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From the Garden – Green Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette

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When I planted our salad green seedlings I vowed to let them grow for one month undisturbed before starting to snip away at them. Let them put in some good roots, enjoy sunshine, drink rain, and nuzzle with bumble bees. But I’ve been greedily eyeballing them every day and they’ve been teasing me by growing […]

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Living Salad Bowl

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What I’m most excited about in our garden this year is our tub of salad greens – a living salad bowl. I wake up every morning and peek out the window to make sure its survived a night of critterdom. Kensington Market has an incredible selection of herb and vegetable seedlings at great prices. They’re […]

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Labour of Love – Fava Beans

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Next in the seasonal parade of local produce are fava beans. These silky green beans come in a large thick pod, nestled in downy white lining. They are hella labour intensive to prepare, but well worth it. Favas, sometimes called broad beans, are also available dried and canned but I never bother with these, they’re […]

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Tabbouleh Mutation – Roasted Beet, Kale and Bulgur Salad

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I wanted to make something with bulgur that wasn’t tabbouleh, or at least not regular tabbouleh. Tabbouleh is the Middle Eastern salad of parsley, mint, tomato, and bulgur. The interesting thing about it is the proportions – herbs are the main body of the salad, and bulgur is used scantily, almost as a garnish. I […]

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