RECIPE – Oven Dried Tomatoes (…and ideas to use them!)

oven dried tomatoes

by Henry Gould – Sept 9th, 2020 Late summer and early fall is when tomato season starts to hit its stride. Given the amazing weather we’ve been having (with no sign of let up) it’s likely that people’s back yard tomato plants will continue to produce well into September. If you grow tomato plants at home, you’re probably getting sick … Read More

RECIPE – “No-Cook” Tomato Pasta w/ Burrata, Basil & Garlic

by Henry Gould – July 29th, 2020 It’s getting hot, so the last thing you want to do is spend an hour over a hot stove. Even BBQing can be a bit too “sweat inducing” these days. Since tomatoes are coming into their seasonal perfection, your best bet for a summer lunch / dinner is this awesome pasta. All you … Read More

RECIPE – Canada Day Pulled Pork w/ Mustard Pickle Slaw

by Henry Gould – July 1st, 2020 Happy Canada Day from Yard Athletics! The first six months of 2020 have been somewhat chaotic (opening a new gym in the middle of a pandemic = stress) so we think it’s time we all sat back on the patio, poured a celebratory drink and said happy birthday to our great country. Making … Read More

RECIPE – Italian Stuffed Peppers w/ Bread, Anchovies & Basil

by Henry Gould – June 24th, 2020 These are amazing. Really no other way to put it. Dead simple to make, and allows lots of room for tweaking to your taste. Can be made as a light main course, or a side to something else. Don’t like anchovies? Leave ’em out – but you probably won’t notice them that much. … Read More

RECIPE – Haitian “Pikliz”; Spicy Pickled Cabbage

by Henry Gould – June 9th, 2020 The two heavyweights in the pickled cabbage world – kimchi and sauerkraut – have just met their match. Enter pikliz (pronounced “pick-lees”) a spicy pickled cabbage that keeps in the fridge for weeks, and goes with practically anything. Whereas kimchi and sauerkraut require a long time to ferment, pikliz is done after a … Read More

RECIPE – Farro Risotto w/ Pancetta, Arugula & Fontina Cheese

by Henry Gould – April 29th, 2020 If you’re one of those people who is now forced to be isolated from home, living in the “quarantine zone” is all about balance. Yes, you had a martini with lunch (on a Monday) but you did a Yard Zoom Workout in the morning! OK, you’ve had sourdough with every meal since your … Read More

RECIPE – Homemade Chorizo Tacos (Meat or Vegan!)

by Henry Gould – April 2nd, 2020 HOT TAKE THURSDAY: chorizo tacos are the best tacos. Despite the range of taco possibilities being seemingly endless (Al Pastor, Carne Asada, Carnitas, Frijoles, Sweet Potato, Queso) I have to say that chorizo is always my go-to, should a taqueria have it on offer. If anyone wants to debate on this, please send … Read More


by Henry Gould – March 17th, 2020 I’m generally an optimistic guy (not so sure I love the phrase “hopelessly” optimistic…) and one thing I think might be a silver lining to the recent Coronavirus world-pause is a chance for people to spend more time with each other, at home, and perhaps even cooking more for themselves. Of course this … Read More

RECIPE – Cucumber Toast

by Henry Gould – March 4th, 2020 Folks, it’s 2020. We are dropping avocado toast like a bad habit and surging into new and exciting iterations of the “stuff put on toast” genre! First up: cucumber toast. Why should you choose cucumber toast over trusted favorite avocado? Firstly, apparently our collective obsession with avocado consumption is conspicuously bad for the … Read More