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Fried Green Shiny Tomatoes

I was first intrigued by fried green tomatoes after reading the book Fried Green Tomatoes and seeing the movie. The book has a recipe for authentic southern fried green tomatoes, which I have since adapted. Continue reading


A Mad Hatter Tea Party

Shiny Tomato has been a little quiet lately. That’s because we’ve been busy vacationing, stampeding in Calgary, attending family reunions and having a Mad Hatter Tea Party. Our annual family tea parties have been happening for over 15 years and are a summer tradition. Our Mom always hosts them in her serene yard and the setting is so perfect you might think you’re in a movie set. Continue reading

Rosemary Shortbread

Rosemary shortbread is a delicate balance of sweet and savoury and a solid accompaniment to a cup of tea, a mug of coffee, a glug of eggnog or a glass of sparkling wine.

Kels introduced to this rosemary shortbread recipe to me years ago at a Christmas party. I haven’t looked back – or made another type – since. Continue reading

Red Willow Sunrise Cocktail

This delicious cocktail conjures up images of the beautiful Alberta prairies. It was concocted by Steph, Jake and I one hot summer day in homage to Red Willow, a community in the County of Stettler, Alberta, where musky Red Willow grows in abundance and the sunrises and sunsets take your breath away. Continue reading

Warm Kale Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing

No one needs to tell me twice to eat my Brussels sprouts. Even as a kid I liked them. I first tried this incredible salad at the Oakwood Canadian Bistro in Vancouver, BC. They change their menu seasonally and this precious salad is off the menu. So, I set out to recreate my own version. Continue reading

Lemon Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Arugula

In Vancouver, we’re still waiting for summer to arrive. Deciding to take back summer, we’re heading to the beach for a picnic. Pasta salad is always a great thing to pack along and I hit the Farmer’s Market this morning looking for some inspiration.

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Kale Pesto with Almonds

It occurred to me recently that kale would be a great base for pesto. This idea also occurred to numerous other people as there were tonnes of recipes for kale pesto online. I’m a little slow to the kale game. Always trying to use up what I have on hand, I followed my general rule of thumb in terms of proportions for pesto. I wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading