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!

by Nevine El-Chibini 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...

Cool as a Cucumber

by Nevine  El-Chibini 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...
Fresh Produce

10 Tips for Keeping Produce Fresher Longer

Wasted food puts a strain on our budget and forces us to shop more often. What causes produce to spoil quickly? Ethylene gas is produced normally by fruits and vegetables as...
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...
Grilled peaches

Grilled peaches with ice cream

The peaches are finally here!! Nothing quite like a fresh peach that has not travelled a zillion miles to get here and has that odd texture that I can...
Canada Day Dessert

10 delicious desserts to make this Canada Day

These red and white delicious Canada Day treats will make you say Ohhh Canada! 1) Flag Cake http://www.kraftcanada.com/recipes/canadian-flag-cake-86399 2) Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles http://go.shr.lc/2tyI4zA  3) Chocolate Covered Pretzels  http://littlemisskate.ca/recipe/canada-day-dessert-idea-chocolate-covered-pretzels/#_a5y_p=5240839 4) Kit Kat Cake http://littlemisskate.ca/recipe/kit-kat-canada-day-cake-recipe/ 5) Cheesecake bars http://www.onceuponacuttingboard.com/2013/06/canada-day-cheesecake-bars.html 6) Toque cake http://www.foodnetwork.ca/shows/great-canadian-cookbook 7)...
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...
Delicious, Maple Grilled Cheese, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, News, West Island News, Maple Syrup, Cheddar Cheese, Breakfast, Brunch

Delicious Maple Grilled Cheese

Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 2 slices hand-cut sourdough bread 3 slices extra sharp cheddar cheese thinly sliced 2 tablespoons pure Canadian maple syrup Instructions In a medium skillet, melt butter; add two slices of bread...

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