I was raised in an Italian neighborhood in Montreal – tomatoes growing in small backyard gardens, Sunday lunches lasting an entire afternoon; those sorts of things were commonplace. But growing up in Montreal also meant that I had the privilege of being exposed to so many wonderful French Canadian food traditions, such as this recipe for Homemade Quebec Maple Baked Beans. Today’s Sunday Supper theme was regional specialties, and I just had to sing the praises of these baked beans!
Spring. Renewal. Rebirth. Fresh. Clean. Green. Chirping birds. Tulips. Blossoms. Sunshine… and only a little bit of rain. Those are my thoughts this morning as I share this recipe for my Minty Pea Farro Spring Salad with all of you.
The arrival of spring ensures blossoming fruit trees, tulips and of course asparagus! What a wonderful time of the year to enjoy this Sauteed Lemon Garlic Asparagus Recipe. A simple, classic Italian side dish. Do you ever wonder why the simplest of foods always seem to taste so good?
I’ve had this recipe for a Lattice Topped Ricotta Easter Pie bookmarked for such a long time. I got all my ingredients ready, I was super excited and then my reliable food processor (which I’ve had for over 20 years!) stopped processing…needless to say, I was a little disappointed.