Lavender Ice Cream With Caramelized Apricots

Hello everybody! Summer is almost coming to its end and yet it’s hot in Toronto! It’s still time to refresh yourself with ice cream and I have a great recipe for you! I love using herbs and flowers when making desserts because I find that it gives a unique flavor and it makes the dessert…

Goat Cheese & Herbs Triangles

Hello everybody! I have really been into appetizers lately, but after the spreads come filo pastry! These appetizers are very easy to make, full of flavor and are a great summer recipe. The filo pastry is filled with a mix of goat cheese, herbs like mint, parsley, basil and cilantro, and a little bit of…

Sardines Spread

Hello everybody! It’s time for another spread! Last time I shared with you one of my favorite tuna spread and this time it’s sardines. I’m completely in love with these types of spread as they make a great appetizer in the summer. No cooking needed and it’s very easy to make as well. Sardines are…

Salmon With Peaches, Thai Basil & Chili

Hello everybody! Today’s recipe is part of the Foodies + challenge for this month. Foodies + is a Google plus community I’m part of, for those who don’t know yet, and they organize food challenges every month. This time, the challenge was to use only 5 ingredients: seafood, herb, alcohol, fruit, chili and for seasoning…

Smoked Salmon Canapé

Hello everybody! The beautiful weather continues in Toronto and I really wanted to make another appetizer recipe that would be perfect for this summer. You already know how much I love smoked salmon and what a great addition it makes to any appetizer. This canapé recipe is very easy and quick to make and is…

Mâche Salad With Blue Cheese, Pecans & Radicchio

Hello everybody! A beautiful weather means that the salads are coming back! After the cold storm week we had previously in Toronto, I’m adjusting to the heat and here is my first fresh salad recipe of the season. This mâche salad is very fresh and flavorful and this is a very easy recipe to prepare….

Basil Pasta With Vegetables

Hello everybody! Let’s welcome Spring in our plates with this very colorful dish! This pasta recipe is an inspiration from a dish my dad used to make for us and that I always loved. He used to make his own pasta, but don’t imagine Italian pasta making here! We never had any pasta machine so…

Peppers In Tomato Sauce

Hi everybody! Time for a healthy and colorful recipe! Summer is the best time of the year when it comes to vegetables and it would be too bad to skip on these gorgeous and delicious summer veggies! One of my favorite vegetables during summer is peppers because they come in sunny colors and they are…

Blood Orange Sangria

Hi everybody! Summer is almost there and it’s so hot in Toronto already! So it’s time to get refreshments ready and one of my favorite during summer is sangria. It’s not too strong, not too sweet and perfect for parties. I love both red and white wine sangria but my favorite always is white wine….

Lavender Madeleines

Hi everybody! Today I’m revisiting a classic French pastry, the very popular madeleine! Traditionally it is flavored with lemon or orange zest, but today we are going to give them a taste of summer with some lavender. I bought some edible lavender flowers last summer when I visited Terre Bleu Lavender Farm (you can read…

Tomato, Basil & Mozarella Savory Cupcakes

Hi everybody! It’s time for another recipe perfect for appetizers or brunch: savory cupcakes! They look fancy and are absolutely delicious! Spring and summer are times of celebrations, so if you are celebrating something and wants to make a DIY appetizer, this recipe is for you! It’s easy to make and will be ready in…

Strawberry Charlotte

Hello everybody! I know it has been a long time, but I am finally back with a sweet & delicious recipe for the summer! Have you ever heard of strawberry charlotte? well, this is the ultimate  easy and refreshing cake for your next party! Using the oven when it is warm outside is a big…