Preserving the taste of summer

There is nothing like a jar of preserves to bring back summer memories. The harvest can be transformed into relishes, pickles, jams, jellies, chutneys or simply canned to be enjoyed in the months ahead. If you decide to tackle this satisfying culinary feat, your kitchen will be fragrant with the smell of spices bubbling on […]

Tomatoes just say ‘summer’

To a Canadian, the flavour of a just-picked garden tomato says ‘summer’. It has an intensity of taste and a sweetness unknown to the supermarket variety. The garden tomato is simply, slurppily delicious. Recently, my son brought me a bag of his ‘just picked’ tomatoes, both garden ripe and green. The red jewels were just […]