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Appetizers and Sides

Appetizers and Sides

Dill Pickles

October 3, 2016

It is quite easy to make pickles and they taste much better than those sold at the grocery store. They contain less salt, no colors or questionable ingredients. You can grow dill in your garden, it will be ready to harvest in August and September, along with pickles. I find my pickling cucumbers in public markets, I make a recipe with dill and a recipe of bread and butter pickles. Ingredients: 4 pounds Kirby or Persian cucumbers (No.…

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Appetizers and Sides

Simply Natural Organic Sriracha Sauce

A new duo of Sriracha sauces is available at Costco for $8.99! The sauces have a very fresh, natural taste, and are very versatile. It’s obvious that I prefer a homemade sauce, but sometimes we lack time to cook or we don’t have all…

July 13, 2016
Appetizers and Sides Health Tips

How to Cook with Garlic Scapes

Do you cook with garlic scape? Consumed for centuries in Asia, the Mediterranean and in Eastern Europe, it is gaining popularity in Quebec. It is sometimes available at the grocery store, but to buy larger quantities at a cheaper price, the best…

July 6, 2016
Appetizers and Sides

Garden Salad

A great summer dish directly from the garden, this salad is composed by the first harvest. You can use the leafy greens you have on hand and add thinly sliced cucumber, onion, pepper. This year, I replaced the green kale by the red…

June 25, 2016
Appetizers and Sides

Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint

This Mediterranean salad is very summery and tasty. I advise you to assemble it just before serving to prevent it from becoming soggy. Watermelon is the most lycopene-rich food, a powerful and important antioxidant in the prevention of some cancers. It…

June 8, 2016
Appetizers and Sides Main Dishes

Brussels sprouts salad with avocado and blood orange

The delicious main-course salads at Mandy's on Crescent Street in Montreal are very inspiring. Here is a very nourishing version rich in vitamin C, folate, fiber and antioxidants. Mandy's is a must for lunch if you 're in the area!

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