The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a startling report in August stating that the world’s land and water resources are being exploited at “unprecedented rates” due in part to soil mismanagement. What forward thinking local farmers, growers and dairy producers already know, is that the solution to catastrophic climate change may be right beneath our feet: the earth.
This salad is best made with Swiss chard and cherry tomatoes–fresh from the garden. The chewy leaves and creamy, smoky dressing create a satisfying salad that can be enjoyed on its own or as a side paired with corn and grilled chicken.
Born in Singapore but raised in India, Chef Kartik Kumar has been changing the culinary landscape at restaurants and resorts around the globe for over 25 years. Having conceived, designed, and cooked in five-star kitchens from Dubai to Vancouver, Chef Kartik jokes he has curbed his nomadic ways, now that he is “on the wrong side of 50,” opting for a quieter life on the Escarpment as the Executive Chef in charge of Culinary Operations at Blue Mountain Resort.
Tomahawk steak is a cut of beef ribeye that has five or more inches of extra rib bone which resembles a single-handed axe. Perfect on the Q — it is also referred to as the “Cowboy Steak” or a “Bone-in Ribeye”.
This twist on a classic recipe is perfect when your kitchen garden is overflowing with tomatoes and fresh herbs. The confit tomatoes are amazingly sweet, and the roasting oil, herb and garlic mixture in the bottom of the pan makes for the most delicious and light pasta sauce.