Posts From Pat Crocker

Lemon Seasoning

April 3, 2015

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Lemony Herbs Add Zest and Zing to Spring Meals‘. This lemon blend may be added to soups, dips, sauces, and...

Recipe: Garlic Peanut Sauce

October 1, 2014

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘SIMMERED FALL SUPPERS‘. (Makes 1 cup) Ingredients 1 cup salted peanuts 3 cloves garlic 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1 onion,...

Recipe: Steamed Vegetables and Rice

October 1, 2014

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

Recipe: Black-Eyed Pea Paella

October 1, 2014

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘SIMMERED FALL SUPPERS‘. (Makes 6 servings) Ingredients 3 Tbsp coconut or olive oil 3 stalks celery, chopped 1 sweet red...

Recipe: Cannellini Bean and Fennel Bake

October 1, 2014

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘SIMMERED FALL SUPPERS‘. (Makes 6 servings) Ingredients 3 Tbsp coconut or olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely...

Recipe: Middle Eastern Stew

October 1, 2014

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘SIMMERED FALL SUPPERS‘. (Makes 4 servings) Ingredients 3 Tbsp coconut or olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 small eggplant, cubed...

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....

Stalking the Wild Fiddleheads: Foraging for Food and Medicine in Fields and Markets

May 1, 2014

Judging from the past year’s sprouting of fabulous ‘foraging and feasting’ books, the movement towards celebrating nature’s wild abundance is as strong as it was...

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...

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...

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...