Sprouts: The Ultimate Winter Vegetable

Sprouts: The Ultimate Winter Vegetable

I used to grow sprouts in Mason jars that I would lean top down onto a wooden rack made by my engineer dad. The rack was large enough to hold 4 large jars at a time, and probably sturdy enough for 4 people to stand on. While this was a great system for when I had a decent-sized kitchen, in a condo, I needed something more compact. Last year I discovered the Easy Sprout Sprouter–what a find!

Soupe aux Gourganes

Soupe aux Gourganes

Soupe aux gourganes, a real taste of Lac-Saint Jean! Years ago, my mom and I would shell huge bags of “gourganes” to make soupe aux gourganes, a very filling soup, perfect for chilly winter days. I was thrilled to find gourganes in the frozen foods section at Adonis. These hearty, flavourful beans are also known as fèves des marais, broad beans, wetland beans or fava beans, although I’m not sure that fava bean is an accurate name. These extra large beans turn brown once cooked, and have an almost beefy flavour, perfect with a grilled cheese sandwich.

Saturday Lunch Grilled Cheese

Saturday Lunch Grilled Cheese

When I was growing up, Saturday lunches consisted of homemade soup–what am I saying, everything we ate in those days was homemade!–grilled cheese sandwiches and dill pickles. But grilled cheese sandwiches aren’t vegan, you say. Wait, not so fast. together the perfect grilled cheese sandwich using of course my favourite bread, the Original One Bun, to go along with it.