A showstopper on the table, this was one of the lushest and best-received roasts I have made in ages, with the layers of flavour and texture bringing everyone back for seconds.
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The all-grilled salad has become a staple in our house over the years - it’s versatile, easy, has minimal cleanup, and of course, it’s right up our healthy-eating alley.
Here are five things to know about the haskap berry:WHERE ARE THEY FROM: Dark blue haskap berries are native to Russia and northern Japan and are found in the wild in Canada. Because they grow on the edge of swamps during mosquito season, they are not well known in this country, says Bob Bors, head of the fruit program at the University of Saskatchewan.
The first time I ate fresh soybeans was, naturally enough, at a Japanese restaurant. Known as edamame, the dish is a staple of Japanese restaurant menus.
Truth: What I knew about Ramadan and the foods that are eaten to break the fast previously could have fit in a grain of millet. But it’s never too late to learn, and nothing makes a culture more accessible than delving into its food.
Roasted chickpeas can be a surprisingly meaty snack. They also can be a delicious addition to grain and fresh salads, adding a savory, crunchy component to an otherwise humdrum dish.
On the surface, ramps are a lovely harbinger of spring, wild leeks that are unable to be cultivated, hence part of their mystique (think truffles).
They also are one of the first vegetables to appear in farmers markets and on chefs’ menus after a winter of tubers and citrus.
The Yukon Gold potato’s waxy, moist, yellow-tinged flesh is prized by chefs and home cooks for its flavour and versatility ‚Äî ideal for boiling, baking and frying as well as grilling, pan frying and roasting. It retains its yellow colour when cooked.
Here are some recipes to try using the potato, which was developed 50 years ago in Guelph, Ont:GRILLED POTATO AND ASPARAGUS SALAD
When we first encountered deep-fried, bourbon-soaked Twinkies, we were a little smitten. Until, that is, we realized we could do so much better.
In certain parts of the country, a good three-bean salad is almost always the anchor to a potluck or picnic, the kinds of gatherings where sturdy, crowd-pleasing, portable and frankly inexpensive food is wanted.