Roasted Pear Salad with Pumpkin Seeds & Chèvre

A robust winter salad can break the monotony of root vegetables and mash. This roasted pear over crisp greens salad with a sprinkling of seeds makes a lovely starter. We recently served this salad to a group of sixty, and it was so simple to do for a large group, but its taste and presentation…

Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

1 Garlic clove, pressed 1 T maple syrup 1 T Balsamic vinegar 1 T Red wine vinegar 1 t Dijon ¼ olive oil salt Whisk together until emulsified. Store covered in the fridge for up to a week. Click here for printable version.

Glazed Parsnips

This time of year, it’s all about root vegetables.  The more of them we eat, the better we’ll be able to handle spring when it comes.  Which is not today.  This is how Mom used to cook parsnips, glazed in a cast iron frying pan.  It is still my favourite way to eat them. Parsnips…

Butternut Cottage Pie

The feeling of sitting down to a meal of “comfort food” is exactly that, comfort.  The senses drag up old, comfy memories, of different times and places, but all of them bring us comfort.  In our childhood home, if we ever had a roast beef or pot roast for dinner, the next day one of…