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Make these eggs

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   Breakfast is my favourite meal.  I eat it all day long – seriously, today I have only eaten breakfast foods. Maybe that’s why I’ve been posting a lot about breakfast lately. While I recently advocated for beans and dark leafy greens to start the day – and I still…

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For the love of leeks

A few weeks ago I bought some beautiful small leeks at the Thunder Bay Country Market.   They sat in my fridge for two weeks. Now, I love leeks.  That soft, delicate, creamy onion-y flavour makes me terribly happy. Fact is though, I am often at a loss as to how to use them, and they sit around…

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Caramelized Leek, Onion, and Shallot Soup

How to: Caramelized Leek, Onion, and Shallot Soup

When the weather gets cold, there is nothing like a rich soup to warm you up. My friend Meredith once commented sautéing onions is the best cooking smell there is. This soup takes that to a whole new level, and the leeks are the star. The leeks are roasted to add smokiness and the onions and shallots are sautéed with butter. Then some vermouth and heavy cream gets introduced and everything comes together.

Leek and Celery Root Soup

How to: Leek and Celery Root Soup

How to: Leek and Celery Root Soup Print Recipe Leek and potato soup is delicious, but can be a little heavy. This is a fresh light take on leek and potato soup using celery root (also known as celeriac). Celery root is similar to a potato, but lighter and more fragrant. This puréed soup is…

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Leek and potato bake

How to: Leek and Potato Bake

Leek and potato. A match made in heaven. This dish is sort of like a deconstructed gratin with the flavour of leek and potato soup, and all with a lot less work! This is great for lunch, or as a side dish.

Savoury Leek Tart

How To: Savoury Leek Tart

Leeks are the love child of onions and butter. Tender and fragrant, they are the perfect filling for a savoury tart. For lunch, as an appetizer, or mini tarts as an hors d’oeuvre, a leek is delicious. Easy and quick to make (the pastry needs no resting time!) you can have this tasty vegetarian dish on the table in the oven in 30 min.

brioche au chocolate

Stop eating sugar for breakfast!

Stop eating sugar for breakfast.  This seems like a crazy notion.  Especially for a baker.  I’m not saying give up sugar, just don’t start your day with it.  For a number of years I worked behind a desk.  In the morning I got up, got ready, ate something sweet – including sweet tea, drove to…

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Starting with a bowl – again

My dear Start with a bowl readers, You may have noticed my absence from the web lately.  There has been a lot of change going on this foodie’s life.  For a while it seemed like ‘start with a bowl’ was replaced by ‘start with a box.’ Yes, I packed my whole life, and Thom’s into…

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Eat what you find

Eat what you find.  In Canadian urban cities this is a strange notion. In many parts of Canada, including parts of Newfoundland, this idea is ingrained.  I have spent my life walking into grocery stores and buying whatever I want or need.  I never gave it much thought and it was rare that I couldn’t…

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