basic mix & match granola

mix & match granola recipe | conifères & feuillus

If there were ever a time to effect change in the food world, it is now. —Melissa Rodriguez

The IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) conference and awards ceremony took place this past weekend in New York City and while I could not attend, I did follow closely on Twitter. The above quote was one that popped up in my feed and it really struck me.

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roasted pumpkin seed hummus

Roasted Pumpkin Seed Hummus | conifères & feuillus

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. —Louis L’Amour

It’s the weekend of Thanksgiving here in Canada! That time of the year when markets are brimming with produce and we gather around the table with our loved ones feasting on autumnal fare. Thanksgiving is simply a harvest festival, much like those taking place around the world since ancient times. And while the highlight of these festivals is always the crops that have come to maturity and the foods that are made with them, there is a harvest of a different sort that takes place at the same time— albeit less pronounced,  but of great importance… it’s the harvest of seeds. Of great importance as it’s they that hold the promise of future harvests after all.Roasted Pumpkin Seed Hummus | conifères & feuillus
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easy radish recipes

easy radish recipes | conifères et feuillus food blog

While half of the world lives autumn, the other half lives spring. Have you noticed how balanced our life always is? -Roxana Jones

Happy Equinox! Today the sun is perfectly poised to shine directly on the equator. Of course, it is the Earth’s tilt that changes our position relative to the Sun. A tilt of merely  20-some-odd degrees and seasons happen!

Radishes are often thought of as a spring vegetable. Here in Montréal, they are one of the first of our local crop to debut at the market in early spring. But radishes are more correctly a cool weather vegetable and can be cultivated here all the way into late fall. They also have a short time to maturity ensuring that they can be harvested many times during their growing season. Here are two quick and easy ways to enjoy this cool weather friend.easy radish recipes | conifères & feuillus

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treasures from our homeland & gujarati dhokla

gujarati dhokla | conifères et feuillus food blog

Great food knows no borders.

I was three years old when, on an otherwise ordinary November day, we made our journey from our tiny ancestral village in Gujarat, India to Canada. Although, we wore our best clothing, I am sure, by Western standards, we did not purport to anyone of great status, nor were we. But unknown to even ourselves, we carried great treasures with us that day.gujarati dhokla | conifères & feuillus
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scandinavian strawberry and cream

scandinavian strawberry and cream; conifères et feuillus

They have arrived. More specifically, they arrived last week. ‘They’ being the first harvest of Québec strawberries. After a long winter of seeing jet-lagged, unseemly large strawberries from California and Mexico at the grocery store, these homegrown ones are met with great anticipation and welcome. By far, they are the sweetest strawberries that I have ever eaten. The first week was spent gorging on just plain strawberries right out of the carton.

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