Posts From Pat Crocker

Simmered Fall Suppers

October 1, 2014

Autumn rhythms bring us back into order, back into shoes, and back into the kitchen. Now is the time for hearty, bone-warming dishes and hardy herbs to season them. But wait.

Recipe: Pumpkin Pot

October 1, 2014

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘SIMMERED FALL SUPPERS‘. (Makes 4 to 6 servings) Ingredients 3 Tbsp coconut or olive oil 1 onion, chopped ½ red...

Recipe: Brambleberry Bumble

May 1, 2014

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘STALKING THE WILD FIDDLEHEADS‘. Bumble. It’s a word I’ve coined to describe berries baked with honey and a crumbly topping....

Recipe: Gathered Greens with Pickled Fiddleheads and Beets – Part 1: Pickled Fiddleheads and Beets

May 1, 2014

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘STALKING THE WILD FIDDLEHEADS‘. (Makes 4 servings) Ingredients 1 cup fresh fiddleheads 1 cup baby beets ½ cup apple cider vinegar...

Recipe: Wild and Spring Vegetables en Papillote

May 1, 2014

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘STALKING THE WILD FIDDLEHEADS‘. Both the French and Italians use this method to employ steam to cook poultry, fish, or...

Recipe: Gathered Greens with Pickled Fiddleheads and Beets – Part 2: Gathered Greens

May 1, 2014

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘STALKING THE WILD FIDDLEHEADS‘. Ingredients 2 cups fresh wild greens: dandelion, watercress, purslane, lambs quarters, mixed with spinach or mesclun...

Chocolate Apple Mousse Conserve

December 20, 2013

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN‘. Rich tasting, but not loaded with fat, this conserve makes a sweet-tart chocolate sauce and topping...

Polynesian Spice Blend

December 15, 2013

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN‘. I use cinnamon as a sweet flavouring in both sweet and savoury dishes. It imparts an...

Madras Curry Spice Blend

December 11, 2013

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN‘. SPICE BLENDS I found a well-stocked Indian grocery store on Gerrard Street West in Toronto with...

Mediterranean Pesto

December 10, 2013

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN‘. (Makes 2 cups) Ingredients 4 large cloves garlic ½ cup pine nuts or sunflower seeds 3...

Lemon Chutney

December 9, 2013

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN‘. (Makes 4 cups) Ingredients 8 organic lemons, scrubbed 2 Tbsp kosher or pickling salt 4 large...

Gifts From The Kitchen: Create Homemade Gifts That are Fun, Delicious, and Nourishing This Holiday Season

December 1, 2013

Related Recipe Books by Pat Crocker: 150 Best Tagine Recipes: Including Tantalizing Recipes for Spice Blends and Accompaniments Canning

Food Feature: Roasting the Harvest

October 1, 2012

I’m very fond of roasted vegetables, and now that cooler weather is drifting into the kitchen from outdoors, I am happy to fire up the...

Supercharged Summer Smoothies

July 1, 2012

Ice cold and bursting with flavour and nutrition, smoothies are the invention of enterprising California beach shack owners, who improved on the puréed fruit drinks...

Saucy Spring Flavours: Innovative Vegan Sauces

May 1, 2012

Innovative Vegan Sauces Transform Ordinary Dishes Into a Memorable Meal My goal when I wrote the Vegan Cook’s Bible (Robert Rose, 2009) was “to design...