23 Sep 2015
The easiest dinners for me to cook happen when I go to the market; buy the best seasonal ingredients I can find, and just warm them at home on the BBQ. Montreal has lots of great little outdoor markets all over the city during the summer, but the two biggest – Jean-Talon and Atwater – are my favorites. A trip to the market can sometimes...
11 Sep 2015
Welcome to my new column for Solo in the City! Because the way to your partner’s heart is through his or her stomach, I’ll be sharing some simple, delicious recipes to help you out. First up: A nice steak. This is a really easy recipe to make at home. There is very little starch in this recipe (besides the pita chips in the salad,) so...
30 Mar 2015
Sundays are meant for champagne! What better way to welcome the start of a new week and possibly a new relationship than by raising a glass at brunch and toasting the day with your potential mate. Try these simply luscious recipes that are sure to keep them wanting more. If the date is still going at five, keep the champagne flowing and order pizza for...
23 Mar 2015
Ingredients 6 small new potatoes 1 large tomato 2 sprigs basil 1 shallot 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 oz. (60g) lettuce in season 1 pork tenderloin weighing about 1 lb. (450g) 1 egg 2 tablespoon flour 4 tablespoon breadcrumbs1 cup (25cl) peanut oil Preheat oven to 400 F (200C) Wash and wipe the potatoes, cut in...
21 Mar 2015
Ingredients 8 new carrots 4 new turnips 5 oz (150g) string beans 5 oz. (150g) mixed salad leaves 1 sprig basil 1 sheet ready-to-cook pastry 3 tablespoon granulated sugar 3/4 teaspoon ground pepper 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (150C) Wash and peel the carrots, turnips, and beans. steam for 10 minutes, and set aside. Wash and drain the sale leaves,...
18 Mar 2015
Ingredients 4 conchiglioni (large pasta shells) 7 oz. (200 g) cooked shrimp 2 tablespoons pesto 8 black olives 2 sprigs of basil 4 tablespoons olive oil Cook the pasta for 15 minutes in a large pot of boiling salted water to which you have added 1 table spoon olive oil. Rinse in cold water. Shell the shrimp, discarding the heads., and mix with the pesto....