Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Last week I spent a day with my family in the country, near New Norway, Alberta. The dogs ran around, we tidied up my maternal relatives' graves, picnicked, walked, talked, and I made a list of the names on the gravestones: Rudy, Signe, Dorothy, Edith, Gladys, Florence, Agatha, Anna, Julia, Sophia, Freda, Greta, Eva, Inger, Arthur, Walter, Esther, Oscar, Peder, Beatrice, Cecil, Ruth...
I love it out there -the calm of it and the time, as Mindy put it, to absorb "that windswept prairie beauty".
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Last week I lent a hand to C. and W. who were catering a wedding. It was held in an orchard in the Eastern Townships on a perfect August evening.
Beautiful food: salmon mousse canapés, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, ceviche, duck rillette with blueberry chutney, pork tenderloin stuffed with date, handmade wild mushroom ravioli...
We had fun.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Taverne Square Dominion. We had a really really nice supper there the other night under low light. It started with magnificent basil and rye cocktails and ended with a delicious sticky toffee mocha something. In the middle was a braising, a perfectly broiled fish filet, and an endive salad with roasted pecans and gentle Rochefort.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Roasted pork shoulder and a cabbage/carrot slaw. A joint effort toward a perfect summer meal made even more perfect for having enough to enjoy over a few days.
I can't speak about the dreamy pulled pork (a secret recipe) but I used this recipe from Jamie Oliver as a basis for the coleslaw. I've been getting into Jamie's America lately.
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