In honour of mom's everywhere, we are sharing a recipe for one of our favourite sandwiches - the Croque Madame. If you've never had a croque madame before, you are in for a treat. This sandwich originates in the bars and cafes of France and begins as a "Croque Monsieur", but when you pop a fried egg on top you transform into a Croque Madame. It requires a knife and fork to eat this outrageously cheesy sandwich and is perfect as a lunch or light dinner. Serve it with spring greens tossed with a light vinaigrette (and perhaps a glass of rosé). Happy Mother's Day everyone.
This jam is a great solution for those times when you come home from the farmers' market with a half pint of every berry you couldn't resist buying but aren't sure what to do with them. I came up with this recipe when I moved to a house to a house with my first real honest-to-god garden in the ground and started planting the berries I'd always of growing; black and golden raspberries, black currants and jostaberries. The trouble is, most berries take a few years to get established, so I only had a handful of each the first few years. On their own, each bush's harvest was just a snack, but together they made a jam. This recipe also works well with frozen fruit. If you buy an extra half pint of berries every time you go to the maket, throw them into the freezer and come November, when you're facing the true onset of winter, you can make what tastes like British summer pudding - a mixture of juicy sweetened berries encased in soft white bread. - Camilla Wynne
Tired of pouring sourdough discard down the drain now that you are all about that fresh bread lifestyle? Relish instructor Paula Costa shares her recipe for tender, tangy biscuits that might give you more reasons to save your starter for breakfast or dinner.
We didn't develop this recipe, it came from a baker in New York City, but it has to be the easiest artisan-style bread to make. Be careful you don't get addicted to it because you can't help but make it everyday.