Tomato sauce

This sauce is so simple and so fresh tasting, even when you use canned tomatoes as I do this time of year. Use the best canned tomatoes available, preferably San Marzano. I don’t worry about making the sauce too smooth. Tomato sauce Adapted from Cucina Povera, by Pamela Sheldon Alberts Makes 6 cups 3 tablepsoons […]

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Poulet Provençal

It feels like capitulation to turn the furnace on so soon, despite the fact the first cold of the season has made its way into the house – a sniffling, hacking reminder to put a big pot of chicken soup on the weekend to-do list. The soup can wait till tomorrow. Today’s task is to […]

Tomato and pancetta bruschetta with goat cheese

A stroll through Montreal’s Jean-Talon Market this time of year can be a dangerous thing, especially if your hotel is several kilometres away and you walked. Best to bring a donkey or, a very big friend who owes you a very big favour. Bustling, crowded and packed with gorgeous produce, Jean-Talon is, I think, the […]

Gazpacho

Saturday was hot and muggy. The kind of day that makes it hard to imagine  it will get cold around here. But we’ve also lived here long enough to  know that  there’s a pretty good chance it will (in fact, I googled it and the average December sees zero (32 F) as a high. No […]