Celery, Apple and Fennel Salad

If you’re craving something crunchy, savoury and fresh, then this salad is perfect for you.  Fennel, celery and apple have such subtle flavours that when they’re combined together, they make for a crisp, refreshing salad.  I’ve tweaked the dressing a bit to add a little bit of that something, something, in the form of fish… Continue reading Celery, Apple and Fennel Salad

Smashed Berries Spritzer with White Rye and Rhubarb Bitters

We visited friends of ours just outside of Toronto and they took us to Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers.  Dillon takes local fruit and grain and turn them into spirits.  They make rye, Canadian whisky, vodka, gin, bitters and fruit spirits.  We didn’t take a tour of their distillery when we visited, but we sure came home… Continue reading Smashed Berries Spritzer with White Rye and Rhubarb Bitters

Strawberry and Blueberry Fruit Salad with Honey, Mint and Brandy Syrup

Hosting a dinner party is a bit of a challenge for me.  That’s because I usually like to make everything myself – from the appetizers to dessert! Recently, we hosted a dinner party with two of our guests who are gluten intolerant.  I came up with the appetizers, first course and main course just fine.… Continue reading Strawberry and Blueberry Fruit Salad with Honey, Mint and Brandy Syrup

Larb Gai (Thai Chicken Salad)

We tend to eat salads for lunch during the week to make up for all the rich foods we end up eating on the weekends! And recently, I’ve been switching from cobb to Greek salads for our lunches.   Arkadi, being the good husband that he is, gladly eats whatever I serve him.  As for… Continue reading Larb Gai (Thai Chicken Salad)