Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pecans and Cranberries

Hello spring! I’ve been so looking forward to you! I’m sick of winter. Let’s be honest, I was sick of winter after the second day it was -10ºC in a row, let alone after a week of cold temperatures. Last year, I said goodbye to winter with the “Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring Salad” . This year I’m… Continue reading Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pecans and Cranberries

Insalata di Cocomero e Pomodoro (Watermelon Tomato Salad)

Pete and I have an ongoing debate on the word for “watermelon” in Italian. I favour the word Cocomero (co-co-mer-o) while he prefers Anguria (an-gurr-i-a). Both are correct and seem to be used fairly interchangeably. This, however, does not stop me from sending him photos of any products that say “cocomero” on them for watermelon. At… Continue reading Insalata di Cocomero e Pomodoro (Watermelon Tomato Salad)

Moroccan Lamb with Black Bean Mango Salad

Slow-cooked, braised lamb with Moroccan spices – is your mouth watering yet? What if I told you that this dish takes five minutes of prep time, cooks while you work, and gives you leftovers for lunches? I know, WOW! I’m not a big New Year’s Eve person, and I really dislike New Year’s Eve parties.… Continue reading Moroccan Lamb with Black Bean Mango Salad

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring Salad

Finocchio (fennel) is a vegetable that I do associate with Italy. Italians use every part of the fennel. Fennel stays pretty crunchy so it can be used in salads (even staying crunchy the next day), and can stand up to being roasted or grilled. The dried seeds are used for to spice porchetta. Upset stomach?… Continue reading Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring Salad