Last Minute Recipe Suggestions

Who’s ready to celebrate?  With all of my 175 students’ assignments, exams and final marks finally submitted–I am now officially on holidays until 2011–whoo hoo! That makes me one very celebratory gal.  Par-tay, I say!  And how about having everything all ready to start cooking my big holiday meal? Um, no. (Insert sheepish expression here).   “Mum, did […]

SOS Apples: Greens with Roasted Beet, Apple and Almond Feta

After the excesses** of the recent long weekend here in Toronto, I felt the need for something more ascetic. I was craving something light, clean and (yes) green: a salad! And I knew that my salad had to contain apple. I got this recipe from a cookbook I’ve had for years–a decade, almost–and from which I have never […]

Flash in the Pan: Freshly Dressed and Saucy

[Sometimes, you just want to eat something now.  I’ve decided to offer a mini-post every once in a while, for a dish that comes together incredibly quickly or else is so easy to make that no recipe is required. Here’s today’s “Flash in the Pan.” (For other FitP recipes, see “Categories” at right).] [Uber creamy–with […]

Warm Dandelion-Potato Salad

To me, summer means potato salad season. And coleslaw season, and watermelon season, and ice cream season, and gin and tonic season. . . but primarily, potato salad season.  So, quick: when you think of potato salad, what type do you think of? Well, there are the “smooth and creamy potato salad” people.  There are the “tangy, […]

Bittersweet Salad with Apples and Dandelion Greens

  Why, oh why did I choose Sundays? What was I thinking?  I must have been on a chocolate high at the time and totally out of it.  Otherwise, why on EARTH would any sane person choose Sunday morning to track her weight loss (which, at this point, is actually a misnomer; for, as of this morning, I am now […]