Sherbanu’s Red Lentil Dal

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I’ve always thought that comfort food is some dish you remember from the past – probably sweet – that makes you feel cozy and cared for and maybe sleepy. I’m Canadian, so I should be craving poutine or Nanaimo bars … Continue reading


Homemade Tomato Ketchup

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Why on earth would anyone bother making their own ketchup? That is the question that Jamie Oliver asks in the introduction to the recipe in his lovely book, Jamie At Home. He calls it a ‘treat’ to be able to … Continue reading


Caprese Salad

caprese salad

This is a simple salad to take advantage of tomatoes at the height of their season. If you can find heirloom tomatoes, they taste better, so use them. Fresh mozzarella is best here—I can’t even imagine using a rubbery ball … Continue reading


Zucchini Boats

In the summer, when anyone you know who gardens is trying to foist bushels of zucchini on you because they planted three zucchini seedlings instead of only one, remember this recipe. Some of the ingredients: I ate my zucchini boats … Continue reading