Recipe Category: Appetizers

Broccoli and Cheese Bites

Broccoli and Cheese Bites
9 Aug

These savoury morsels are made in a mini muffin tin, so the scale is easy to imagine. They make use of fresh garden broccoli — when it’s ready to pick you have to use it all quick! Broccoli and Cheese Bites will be a hit at summer parties, but they’re also nice in the cold…

Kohlrabi and Potato Cakes

Kohlrabi and Potato Cakes
30 Jul

When our kohlrabi is ready for harvest, it’s got to come out of the garden before it gets woody on the bottom. So we’re always keen for a variety of ways to use it. These Kohlrabi and Potato Cakes make a great appetizer, or a nice finger food for summer parties. Ingredients: 3 medium kohlrabi…

Sautéed Pac Choi

26 Jan

Happy Chinese New Year! If you’re looking for a simple side dish for your Chinese New Year gathering, this is your ticket. This dish needs only a few ingredients, yet packs a ton of flavour. If you planted pac choi in your winter garden, grab a few from outside, sauté, and serve along rice and…

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

bacon wrapped asparagus recipe
6 Feb

Everything tastes better with bacon – especially home grown asparagus picked fresh from the garden. This Bacon Wrapped Asparagus recipe is quick to prepare, easy to produce, and can be prepared ahead of time for a BBQ party or in an oven. Ingredients:  1 1/2 pounds asparagus spears, trimmed Olive oil for tossing Pepper to taste 4…

Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

This Tomatillo Salsa Recipe is a great side dish for any southwestern style meal, and it’s a nice way to use up tomatillos, which seem to ripen all at once at the end of summer. Combining the green tomatillos with the red and yellow tomatoes makes it both tasty and eye-catching. 3 Tbsp olive oil…

Salsa Verde Recipe

Salsa Verde (literally “green sauce”) is the most popular condiment in Mexico, ubiquitous on restaurant tables around the country. Good salsa verde recipes are easy to make, and nearly all the ingredients can be grown in the home garden. Ingredients: 15 tomatillos, halved 1-2 jalapeno peppers 2-3 cloves garlic 1 white onion, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup…

Cheesy Nutty Kale Chips

1 bunch kale, washed and dried 1 cup cashews 1/2 red bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, chopped into large pieces 1 clove garlic, peeled 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/3 cup nutritional yeast 1 lemon, peeled, cut into wedges, and de-seeded Flavour Paste Cover the cashews with water in a small…

Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips

Wondering what to do with a mountain of zucchini? Dig into the pile and create a healthy treat to snack on. 125 mL (1/2 cup) white vinegar 125 mL (1/2 cup) water One medium zucchini 7.5 mL (1/2 Tbsp) sea salt 30 mL (2 Tbsp) olive oil Large bowl Dehydrator Slice one small zucchini into…

Cabbage Pakoras Recipe

Cabbage Pakoras Recipe
29 Sep

The ingredient list for this Cabbage pakoras recipe may not be immediately familiar to you, but they are all readily available these days. You may not use very much ajwain, but it is one of the essential flavours here. When it’s called for, it’s worth having on hand. Try these savoury snacks with tamarind chutney…

Hummus with Beets

Hummus with Beets
29 Sep

We like to make a batch of this recipe every time we make regular hummus, tabouli, and other Mediterranean salads. This colourful Hummas and beets recipe adds colour and playful flavour offering a nice contrast to the meal. 540 mL can of chickpeas 3 cloves garlic, peeled 3 beets, peeled, diced, and cooked 62.5 mL (¼…

Bittersweet Winter Veggie Wrap

29 Sep

The end of winter is bittersweet. It spells the end of cold, crisp days, but it’s also the beginning of gardening season, and what could be better than that? This Bittersweet winter wrap uses some of the storage vegetables from last fall and adds some fresh, spicy and slightly bitter mustard greens to the mix….