Rosemary and Apple Cheesecake

Cheesecake tends to make an appearance around the holidays every year - possibly because it's so decadent we can't justify it any other time. The problem is, though, that it's decadence for the sake of decadence and doesn't taste like a whole lot other than cheese. This version plays with classic flavours of rosemary and apple to make every bite a hit of holiday cheer.

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Sea salted brownies with truffle crème anglaise

So you think that chocolate and fungus don't go together? Well, as much as I like you, let me start by saying that you're wrong. Truffles aren't your average mushroom. They're earthy and deep, and in silken creme anglaise they elevate the chocolate brownie into a complex and plate-licking-worthy state.

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Fish Tacos with Mango Vinegar

I was hanging out with my cousin the other day and she remarked that the best thing we ever ate together was fish tacos. Granted we had (by some fluke of luck) just caught an obscenely large ling cod and cooked it up 30 minutes later. But even without the added taste of victory to sprinkle on top, these tacos are unreal. Make extras of everything and throw them together for a fresh coleslaw and fish salad for lunch the next day.

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Raspberry Gin Fizz

I like gin and tonics as much as the next girl. In fact, I probably like them more than the next girl if you'll serve me Hendrick's. But sometimes it's time for a change, something a little fancier, fruity without being sickly sweet. And this cocktail is the answer. Bonus points for the fact that it tastes (almost) as good without the gin for anyone not imbibing!

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