{Dining in: Garlic scape pesto feta potatoes and a Double Berry Rhubarb Crumble}

Garlic scapes are popping up all over the Farmers Markets right now. What are they you ask? They’re curly green shoots that grow from garlic bulbs that have a distinct garlicky taste that is milder than garlic bulb. And my favourite way to use these are to make a garlic scape pesto (inspired by Dinner with Julie) Its … Continue reading

{Dining in: Green tea soba noodles w/ black sesame pesto and spring vegetables}

I’ve been suffering a bit of a “cooking block” lately. Feeling lazy and uninspired in the kitchen and wanting to dine out more than usual. One sure way I put a spark back into my creativity is to hit up the specialty/ethnic grocery stores or the Farmers Market for a new item I’ve never cooked … Continue reading

{Zucchini, proscuitto & basil pesto flatbread and hazelnut chocolate french toast with peach slices}

I had a craving for pizza tonight (a craving I get about once a week) but didn’t want to buy any ingredients, so I made due with what I had at home.. First I defrosted 2 ovals of naan bread I had in the freezer (I always keep some in there for sandwiches and flatbreads). … Continue reading

{Recipe: Pesto vs 2.0: Garlic Scape Pesto}

What a wacky looking plant! These garlic scapes are the curly tendrils that grow out of young garlic. Saw these on my SPUD order (organic groceries delivered to my doorstep every week). One of my resolutions this year was to try cooking with new ingredients, so I bring to you, Garlic Scape Pesto. Garlic Scape … Continue reading

{Dine in: Homemade basil pesto inspires a pasta dish}

This past weekend I went to the Calgary Farmer’s Market. Here were my purchases: Lovely cherry tomatoes, fresh mint and basil, cucumber (mini and large one for juicing), juicy apricots. Why buy pesto when you can make it at home. It’s SOO easy to make and tastes so much better than any store-bought stuff, plus … Continue reading