Local Dish Category

Posted On February 1, 2019By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Island Dish: Tomato & Pomegranate Salad

by Laura Waters, Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts –  I don’t know where the time has flown! It seems like only yesterday I was taking the Christmas decorations out, hosting dinner, putting everything away and now it is the middle of January. Both my boys are choosing to go vegan, so my traditional cooking is being challenged. Looking for substitutes for butter, milk and eggs was my first test. So many things I cook use either one (or all three!) of these ingredients. I never liked the texture of tofu,Read More
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Posted On December 31, 2018By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

A Warm Meal for the New Year

by Jordan Caldwell –  Here is a recipe to warm you up from the inside out! While you let the short ribs braise, you can set your New Year’s Resolutions and pack away Christmas décor. The liquid that you are braising the short ribs in can be used to make a sauce by simply adding a slurry (1 tbsp cornstarch to 3 tbsp water) to thicken it and then drizzling it over the entire meal. I used butternut squash in this recipe, but you can utilize any squash you prefer.Read More
by Laura Waters, Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts –  I love a traditional Christmas dinner as I find it the easiest dinner to cook. I can prepare so much ahead of time so I can enjoy the meal and the day. I make the stuffing the day before, wrap it in cheesecloth and cover it in the fridge. Then when I stuff the turkey I just put the cheesecloth in the turkey. It makes the stuffing so much easier to get out of the turkey later. If you have gluten-freeRead More
by Jordan Caldwell, Training by Tara Brunet –  This is a very concise recipe with simple knife skills involved. Feel free to prep the ingredients the evening before, and throw into the crockpot in the morning before heading to work. You’ll come home to the aroma of hearty beef, rosemary and red wine.  Step 1: Starting with the carrots, I personally don’t peel them and just give them a good scrub, especially when working with a stew. You are going to “tip + tail” the carrots, slicing the top andRead More

Posted On September 28, 2018By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Island Dish – Blackberry Apple Vegan Crumble

by Laura Waters, Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts –  What an incredible summer we’ve had! The bounty from the garden is abundant everywhere. Blackberries have flourished throughout the heat; they are my favorite berry. What a wonderful addition to a salad. At the recent Flavour Trails gala dinner, my salad incorporated 13 elements from the garden with a splash of roasted blackberries on the side for flavour and colour. I also use roasted blackberries in salads and sorbets in the summer. Roasting the blackberries on a cookie sheet for 10Read More