Category Archives: Vegetables

Apple Cider Glazed Carrots

Elevate your carrots into this luscious plate of sweet, cider-glazed jewels – a stunning side dish. Bugs Bunny would approve. Carrots are a humble vegetable – the unnoticed wallflowers of the veggie world. Every garden grows them. Every market carries … Continue reading

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Sweet Corn Pudding – A Special Side Dish

Looking for a special side dish for your Thanksgiving feast? Or maybe just a way to enjoy the tail end of summer’s corn harvest? Sweet, creamy, and sunshiny – corn pudding will be that special side dish having everyone sneaking … Continue reading

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Summery Sweet Green Pea Soup with Dill, and a Bounteous Garden

This light and lovely green pea soup is wonderful hot or cold – a perfect summer meal. All you need is a bag of frozen peas and a bit of dill. So creamy, but not a drop of cream in … Continue reading

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Fresh Veggie Chow Chow

This isn’t any ordinary chow chow – it’s Veggie Chow! A tangy mix of crunchy, pickled fresh veggies that you can spoon into salads to add colour and zing, or pile onto a burger, or stir into eggs. Add it … Continue reading

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Easy Baked Caponata – a Sicilian Treasure

Caponata, a Sicilian eggplant and vegetable dish that’s a bit sweet, a bit tangy, and full of rich flavour, makes the best appetizer. A bowl of this in your fridge is like a stash of gourmet gold. When we were … Continue reading

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Spicy Zucchini Salsa

Make up a big batch of this zesty, spicy zucchini salsa to use the glut of zucchinis overflowing your garden, and you can enjoy the harvest bounty all winter long. (Skip to recipe) The Zucchini Monster has struck again! He … Continue reading

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Basil Beet Salad, Sauteed Beans, and Peas on Earth

Meet Eric and Ruby, of Peas on Earth, Alberta producers of exceptional organic produce, and have a taste of Ruby’s fantastic Basil Beet Salad, or a nibble of Sauteed Garlicky Green Beans. Passion and Love. Those are the two emotions … Continue reading

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Sweet Corn Bisque – a Bowl Full of Summer

Cheery sweet corn bisque is the essence of summer – all that golden sunshine collected in a bowl. I’m a garden eater. I love munching on fresh garden peas, and popping sun-ripe cherry tomatoes in my mouth as I stroll … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids: Sweet Potato Nachos

Load up a plateful of spiced Sweet Potato Nachos with all your favourite toppings for a healthy version of that popular southwest treat. Cooking With Meredith Oozing melted cheese, dollops of zesty salsa, olives, bacon, diced avocados, chicken – who … Continue reading

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Roasted Parsnip Fries with Spicy Orange Mayonnaise

If you’ve never had roasted parsnip fries you are in for a decadent fall treat. The natural sweetness in these root vegetables is increased to roasty-toasty perfection. Add a zesty orangy mayo and you’ll be gobbling down these fries before … Continue reading

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