Chopped Canada Season 3, Episode 16: Macaron Crusted Pork Tenderloin Skewers

The appetizer round ingredients for episode 16 consisted of cassis flavoured macaron (one faux pas I heard during the episode – at least ONE contestant (a professional) pronounced it MACAROON.  If you’re in the culinary industry, shouldn’t you KNOW it’s… Continue Reading

Chopped Canada, Season 3, Episode 10: Mountain Tea and Salmon Sausage Pizza?

So the contestants only had 20 minutes to complete the appetizer round on episode 10.  I say screw that.  I’m going to take my time if I were given the following ingredients:  mountain tea, graffiti eggplant, salmon sausage and barbecue… Continue Reading

Chopped Canada Season 2, Episode 23: Chicken Sliders with Parsnip and Cabbage Slaw

For the appetizer round, the mandatory ingredients were chicken breast, stout, parsnip and jelly rolls.  A little bit weird, but not a complete throw-off.  Not that difficult to figure SOMETHING out, either.  What I’d make would be sweet and sour… Continue Reading

Roasted Tomato, Onion and Cheddar Bread with Brie, Steak and Red Pepper Jelly

I don’t know if it’s the weather, or just my mood, but lately I’ve been in the mood for home-baked breads and rich snacking foods.  This particular recipe is actually a three-part recipe, as it includes the bread itself (which… Continue Reading

The Perfect Hors d’oeuvres: Mini Crab Cakes with Aioli

During party season, we often find ourselves entertaining friends and family. That being said, we usually try to find quick, easy-to-make, attractive hors d’oeuvres to feed our hungry guests. Crab cakes, before cooking My mini crab cakes pack all the… Continue Reading

Perfect pastry appetizers, just in time for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is approaching, which usually means holiday parties being hosted and attended. Whether you’re hosting a thanksgiving dinner, or going to friends’ or family’s to celebrate the season, little home-baked appetizers are always appreciated.  Today I have the perfect treat… Continue Reading

Peaches: A seasonal favourite for more than just pie!

If I had to choose one favourite Ontario farm-fresh product during the summer months, I would have to give it to peaches! Ontario peaches are a sweet, healthy way to compliment a summer meal.  Peaches are little nutritional powerhouses, rich… Continue Reading