Tastes of Summer

Herb Mustard by Maille & Pacific Snapper - Food Gypsy

Snapper with Herb Mustard Sauce & Summer Veg

August 19, 2013 | 4 Comments

Green mustard, fresh and colourful and perfect with fish.  Why does lemon get all the fish action when you have Maille’s Fines Herbes Mustard just waiting for you on your grocer’s shelves?! Mustard gets a...

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Grilled Vegetable Haloumi & Hummas Hoagie - Food Gypsy

Grilled Vegetable Halloumi & Hummus Hoagie

July 22, 2013 | 1 Comments

From our Tastes of Summer menu, the Grilled Vegetable Halloumi & Hummus Hoagie, great grilled flavour on a Meatless Monday. Sometimes it’s the simplest of ingredients that make the best meals.  What could be easier...

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Trini Roti - Food Gypsy

Trini Roti – Flavour from the West Indies

July 15, 2013 | 29 Comments

In a catering kitchen we’re not bound by static menus, each event we do has it’s own unique flavour, covering the globe from one side to the other.  One day I could be making a...

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The Lamburghini, A Great Canadian Burger

June 19, 2013 | 7 Comments

A Food Gypsy original, also the winner of Taste of Home Canada’s Burger-Off Contest, The Lamburghini tastes every bit as good and it sounds; now available in the convenient slider size. To say that I...

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Rhubarb Muffins - Food Gypsy

Rhubarb Muffins – The Last of the Patch

June 17, 2013 | 11 Comments

It was a slow start to spring in our little corner of the world.  As the last of the rhubarb patch goes to seed, I thought I’d take one more bite with these tasty Rhubarb...

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The Ollie Burger, Just for Dad

June 16, 2013 | 5 Comments

Dad is a meat n’ potatoes kind of guy.  On Father’s Day years ago Mom created a burger with all of Dad’s favorite proteins which quickly became legend, even appearing on the menu of  his...

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How to Coddle an Egg – Kitchen Basics

May 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

Summer salad season, time for homemade mayo and Caesar salad,  avoid upset tummies with a little food safety know how and a bit of kitchen expertise.  Tip 1: how to coddle an egg. As a brief follow up to our...

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Grilled Caesar Salad

April 29, 2013 | 2 Comments

The skies are blue and the snow is gone, it’s time to start up the grill and get cookin’!  Let’s start the season off right with a household favorite, a Grilled Caesar Salad. A little twist on...

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Cherry Clafoutis with White Chocolate - Food Gypsy

Cherry Clafoutis with White Chocolate

August 24, 2012 | 1 Comments

A little twist on a French classic, Cherry Clafoutis with White Chocolate made with the last of the summer cherries, the swan song of summer. It won't be long before we're awash with pumpkins...

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Fresh Summer Cornbread - Food Gypsy

Fresh Summer Cornbread

August 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The end of summer draws near and fresh corn stands dot the urban landscape. Ripe and juicy, ears of corn, wrapped tightly in their husks, make it home to be quickly boiled, buttered and...

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Reviewing the cookbook Grace's Sweet Life this week, we did a quick recipe test of Grace's Raspberry, Blueberry and Pistachio-Almond Crumble or as one might say in Italian: Crumble di Lamponi e Miritti con Pistachio...

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Adding to our essential sauces of the barbecue season with a tangy Chimichurri Sauce from South America. In it's native Argentina it is the quintessential condiment for grilled meats, an Argentine pesto if you...

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