Koosa bi Laban

Koosa – Stuffed Summer Squash

Koosa is the Arabic word for Squash. In my parents home growing up we had two very distinct cultures blending my father’s Lebanese-Syrian culture and my mother’s British culture.  The...

Nana’s whipped shortbread

These quick and easy whipped shortbread cookies make a great addition to any celebration dinner. 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 3 tbsp cornstarch 3/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup softened unsalted butter, do not...
Blueberry Upside-down Cake

Blueberry Upside-down Cake

For the blueberries and sauce:   1/4 cup melted butter 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 cups blueberries 1 tbsp lemon juice.   For the cake:   1/2 cup butter, softened 3⁄4 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1⁄2 cups...

Lighten up your summer with a salad

The heat is on! This time of year begs for lighter nourishment and luckily, fresh from the garden or farm varieties are available and great options. DID YOU KNOW? Sunshiny garden...
A simple, fresh and zesty salad full of flavour and ready in less than 5 minutes.

Fennel and Blood Orange Salad

A simple, fresh and zesty salad full of flavour and ready in less than 5 minutes.   INGREDIENTS 4 medium-sized blood oranges 2 medium fennel bulbs sea salt to taste ground pepper to taste 1/4 cup...
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp, West Island Blog, West Island News, Recipes, Rhonda Massad

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Quebec strawberries and rhubarb sweetened with strawberry preserves under a topping of oats and honey. A great way to enjoy these two seasonal fruits. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Ingredients 1/3...

Spinach – Popeye was right!

I love to teach people how to fall in love with vegetables and the fact that spinach is so versatile and readily available makes it a super food that...

Cool as a Cucumber

The cucumber's many health benefits have long been underestimated. It is time we unleash their power and welcome their numerous offerings. At a mear 16 calories per cup, these super-hydrating fruits...
Meal Prep

Sunday Meal Prep Tips

I have childhood memories of my nonna as the empress of her kitchen chopping vegetables and bent over a cast iron pan with aromas of her scrumptious dishes filling...
Butternut Squash Soup, West Island Blog, Rhonda Massad, Winter soup, Holiday cooking, Vegeterian Meal, Healthy Food, Coconut milk

Pointe Claire cookbook raises more than $9,000 for WI Palliative Care Residence

The City of Pointe-Claire, is proud to announce that proceeds from the sale of Flavours of Pointe-Claire, in the amount of $9,150, have been given to the West Island...

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