Shrimp & Veg Enchiladas in a Cheesy, Roasted Poblano Sauce

This dish is not very in-tune with the season as the cooking parts will heat your kitchen up on the QT and takes a bit of forethought (those poblanos don’t roast themselves), but we’ve had a few chilly days here in the Kawarthas, my BFF was visiting and doesn’t often get to eat shrimp, and…

Tomato and Feta Galette

I wasn’t going to post a recipe for this galette because I feel like my galette recipes are pretty formulaic and, well, they are: Pastry + cheese + some kind of alium + some kind of herb or herb mix + fresh veg on to top = galette. That said, I had posted a pic…

Veg Tian with Turkish Eggplants

I have been dreaming of veggie tian since I was first gifted with four gorgeous Turkish eggplant plant bébés at the beginning of the growing season. Unfortunately, the squirrels keep getting at them and I’ve been worried that we would never get to tian-making, but I sent a couple of plants away to the boarding…

Sheet Pan Piri Piri Chicken and Veg

ALL of my focus of late has been on prepping for being a vendor at our local folk festival.  The last time I did any such thing was at least two lifetimes ago and, while some of it is coming back to me like riding a bicycle, I did forget just how much work is…

Spicy Zucchini Fridge Pickle

Last week, knowing I wanted to make zoodles to go with the Trapani style pesto I made, I requested zucchinis from the market fairy (my daughter) and, boy howdy, did I get zucchinis. It seems zucchini season is in full swing. Now, prior to making the zoodles to go with the pesto (which is a…

Trapani Style Tomato and Mint Pesto

Pesto should be a no-brainer as far as summertime staples go, but truth be told, I don’t make this type nearly often enough. Like its greener cousin, it’s simple to make, has relatively few ingredients, can be served hot or cold and, even though some would condemn me for screwing about with something so simply…