Cheers to Champagne

Words Vicki Ravlich-Horan Images Ashlee DeCaires If you are looking for authentic French fare, La Cave on Riverlea Road in Hamilton is the place to go.  From foie gras to escargot, pastries to cheese and chocolates, plus wine, of course. And you can’t get any more French than Champagne! We popped in to check out […]

Essential Ingredients

Globe Artichokes I love them and wait all year to get some during their short season. Great in risotto, fish dishes, sautéed with cherry tomatoes, capers and basil. As a little snack with vino. Mix of breadcrumbs, garlic and parsley stuffed into each leave and then steam them in a pot with chicken stock. To […]

Gnocchi with Capsicum Ragu

The perfect meat-free meal the whole family will love. This dish uses ready-made gnocchi, something I always have on hand ever since discovering the shelf-stable Granoro brand available from Vetro and La Cave. Trust me, I was sceptical at first too, as store bought gnocchi is usually just hard little bullets, but the Granoro variety […]