Monthly Archives: November 2012

Classic Cream Puffs

Cream puffs really came into their own in North America as a popular sweet treat after World War II. Also known as profiteroles, these delicate pastries have been a favourite of mine since childhood. There is something magical about watching … Continue reading

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Sausage-Vegetable Orzo

I have a confession to make. While I generally adore all things pork, I have never really liked sausages – something about the mystery of what was actually inside those slimy casings had really put me off. Everything changed this … Continue reading

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Sniff, swirl, slurp and savour

I love tasting new discoveries. Food, chocolate, wine…you name it. So it was with great excitement that I walked through the doorway of a brand new Ottawa business today, with tastebuds tingling in anticipation. Emulsify, the Olive Oil and Vinegar … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken in a Pot

Roast chicken is a favourite Sunday supper in our house. This classic French method is not only super easy, it also produces the juiciest, most flavourful chicken I have ever tasted, because the bird simultaneously roasts and steams while cooking … Continue reading

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While this braided, slightly sweet loaf is most commonly associated with Jewish cuisine, it’s a staple in several European cultures as well. This is a great recipe for beginning bread bakers as it is not a finicky dough that needs … Continue reading

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Rice bowl with peanut sauce

I discovered rice bowls just a few months ago at Washington State’s first certified organic restaurant, Chaco Canyon Organic Café in Seattle. I was instantly smitten when my lunch arrived – a soup plate heaped with napa cabbage, tofu, brown … Continue reading

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The Best Banana Bread Ever

Did you know that a banana plant only produces one crop of fruit in its lifetime? All the more reason to cherish every banana – even those sad-looking ones covered in brown spots. Don’t throw them out – bake with … Continue reading

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