A little twist on an old favorite, Rhubarb Ginger Crisp takes my Grandmother's recipe and adds a layer of Asian flavour; the tartness of rhubarb and the heat of ginger against a brown sugar crumble.
We are lousy with rhubarb, big ripe juicy stalks of it in one long row in sun. Over the weekend we enjoyed the backyard and a few steaks, and I simply could not resist making something fresh from the garden, thus the Rhubarb Ginger Fizz was born.
A quick green side for spring - Asparagus, Snap Pea, New Potato & Fiddlehead Sauteé. Serve warm or cold, a simple medley of spring produce.
Easter at Chez Gypsy, by Chef B: green salad topped with seared duck breast, truffled potatoes & mushrooms, sometimes it's the simplest of meals that make the most memorable moments.
A simple pasta soft, unripened cheese, lots of healthy grilled vegetables, a hint of garlic scape and a blast of balsamic reduction. Serve hot or cold, as a starter or a main for lunch or dinner. Grilled Vegetable Pasta with Bocconcini & Balsamic Reduction, as easy as one, two, three... four.
In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, a little taste of Ireland, straight from the rugged western shores and the storied medieval Ashford Castle, Chef Stefan Matz' Char Grilled Scallops with Bacon and Sweet Potato Lemon Thyme Champ. Comfort and complexity.
For Parental Unit to post on Facebook wall of delightfully sullen teenager in hope deliciousness, our Savory Waffle Benedict. (note to Teen Chef: life gets better after high school and cooking is a piece of cake.) Happy Mothers Day.
Fried Rice is typical vegetarian food in Thailand - packed with crisp vegetables, a hint of pineapple a dash of chili and topped with a fried egg. The yoke then spills into the rice making it creamy and rich, on top of all of that tangy, tasty, spicy rice.
Enoki Phở - in a chanterelle enriched, clear vegetable broth. Delicate, Asian, light.
This month we're getting a jump on spring with 'VEG HEAD' month, a little tribute to the produce section and all things fruit & veggie related, starting with the most basic of basics - vegetable stock. Two applications; one rich & hearty the other clear & delicate.