Leg of Lamb with Fig and Cherry Compote Recipe and Alfresco Vancouver

Last night, I attended an impromptu conceptual event called Alfresco Vancouver where 60 strangers congregated in a public space and dined pot-luck style. The lively, communal event contrasted against the brick-paved urban lot in the heart of trendy Yaletown.

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