Monthly Archives: December 2013

Weekly Menu for December 13th: Favourites

For the last major menu of the year, we revisit a few of the favourite dishes of the year. Fantastic fish, a winter version of customer favourite duck ravioli and roasted roots!

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Seasonal Produce December 13th 2013

Seasonal Produce Report — What’s Fresh December 13th 2013

The last major roundup of seasonal produce from the farmers market for the year and there is still a surprising amount of greenery available to buy. Things will get distinctly more ‘rootey’ in January and February, but for now, lets still enjoy what we have!

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Confit Duck Ravioli with Cranberries

Confit Duck Ravioli Revisited—The Winter Version

Back in July when we had long warm days and sharp gooseberries in the market I made a dish that would prove to be one of my customers favourites of the year. Confit duck ravioli with the sharpness of gooseberries to work with the rich fattiness of the duck. Now its the middle of winter […]

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roast mackerel

Roasted Mackerel with Potatoes and Shallots

Way back in March I made a dish very similar to this, lamenting the fact that I couldn’t get Mackerel and was using Bluefish as a (very fine) substitute. Recently I’ve been seeing more mackerel at market, so I’m very glad to revisit this dish

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Weekly Menu for December 6th: Broiled not Boiled

A nice post-thanksgiving menu this week, simple clean food that’s easy to cook, feels healthy and still delivers quite a tasty punch thanks to preserved lemons and smoked ham.

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Seasonal Produce December 6th 2013

Seasonal Produce Report — What’s Fresh December 6th 2013

As the frost starts to hit the fields, some of the fresh produce at the market is starting to look past its best. But don’t let looks deceive you; there are still plenty of incredibly tasty treats to be found!

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Smoked ham and Savoy Cabbage Hash with a Broiled Egg

Smoked Ham and Savoy Cabbage Hash with a Broiled Egg

Now we have had a good hard frost or two, it’s time to  really enjoy the best of the brassicas. Brussels sprouts, kale and cabbage all benefit from a hard frost; it cuts a little of the bitterness and gives them a little sweet edge. We’ll be using them a lot more over the coming […]

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Grilled Monkfish and Chard Tagine with a Simple Fennel Salad

Grilled Monkfish and Chard Tagine with a Simple Fennel Salad

After a good thanksgiving week of overindulgence I think we all crave a little bit of clean tasting food. Much as I love turkey with all the trimmings and its resulting tryptophan food coma, I need to have something lighter and sharp soon afterwards. But it’s still cold and wintry here, so hearty food is […]

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