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Roasted Vegetables with Lemon and Thyme

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From the archives ….

You may look at this recipe and think, “Radishes? Roasted? Really?” and you wouldn’t be alone. I was dubious too. The carrot and parsnip make perfect sense. We know, and love them, as roasted, deeply caramelized jewels alongside many winter dinners. But radishes? Aren’t they for spring crûdites plates or for salting and eating straight from garden? Apparently they are fit to be roasted and taken beyond salads. Who knew?

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Green Goddess Smoothie

Green Goddess Smoothie

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I’m new to the world of juicing. I still don’t have a juicer, just a very powerful blender that looks at fruits and vegetables, laughs and then promptly liquefies them. I’ve never understood taking all of the fiber out as a juicer does. The blender method ensures you have a thick, smooth fiber filled drink that has the goodness and benefit of the whole fruit and veg. You might be thinking, “Spinach? No thanks.” But honestly, it’s basically flavorless. What really rings through in this recipe is the lemon and ginger making it a fresh, bright tasting drink that gives you the benefit of a big salad plus fruit, add chia seeds and you’ve got some protein too. It’s fresh and light and a great way to start your morning or to fill the gap between meals.  (more…)

Blackberry Smash

It’s deadly hot out. Even out of the city, as we are this weekend, it’s hot. Admittedly the weekend, as documented on Instagram @beesarebest, has been spent mostly like this:

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Hollandaise Sauce (and Salmon Eggs Benedict)

We’ve talked before about how poorly I keep journals? How I have great intentions and find fresh stationery thrilling, but never follow through? Yeah, seems that I’m the same way with keeping a calendar too. When I’m at work, I live and die by my calendar – I am almost always early for meetings and I faithfully record everything so I’m on time, well prepared and everything is accounted for. As soon as I leave the office, all that goes out the window. Somehow I have managed to be a busy person with lots of ideas, places to be, people to see, all by essentially winging it. How is it possible that I’m ever in the right place at the right time? And possibly more important: What does this have to do with Hollandaise Sauce (and Salmon Eggs Benedict)? (more…)

Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Garlic

Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Garlic

I have a confession of sorts. It may not come as that much of a surprise, but I pretty much philosophically believe that most things, savoury things, are easily improved with the addition of olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. It’s a magical combination that serves all manner of things. Potatoes? Check. Steak? Check. Chicken? Come on now, that’s too easy. Pasta? For sure! Fish and seafood … sorry, what was that? I couldn’t hear you over the sound of my own gurgling salivation. (more…)