Tastes of Summer

Dutch Baby Pancake with Summer Fruit - Food Gypsy

Dutch Baby Pancake with Summer Fruit

July 10, 2015 | 15 Comments

Weekend indulgence.  Dutch Baby Pancake with Summer Fruit, a flan-style brunch or late night snack that induces a carbohydrate coma and yet feels healthy because hey, there’s fruit. I’ve never understood the name Dutch Baby Pancake...

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Loaded Baked Potato Salad - Food Gypsy

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

July 9, 2015 | 9 Comments

Love baked potatoes dripping with sour cream, covered in bacon bits and chives?  Me too!  That’s why Loaded Baked Potato Salad is always a big hit at our house. A summer staple, served warm Loaded...

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Mexican Grilled Corn Salsa, Lead - FG

Mexican Grilled Corn Salsa

June 29, 2015 | 4 Comments

Tangy spice and fresh flavour, Mexican Grilled Corn Salsa a summer condiment for added dimension to burgers, salads and tacos. Things I love about summer cooking:  cooking outdoors.  From appetizers to mains and everything in between.   Reasons every...

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Bright and well balanced, this Tex Mex Potato Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette snuggles up perfectly with a grilled fresh chorizo, or spicy grilled chicken.  A true taste of summer. Looking for a new potato...

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Packed with bright citrus flavour, Caribbean spice and finished with a kick of fresh fruit.  Mojo Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa; fresh summer fun with a hint of Cuban cuisine.   With borders now re-opened to...

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On this Fun Food Friday, it’s casual backyard entertaining at it’s best.  Nothing says summer quite like a night around the fire, a few good friends and a Gourmet Hot Dog Bar!  Weekends were made...

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Nectarine & Bocconcini Salad - Food Gypsy

Nectarine and Bocconcini Salad

August 4, 2014 | 3 Comments

Sweet and savory Nectarine and Bocconcini Salad.  A vivid taste of summer with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, nectarines and basil served Italian style, lightly dressed and ready in ten minutes. Craving summer I tossed a few...

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Eh One Candied Canuck Burger - WFC Suppied

The “Eh One” Candied Canuck Burger

July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A gourmet burger recipe from the 2013 World Food Championships, the “Eh One” Candied Canuck Burger was my turn in for the World Burger Championship finals in Las Vegas using the secret ingredient, A.1. Steak...

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Grilled Nova Scotia Lobster Rolls - Food Gypsy

Grilled Nova Scotia Lobster Rolls

June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brush with garlic butter, grill to a crispy golden brown, add a hint of lemon and you’ve created a contemporary classic, Grilled Nova Scotia Lobster Rolls. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make the biggest...

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Maple and strawberry, a simply irresistible combination.  Heighten the natural acidity of the berries with lemon, underscore the herbal nature of maple with cardamon, and shed new light on a humble Maple Strawberry Shortcake.  ...

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Pie in a Jar, Three Ways - Food Gypsy

Pie in a Jar – Three Ways

January 7, 2014 | 4 Comments

Three simple ideas for individual pies, fresh from the freezer, anytime.  Perfect for a picnic or outdoor entertaining, Pie in a Jar is my favorite do-it-yourself idea for rustic weddings and outdoor parties.  Don’t stop...

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Sweet Summer Fruit Cobbler - Food Gypsy

Sweet Summer Fruit Cobbler

August 23, 2013 | 1 Comments

We only have three months of summer, and yet natures gives so generously in that short time.  As fruit ripens across the country, it’s time for a taste of summer, ripe and delicious, and oh...

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