Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Dorie Greenspan talks up 6 things you should be baking, but aren’t, and shares a granola cake

The annoying thing about Dorie Greenspan is that no matter how much you don’t like to bake, aren’t good at baking, don’t even want to bake... If you listen to her long enough, you’ll find yourself hankering to get your hands into some flour, certain even you can whip up some laborious, glorious baked treat. Her can-do attitude is that infectious.

Hundreds of varieties of heirloom vegetables, herbs being offered to consumers

LONDON, Ont. — It’s obviously incorrect to say heirloom vegetables are “new” to Canadian kitchens. But it’s fair to say the interest in them “has increased very dramatically over the last decade,” says a spokesman for the Organic Council of Ontario.

:Recipes for roasted rutabaga, tomato tart, stuffed squash, Boston Marrow pie

Roasted Rutabaga With Guinness Glaze
Guinness, a dry Irish stout, gives the already slightly peppery rutabaga a mildly bitter edge that’s tamed by the addition of brown sugar. As the rutabaga cooks, the Guinness evaporates and the olive oil gives the turnip a glossy finish. Use smaller, unwaxed rutabaga for the sweetest flavour.
175 ml (3/4 cup) Guinness
45 ml (3 tbsp) olive oil

FALL BAKING: Recipe for salted caramel pumpkin buns

A pumpkin pie. Rolled up in a cinnamon bun. Do we have your attention yet?
That’s right... We took our autumn baking to a delicious new level by combining two classics, then topping them with an intensely good homemade caramel sauce spiked with flaked sea salt for added oomph and to contrast to all that sweetness.

Premiere issue of Ricardo magazine launches in English Canada on Monday

TORONTO — After publishing a food magazine for 13 years in French, Ricardo Larrivee is launching an English version.

10 Things: Thinking beyond mashed with 10 fresh ways to use butternut squash

Just as you’re finally finishing up the mounds of zucchini that have haunted you all summer, autumn’s overabundance of butternut squash hits you. Time for some fresh ideas.

Tasty treats without dairy or gluten: Recipes for pizza, muffins and pumpkin pie

Sweet and savoury treats that are gluten-free and vegan don’t have to lack texture and flavour. Ashley Wittig has created a range of mouthwatering recipes in “Bunner’s Simple and Delicious Gluten-Free Vegan Treats,” co-authored with partner Kevin MacAllister. The cookbook is based on recipes served to their customers in Bunner’s Bake Shop, which has two locations in Toronto.

AUTUMN EATS: Recipe for apple-sausage stuffed twice-baked sweet potatoes

Apples and sausage and sweet potatoes, all baked up together. Does it get more wonderfully autumnal?

Versatile chicken chili can also be used for pizza, burritos or pasta sauce

Home economist Emily Richards suggests spending some time in the kitchen on the weekend preparing food that can be used for meals later in the week.
The recipe that follows is for chicken chili. Richards, also a recipe developer for Longo’s, advises cooking chicken for an entree to serve with pasta, potatoes or rice plus extra for the chili when the oven is on.

ROSH HASHANA: Recipe for apple-honey kugel

Similar to a bread pudding held together by a rich, creamy custard, our apple-honey kugel is a perfect dessert for fall, as well as a fine dish for your Rosh Hashana table. The tart apples lend a gentle sweetness and bright flavour complemented by raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Feel like mixing it up a bit? Additional fruits and some toasted nuts would fit right with the rest of the recipe.

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