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Hello My Name Is… Radish

A weekly instalment of what’s seasonal. When it comes to radishes, I like to keep things simple. And raw. No braised radish with rabbit quenelles for me.  This post is more of a reminder to eat radishes than a recipe, per se. Radishes are available and inexpensive year round.  It’s easy to forget that they […]

Hello My Name Is… Green Bean

Every Saturday, check in to find out WTF is in season and WTF to do with all that local goodness. So the good news is that this bean salad is a stunner. The bad news? You probably don’t have hazelnut oil kicking around and therefore this recipe will give you sticker shock. Hazelnut oil is […]

Hello My Name Is… Nettle

Every Saturday, check in to find out WTF is in season and WTF to do with all that local goodness. This week, I set about gathering stinging nettle (or stinging metal as a certain Lastborn calls it).  Nettles are full of vitamins and because they are one of the first greens available each year, they […]

Hello My Name Is… Rhubarb

Every Saturday, check in to find out WTF is in season and WTF to do with all that local goodness. When I was very young, my neighbour had a rhubarb patch in her backyard and she taught me how to sit on the front stoop with a small bowlful of sugar and dip a stalk […]

Hello My Name Is … Fiddleheads

Welcome to a new weekly blog feature! Every Saturday, check in to find out WTF is in season and WTF to do with all that local goodness.  This week… Fiddleheads. At this time of year, Ramps (aka wild garlic) and Fiddleheads duke it out in a veritable West Side Story brawl. They vie for the […]

Hello My Name Is… Asparagus

Welcome to a new weekly blog feature!  Every Saturday, check in to find out WTF is in season and WTF to do with all that local goodness.  Asparagus – people either love it or hate it.  Interestingly, many people who hate asparagus, love the soup recipe I’ve included.  And now, without further ado, over to […]

Children’s Fest launches with a bang

She Who Must Be Obeyed (but rarely is) blogs about food, travel and homeschooling five kids at travellargefamily. On May 24, you’ll find her dispensing travel tips at the Westboro Brainery. The 31st installment of the fabulous Ottawa Children’s Festival is kicking off.  Back in the day when I only had three kids, we used to […]

Ramp season is in full swing

Ramps, also known as wild garlic, are one of the most prized foraged foods.  In Quebec, they’re somewhat of an obsession.  As a result, the plant has spent the last 20 years on the vulnerable species list, a fact that makes harvesting more than 50 bulbs illegal in that province.  But there’s gold in them […]