Asian Slaw with Sesame Dressing

I could eat this Asian slaw with sesame dressing every day. In case you didn’t notice, crunchy slaws are definitely popular at Kiku Corner this winter: see our other variations here and here. This one is colourful with Asian-inspired flavour combinations. The tangy dressing is not oily and holds up well against the fibrous cabbage.

Za’atar Spice Mix

Za'atar Spice Mix

Za’atar is a tasty spice mix commonly used in Middle Eastern cooking. We used to eat it, mixed with some olive oil into a paste, and spread on dough to make a type of pizza, manakeesh. It’s also great sprinkled on eggs, various vegetables, and as a spice rub for meat. The term za’atar can […]

Fennel Slaw with Garlic Dressing

Fennel is such a strange vegetable, all fibrous like celery but spicy like anise, and I never really gave it much thought. A few weeks ago Meinhilde brought home some fennel from her market, and I had no choice but to find a good recipe. This was also the same time that I rediscovered my love for crunchy […]

Sri Lankan Beet Curry

Sri Lankan Beet Curry

My parents took us to Sri Lanka back in 2004, and we spent about 10 days visiting Hikkaduwa and Kandy. This was where my love for string hoppers was born. There are many Indian restaurants in Toronto, but we know of only one Sri Lankan restaurant. Rashnaa is handily located on a bike path and […]

Lemon Dill Pesto

Lemon Dill Pesto

I find that bunches of dill I get at the market are often very big – too big to use up before it all wilts and goes icky. So why not make a batch of lemon dill pesto! If you don’t have any fresh chervil, you can add 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley instead, for […]

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