Joanna Notkin
Joanna Notkin is a designer at heart, and food is her passion. With an eye for detail and a love of all things seasonal and local, Joanna approaches food in a way that is delicate and thoughtful. Our food editor’s style brings together the flavours of each ingredient while honouring the fact that we truly eat with our eyes.  Joanna began as a textile designer before opening Zoe Ford Catering. She now also freelances as a recipe tester, restaurant consultant and menu planner and is an all-around food lover. www.zoeford.com
Leek and Mushroom Custard Quiche with Goat Cheese and Gruyére

Leek and Mushroom Custard Quiche with Goat Cheese and Gruyére

One of the miraculous things about eggs is their ability to become so many different textures. This quiche has a particularly smooth texture resembling a savoury custard. It’s best to cook the mushrooms well to remove most of the moisture. Any favourite cheese can also be substituted, but the goat cheese lends an excellent flavour.

Carrot Cake Marmalade

Carrot Cake Marmalade

Ingredients 700 g carrots (about 6 large)1 tbsp + 2 cups granulated sugar1/2 cup lemon juice (from 2 lemons)2 tsp zest (from 1 lemon)1 tsp...

Green Onion and Red Wine Jam

Green Onion and Red Wine Jam

This jam can also be spread on a sandwich in place of a honey-Dijon mustard. Ingredients 5 small shallots, sliced4 cups finely sliced green onions...

Wrapped Brie with Jam and Pecans

Wrapped Brie with Jam and Pecans

This is a lovely gift to give because it’s so delicious but also creative. Any jam will work in the recipe, and we recommend using anything you have...

Spiced Granola Nuts

Spiced Granola Nuts

These are so fantastic as a snack or with cocktails before dinner or a party, but more importantly they are perfect as a gift. You can make them...

Orange Liqueur Balls

Orange Liqueur Balls

This is our take on the classic rum ball, which seems to have all but disappeared over the years. The use of orange liqueur is really part of a...

Beet, Apple and Chili Relish

Beet, Apple and Chili Relish

This relish recipe is lovely because you can substitute any fresh ingredients you have—any cooking apple will do, as well as any chilies (dry or...

Day Lily and Cranberry Jam

Day Lily and Cranberry Jam

Not all day lilies are edible, but if you know what to hunt for, day lilies are quite diverse in the kitchen! Day lily jam is a fun and easy...

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Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit

Warm and cheesy, Welsh rarebit is often underappreciated because of its simplicity and ease.

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