Author Archives: spicewife

Roasted Sumac Chicken with Za’atar and Lemon

I must be one of Yotam Ottolenghi’s greatest fans.  I love his style of middle-eastern fusion cuisine.  I own all six of his cookbooks, the most recent being Sweet, and I hardly ever make desserts but I had to complete my set.  My first purchase was Jerusalem and over the years I have filled in […]

Black Tahini — time for a new ingredient

Tahini made with white sesame seeds is something I always have on hand but black tahini is a novel item for me.  Not available in local stores, the only place I have seen it for sale is on Amazon.  I read an article recently The Ingredient No One Knows What To Do With Yet and […]

My Canadian Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Before you turn away from this post and say, why would I make a barbecue sauce with blueberries?  Aren’t they too sweet? Isn’t blue the wrong colour for barbecue sauce?  And my favourite complaint from my husband, I don’t like fruit sauces on my dinner.  Well, finding this recipe, Blueberry BBQ Chicken,  intrigued me for […]

Beautiful Russian Food

I had a wonderful opportunity to go to Moscow to attend a family wedding celebration, along with a group of Canadian and American family and friends.  Although Russia was never on my wish-list, here was a chance to go someplace that I may never have visited.  Moscow is a huge, modern city — we travelled […]

Super Simple Summer BBQ Trout

Every six weeks, the LCBO, Liquor Control Board of Ontario, publishes a free Food & Drink magazine…the day of release is marked in my iPad calendar and I look forward to perusing it from cover to cover.  I think most of the recipes in each issue are available on their website now, and I try […]

Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart

I love watching Ina Garten, a.k.a. the Barefoot Contessa, live on Foodnetwork TV.  She makes everything look so easy to do at home.  I have made lots of her recipes from lots of her books, and I must admit that every one has come out successfully. The appetizer that I am making today is based […]

Marvelous Maple Almond Butter

I don’t like peanut butter.  I like peanuts but I don’t like peanut butter.  However I love almonds and almond butter.  Especially this recipe where the almonds are coated in maple syrup, a little salt and then roasted, cooled and ground.  If you own a food processor or powerful blender, this almond butter is for […]