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Friday 5 – Yes, it’s back!

4 Jun

By Chris Garbutt

Back to start your weekend off right. Check these out:

1. Grill brownies? Yes you can!

2. In China, what do they call Chinese food? Well, they call it food. If I ever get to go to Beijing, I definitely have to visit Roast Fish Legend.

3. The case – from a vegetarian no less – for a carnivorous environmentalism. Key quote: “Eat less meat. Eat better meat.”

4. While they’re still in season, try making a shaved asparagus pizza.

5. Strawberry Risotto? Are you kidding me?

Friday 5 – What to do with spring vegetables

29 May

By Chris Garbutt

It’s been a while, but I thought it was time for another Friday 5. Vegetables are finally fresh again! So let’s look at five links on what to do with them:

1. Radishes. Radish, Boursin & Chive Tartines.

2. Spinach. Italian Sausage & Spinach Pasta.

3. Asparagus. Well, you can make Chicken, Feta and Asparagus Salad for yourself. Or maybe an Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Lemon Pasta. Of course, you can eat it on its own, but can you eat it with your fingers? Forget all that, just grill it already!

4. Scallions. Make pancakes! Yummy!

5. If you can find some really really fresh peas (I might be pushing this one in Toronto right now), try this one.

Oh, all right…

Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a big fan of rhubarb. But it is a classic spring vegetable, so enjoy. Just don’t ask me over:

Rhubarb Soup

Orange-Rhubarb Compote

Rhubarb Cobbler – I think this would be amazing with any fruit, by the way. If you substitute, please ask me over.