Seasonal Recipes

Asian Noodle Salad

This spring/summer salad is a favourite at our house. It features two powerful members of the cruciferous family – cabbage and broccoli. It makes a ton but it always gets eaten. If there are any leftovers it still tastes great the next day.  125 g (¼ lb or 4 oz) uncooked whole wheat pasta or […]

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Watermelon Salad with Goat Feta and Mint for One or up to Eight

It’s official, its watermelon season! Why watermelon is so good for you and How to pick a good watermelon.   Watermelon Appetizer for One I first had this app at the Lake Jo Club in the Muskokas and since then have Mairlynized it. It is all about how much you want – so use as […]

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    A little backgrounder or is it a little backyarder? As one of the official harbingers of spring, rhubarb is on my list of “I’m so excited to be eating what’s growing in my backyard ” Technically its growing in my neighbour’s backyard……..but, thankfully,  they share it with me. Luckily for everyone concerned this […]

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Recipes demmed at the Royal Winter Fair, Saturday, November 3, 2012

Recipes from: The Vegetarians Complete Quinoa Cookbook by the Ontario Home Economics Association, edited by Mairlyn Smith PHEc  Harvest Dinner Fall and Winter recipe by: Mairlyn Smith PHEc This colourful all-in-one dinner is a great fall or winter family friendly dinner. Easy to make, this dinner can be on the table in about 30 minutes. […]

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Adult’s Only Pasta Sauce – fall and winter

Adult’s Only Pasta Sauce from: Ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health and don’t forget the chocolate! recipe by: Mairlyn Smith (that would be moi!)   You looked at the anchovies in the recipe and are thinking aren’t they those teeny fishy things I pick off pizza? Before you get your plaque engraved with Guru of Gourmand, […]

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Grilled Eggplant with Tapenade (Summer)

  I love the different varieties of eggplant available at my local farmer’s market. No need to salt – they’re all young and tender! 1.5 lb (750 g) assorted varieties of eggplant 2 -4 large cloves garlic 12 sun dried black olives, pits removed 4 large sun dried tomatoes packed in olive oil 4 capers […]

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