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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Tuscan la cucina povera or poor kitchen recipe, using budget ingredients to make substantial hearty food for hard-working farmers.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

So romantic. Home-made chocolate-flavoured pasta with gorgonzola, walnuts & fresh pear is an unusal dish of luxurious flavours and velvety, crunchy textures. Best make the pasta together, the sauce is done in seconds.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Chef Sean OConnor transforms a world-class chocolate into a romantic, velvety work of art. Then adds an almond cookie.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

You would never believe cooked beets and cake dough could create such a decadent and moist delectable cupcake. Add vanilla bean mascarpone frosting and tasting is believing.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Chef James Szutarski s go to meal after a day traveling around the Tuscan Hills and a quick trip to the local market for the freshest ingredients.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Struffoli are a classic Christmas dessert, typical of Naples but widespread throughout Italy with different names according to the Region.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Chestnuts are part of an Italian Christmas. These appetizers are a great way to start the feast, scented with rosemary, all encased in a smoky, pancetta crust. Topped wih a drizzle of honey.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The secret in this succulent Lasagne is using mortadella instead of minced meat–making for a ligher dish that s flooded with flavour. A perfect Christmas Day lasagne, when Italians usually like to keep things light.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Pandoro literally means golden bread. The star of any Italian Christmas dinner when you know how to dress it properly. Creamy, sweet, luxurious and fruity.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Italian comfort food at its best. Pasta parcels all smokey and buttery topped with fragrant herbs. And better yet, this dish takes under ten minutes to prep.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Move over prosciutto! Pairing canteloupe with smoked salmon instead is a remarkable dish, perfect for a light lunch or appetiser.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Zingy & creamy, packed full of nutrients, anti-oxidants and a great taste. Spelt, an ancient grain, is a possible substitute for those intolerant to gluten, because it s easier to digest.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Bumper crops in B.C. are bringing us beautiful stone fruit: peaches, nectarines, apricots and plums.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Peaches are vitamin-rich sunshine bundles with natural sweetness. Try these four delicious ways to get the best of the summer harvest, using the same four ingredients; oat flakes, yogurt, and honey.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Crostini Polenta and Mushroom Sauce. Let the festivities begin.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Celebrating our local producers & fresh seasonal harvest. This nutrient-rich salad is great for a lighter meal or as a side… even for breakfast!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Celebrate the BC fruit harvest with these petite dairy-free, nut-free and gluten-free gems are perfect for breakfast, snack-time, or as a raw dessert.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

B.C. peppers are in! There’s no simpler, better way to elevate the flavour of these beauties, than by charring them on a barbecue, then tossing with extra virgin olive oil, garlic salt and pepper.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

To celebrate this year’s harvest of local BC Peppers, here’s a quick and easy dish the kids will love. Who can resist eye-catching pepper “boats” floating on top of meaty goodness?

Thursday, June 30, 2016

All the rage in Italy at the moment, Strawberry Tiramisu is a seasonal adaptation of the unforgettable coffee and chocolate classic version. Take advantage of sweet summer fruit, with this easy-to-make twist on an old favourite.

Monday, May 23, 2016

It’s barbecue season. A perfect recipe for Father’s Day so dad to show off his skills. Nothing like the smell of a grass-fed ribeye steak filling the garden. From Messinger Meats, locally raised at Peony Farms, Lacombe.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Make the family a lasagne in minutes. It’ll taste as good as if you spent a whole day cooking with Nonna.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

This classic Neapolitan pastry is an Easter tradition, now eaten all over Italy for breakfast and at lunch. If you soak the wheat yourself it takes a couple of days, so we recommend buying it in a jar to make life much easier.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

If you haven’t tried it, you must. Halloumi cheese on the BBQ is nothing short of exquisite.

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