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Windset Farms Recipe Round-Up

January 11, 2016

Happy 2016, all! I'm feeling optimistic about this year and looking forward to lots of great experimental cooking in the coming months. To start 2016 off right, I want to give a huge shout-out to Windset Farms and share my favourite Devour & Conquer Windset Recipes from the past year.

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Beef-Stuffed Roasted Peppers with Tomato Butter Sauce

December 7, 2015

I'm all about roasting up tasty dinners during the winter months, and this hearty Beef-Stuffed Roasted Peppers with Tomato Butter Sauce dish is just the thing to warm up a cold winter evening.

This recipe uses one of my personal favourite sweet peppers - Windset Farms Crescendo Sweet Pointed …

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Lazy Crock-Pot Mexican Chicken and Peppers

November 11, 2015

It's getting colder, darker and stormier out here on the west coast as the November chill sets in, and I'm currently all about easy-to-make meals that slow-simmer until dinner time. This recipe for Lazy Crock-Pot Mexican Chicken & Peppers is just the thing to pre-set to slow cook for hours to wa…

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Roasted Tomato Bread Cornucopia

October 9, 2015

I've been busy with some exciting life and food projects lately, but it's great to be back to share a fun Thanksgiving edible centerpiece recipe - Roasted Tomato Bread Cornucopia or Horn of Plenty. I've always loved seeing Cornucopias on Thanksgiving buffet tables, symbol of abundance and prospe…

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Savoury Tomato Mozzarella S'mores

September 4, 2015

Summer's coming to an end (sigh), but there's still one more weekend of celebrating to be had, so why not end off Summer 2015 right with some Savoury S'mores? Perfect for the campfire or barbeque, this recipe is a fun alternative to the classic sticky-sweet marshmallow S'more, instead using tiny…

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The Canning Kitchen Cookbook Review

August 25, 2015

It's time for another cookbook review and today it's all about empowering you to embrace the art of small batch canning. I'm joining a great group of food bloggers from across Canada as we try recipes from The Canning Kitchen by Amy Bronee and share our experiences working with this new canning …

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Fresh Tomato and Sweet Bell Pepper Salsa

August 19, 2015

We're well into summer now and it's a great time to eat ripe, fresh veggies raw instead of cooked. This Fresh Tomato & Sweet Bell Pepper Salsa is easy to prepare with no cooking or canning, packed with antioxidents, vitamins and is completely fat-free. The entire ingredients list is in the bowl …

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Urban Garden 2015 and a 'Grate' Little Giveaway

July 6, 2015

It's finally summer here on the west coast, and we went straight to the hot and dry stage early this year. Lawns are brown and crispy and unfortunately there are forest fires burning from Saskatchewan all the way west to Vancouver Island. The only things getting watered these days at my house ar…

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Bruschetta Salad with Garlic Croutons and Parm Crisps

June 12, 2015

It's time to fill our gardens and kitchens with fresh early summer herbs and basil season is in full swing, so it felt like a good time for me to create a basil-focused salad recipe with this Rustic Bruschetta Salad with Parmesan Crisps and homemade Garlic Croutons. All the flavours of a classic…

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Cucumber Tzatziki Dip with Mini Pita Chips

May 20, 2015

Springtime patio parties and lazy Sunday afternoons call for a fresh spring dip to snack on, and this Cucumber Tzatziki with crunchy homemade Mini Pita Chips is just the thing to share with friends and family.

This recipe uses fresh crisp mini cucumbers and I've chosen my favourite Windset Fa…

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Fresh Tomato Fruit Smoothie & a veggie giveaway

April 22, 2015

I'm back with another #WindsetWednesday recipe featuring Windset Farms fresh greenhouse vegetables. This recipe focuses on combining fresh tomatoes into a sweet and healthy fruit smoothie to start your day. This is also the last week to enter April's Windset Farms Spring Veggie Giveaway to win o…

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Windset Farms Spring Veggie Giveaway

April 6, 2015

Fill your kitchen with the freshest greenhouse vegetables this spring with my Windset Farm Spring Veggie Giveaway to win one of two prizes of a huge home delivery of Windset produce, along with some tasty-looking Windset swag, valued at $50 each (open to residents of Western Canada & US where Wi…

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Feel Good Cucumber Fruit Smoothie

April 1, 2015

Happy Windset Wednesday! The sun is shining out here on the west coast and it's time for a cucumber-based fruit smoothie with blueberries, pineapple and kale. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins and detoxifiers with no added sugar, this smoothie is also naturally gluten & dairy free and vegan/veg…

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Springtime Pickled Beet & Egg Spinach Salad

March 27, 2015

This just might be the most colourful, flavourful salad I've ever made - an Easter-themed spinach salad recipe with pickled beets and eggs from Ricardo Magazine and RicardoCuisine.com.

Ricardo Larrivee is, of course, one of Canada's culinary heroes and his magazine Ricardo and website Ricardo…

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West coast farm-to-table dining at Radius Food Co.

March 16, 2015

When I first heard word of the March 2015 opening of Radius Food Company, Central Vancouver Island's newest local restaurant, I was immediately intrigued. It's the kind of fresh, farm-to-table British Columbia cuisine I've been craving, and instead of opening hours away in a Vancouver, Victoria …

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Ugly vegetables are coming to Canada

March 13, 2015

Back in July a video from a French grocery store chain went viral around the world as Intermarche launched an Eat Ugly Vegetables campaign, encouraging people to purchase and eat blemished and misshapen fruits and vegetables (at a discount) to reduce food waste. And now Canada is joining in the …

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Help God's Little Acre Farm feed those in need

February 4, 2015

God's Little Acre Farm in Surrey, British Columbia is a beautiful thing - a volunteer-run farm that grows food for those in need. And they grow it well - in the past four years they have donated a whopping 420,000 pounds of fresh, BC-grown produce to those less fortunate.

And they're just get…

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Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

January 28, 2015

It’s almost time for Superbowl watching (and snacking), and I’ve got a new recipe for your game day appetizer menu – Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps using Windset Farms Delicato Living Butter Lettuce. All the flavours of your favourite buffalo wings wrapped up in a healthier yet tasty package that k…

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Twisty Cucumber Salad

January 7, 2015

Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to the months ahead, filled with cooking exploration as I learn new techniques and create fun recipes here on Devour & Conquer. To offset the treats and holiday dinners of December, let's kick off the first Wednesday of 2015 with an entertaining and healthy sala…

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Fresh Roma Tomato Marinara Sauce

December 10, 2014

 

It's another Windset Wednesday here on Devour & Conquer and today I'm focusing on Windset Roma Tomatoes and sharing a recipe to create a from-scratch, homemade Fresh Tomato Marinara sauce.

Using ripe Roma tomatoes rather than canned brings subtle sweetness and a big burst of fresh flavour to th…

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