Recipe: Pan-Seared Duck Breast with Autumn Apple Compote

If you’re looking for a delicious homemade meal (that isn’t turkey) this Thanksgiving, you must make this Pan-Seared Duck Breast with Autumn Apple Compote. This elegant main is a fun alternative to make and is suitable for serving a small crowd. While the duck is perfect on its own, the addition of a simple apple compote with autumn spices really makes this recipe extra special for the season!

Recipe: Grilled Seafood Salad

Celebrate the bounty of the Pacific Ocean by making this delicious recipe for Grilled Seafood Salad. A variety of local seafood is marinated and grilled over a barbecue before being tossed with a homemade chimichurri sauce. You can serve this salad can be served as a main dish or as a side dish and is guaranteed to impress your friends and family this summer!

Recipe: Grilled Zucchini & Burrata Salad

This grilled Zucchini & Burrata Salad is a great way to celebrate the summer…and zucchini season! Fresh zucchini ribbons are grilled to perfection and are dressed with a delicate vinaigrette. Topped off with creamy burrata and lots of fresh basil, this is a recipe that everyone will enjoy!

Chef Spotlight Series: Israel Alvarez Molina, Maiiz Nixtamal

In our Chef Spotlight Series, we were able to catch up with Israel Alvarez Molina, the Chef behind the insanely delicious corn tortillas that are Maiiz Nixtamal.  Israel grew up with an appreciation for fresh, high-quality food visiting markets with his mother and grandmother. From there, at 19, he completed a two-year program at the Centro Universitario de Artes Culinarias, in Mexico City and continued that training in Spain at the Centro Superior de Hosteleria de Galicia.  After his four-year education, he was Chef de Cuisine at Pujol Mexico City until life brought him to Vancouver Island to make the tortillas he’s loved his whole life!

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Chef Spotlight Series: Sarah Maw, Friends of Dorothy (FOD)

Leading the kitchen of Friends of Dorothy is Chef Sarah Maw. Sarah is young, female, and queer, which makes her an anomaly in the world of chefs. She’s an ambitious Chef who regularly enters culinary competitions, and motivates her team to get creative in the kitchen! We caught up with Sarah as part of our chef spotlight series to learn more about her and how to make her perfect Lamb Merguez Meatball!

Recipes: MINI eggs for MAXimum enjoyment!

We all know spring is coming when those chocolate mini eggs appear in multiple forms in almost every store in town. Small, cute, incredibly delicious, these colourful chocolate eggs should come with an addiction warning. As much as you might enjoy eating mini eggs on their own, just try adding them to your baking and your taste buds will hit a whole new level!