In Retrospect

Smoke and sunlight In honour of my 50th post and over a year since I started the blog, here are some photos that did not make the cut (even though they should have) over the course of the last year. Poaching Atlantic salmon with herbs (shiso and basil) and chili Crisp roasted local black radishes….

Shopping for Possibility

A few weeks ago I took the opportunity to make a meal for someone special to me. The only budget and menu constraints I placed on myself were the limits of what I found inspiring. Bunches of peppery radishes sitting on ice, their stems coated in sand begging to be washed. Handfuls of oddly shaped…

Roast Ontario Beef Eye Of Round & Roasted Garlic

Roast beef like your mother used to make, only better. In that first 2 cm surrounding the rare centre you can taste the herbs: fennel and bay leaf, dry perfumey rosemary. A crust of spices and the chew of meat contrasted against the soft texture of local roasted purple garlic and the pulpy sweetness of…

Moments in Time

Here are some of my favourite shots from the last few weeks. They all capture moments in time: a convection oven exploding with steam. Sunlight leaking in through the window and shining on herbs that are resting on the stove. Rosemary stems pulled from the bunch and thrown into boiling pots. Thyme chopped into pieces…