Wednesday Night, Pasta Night

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Kathy Jollimore Make Wednesday night pasta night. Toss together grilled vegetables, local sausages, fresh herbs, and pasta for a quick late summer meal. Grilled Vegetable and Sausage Linguine 4 servings Prep Time: Less than 30 minutes Total Time: Less than 30 minutes 2 tbsp olive oil, plus more to serve 1 small eggplant, sliced in…

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Easy grilled bread

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Kathy Jollimore This easy grilled bread recipe, covered in salty olive tapenade and Gruyère cheese, is the perfect summer appetizer. Grilled Olive and Cheese Bread 4 servings Prep Time: Less than 30 minutes Total Time: Less than 30 minutes 1 baguette, halved lengthwise Olive Tapenade (see Here’s How) 2 cups Gruyère, shredded Directions: Heat a…

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Perfect summer treat

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Although shortcake is traditionally made with tea biscuits, in this recipe I’ve used a crispy, chewy meringue as its base. This is an easy yet impressive dessert that is the perfect summer treat alongside a chilled rosé sparkling wine. Strawberry Shortcake Pavlova 6 to 8 servings Prep Time: Less than 30 minutes Total Time: More…

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Peach, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Salad

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Based on the famous peach pizza at Halifax’s Morris East, this simple summer salad has local peaches at its heart. For a warm version, grill the peaches just before serving. Peach, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Salad 4 servings Prep Time: Less than 30 minutes Total Time: Less than 30 minutes 6 peaches, quartered 125 g…

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Go Gourmet with Summer Pâté

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Impress your guests with a creamy chicken liver pâté. It’s not only flavourful, but very easy to make. It makes a great accompaniment to a summer charcuterie board or serve it with crackers or slices of toasted baguette.  Chicken Liver Pâté 6 servings Prep Time: Less than 30 minutes Total Time: More than 3 hours …

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Beef takes centre stage

While lamb shanks take centre stage on many restaurant menus, beef shanks are less widely seen. A slow braise in a Korean-inspired sauce transforms this inexpensive cut into a tender, flavourful filling perfect for ssam-traditional Korean lettuce wraps. Use any of your favourite toppings but don’t forget the kimchi, rice, and homemade saam sauce. If…

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Add spice to the barbecue

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Kathy Jollimore | Cooking Class This spiced and braised lamb dish is perfect as a filling for pitas, especially when served alongside lebneh (strained yogurt). You can also serve this recipe over rice or couscous. Lebanese Spiced Lamb 4 servings Prep Time: More than 3 hours or overnight Total Time: More than 3 hours or…

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Terrific Tacos

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Though often overlooked, cheaper cuts of beef like skirt, flank or blade steak make the perfect base for tacos. Simply marinade, grill on a hot barbecue then top with this smoky charred tomato salsa. Next Week We get inspired by Pipoli Aglianico del Vulture, a robust red from Italy’s Basilicata province. Occasions Recommends Villa Maria…

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Ribs and Whiskey

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Jameson and Ginger 1 1/2 fl oz Jameson Irish Whiskey 4 fl oz local ginger ale Lime wheel Directions: Fill old-fashioned glass with ice. Add whiskey and ginger ale. Stir to combine. Garnish with a lime wheel. Bee’s Knees 1 1/2 fl oz Jameson Irish Whiskey 1/2 fl oz honey 1/2 fl oz fresh lemon…

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