Za’atar Eggplant Dip

Za’atar is a Middle Eastern blend of herbs and sesame seeds that is most commonly blended with olive oil and spread on pita dough, then baked in a hot oven. This perfect little crispy, savoury treat is a breakfast favourite. Aromatic with oregano, thyme, summer savoury and sesame seeds,...

Jordanian Zarb Burger

When exploring food from around the world, you see things that you think are distinctive to a specific country. Pizza is Italian. But if you travel down the Mediterranean, you find manakeesh across the Middle East. A stretched dough, topped with a variety of meats, herbs, spices or veggies...

Cranberry Apple Chutney

With all of the baking and daily recipes (yes I’ve crafted most of my Tasting Peace Advent recipes on the fly each day), I’ve had to try to find time for other Christmas-related things. My Christmas dinner is in a couple of days so I thought I’d get a...

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

I have made a twist on the favourite chocolatey spread before with maple syrup and walnuts, but I thought I’d do the traditional hazelnut. Thinking that the recipe would be somewhat similar, I proceeded. Because hazelnuts have a slightly different oil content than walnuts, it required some minor adjustments,...

Caramelized Onion Dip

I’ve been a little more nostalgic than usual and was struck by a flavour combination the other day when I had some caramelized onions lingering in my fridge (which is always a good idea. It can go into all kinds of things and add tons of flavour) and I...

Coffee Ketchup

Besides the myriad of great caf├ęs where I live, I order my beans from a coffee roaster a few hours to the south of me, Roast Coffee and Tea. The roaster/owner Nez Hewitt is a kind, beautiful person who started in one of the farmer’s markets in Calgary. She...

Primetime Lime Thyme Apples

This is a beautiful way to savour the flavours of autumn and into winter with a quick glazed apple scented with thyme and tart lime. It’s great over a decadent mac and cheese, over grilled chicken or fish or as a topping for crostini. Save Print Primetime Lime Thyme...