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Eric Akis: Mediterranean appetizer can be a snack or a meal

Eric Akis: Mediterranean appetizer can be a snack or a meal

Meze, also spelled mezze, are small plates, bowls and bites of food. If you serve enough together, you should have enough food to call it dinner.
Eric Akis: Fresh blackberry sauce tops a summer ice-cream treat

Eric Akis: Fresh blackberry sauce tops a summer ice-cream treat

This ice-cream sundae features blackberry sauce with balsamic vinegar for extra zing.
Eric Akis: Fresh summer vegetables make a hearty soup

Eric Akis: Fresh summer vegetables make a hearty soup

If you want a soup stocked with a mix of at-their-freshest local vegetables, now is the best time of year to make a pot of it.
Eric Akis: Samfaina sauce adds Spanish flair to chicken dish

Eric Akis: Samfaina sauce adds Spanish flair to chicken dish

Use chicken and fresh tomatoes, eggplant, onions, zucchini, garlic and peppers to make samfaina — the Catalan version of ratatouille.
Eric Akis: Flourless cake an almond spice delight with ice cream

Eric Akis: Flourless cake an almond spice delight with ice cream

This light-in-texture cake is rich in almonds and made without wheat flour and accented with three types of ground spice — cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
Eric Akis: Grilled plums and pork tenderloin are stars of this summer salad

Eric Akis: Grilled plums and pork tenderloin are stars of this summer salad

If you like foods grilled on a barbecue and enjoy main-course salads for a summer supper, you’ll be happy because today’s recipe combines them.
Eric Akis: These Japanese-style hot dogs are umami-rich flavour bombs

Eric Akis: These Japanese-style hot dogs are umami-rich flavour bombs

Jumbo beef hot dogs are grilled and stuffed in buns, Japanese-style, with teriyaki/wasabi-flavoured mayonnaise, a sweet and tangy slaw, tonkatsu sauce and roasted sesame seeds.
Eric Akis: Mexican-style meal an example of foods that work well together

Eric Akis: Mexican-style meal an example of foods that work well together

Salmon fillets are grilled and served on a bed of chipotle pepper-flavoured cream corn drizzled with green cilantro oil. Pair it all with a blueberry citrus margarita for a tasty summer meal.
Recipe: With fresh or frozen berries, this crumble tastes summery all year

Recipe: With fresh or frozen berries, this crumble tastes summery all year

Fresh, in-season berries always make the best crumble, but we always keep a bag of fruit in the freezer to have the taste of summer any time of year.
Eric Akis: Leftover pizza toppings enliven cool, summer salad

Eric Akis: Leftover pizza toppings enliven cool, summer salad

Top greens with meats, cheese, olives, grilled vegetables