Monthly Archives: February 2013

Soba Noodle Salad with Mango

This Asian-inspired salad blends elements from several cuisines to create a taste that hits all the right notes: hot, salty, sour and sweet. Soba is the Japanese word for buckwheat; these noodles are rich in fibre, iron and essential amino … Continue reading

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Flaky Butter Biscuits

Biscuits were one of the first things I learned to bake independently as a child and I still adore making – and eating – them. I recently started wondering if the classic French folding technique that makes puff pastry so … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Applesauce

I grew up eating pink-hued applesauce and admit I was perplexed the first time I saw beige applesauce in a jar. I quickly learned that my mother always made it the ‘old-fashioned’ way, using unpeeled apples. The rosy colour seeps … Continue reading

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Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables and Pesto

I discovered quinoa 20 years ago thanks to a tip from a dear friend who was teaching in Ecuador at the time. It is an ancient plant whose grain-like seeds contain protein, essential amino acids, as well as phosphorus, magnesium … Continue reading

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Learning from the pros

I often think I am a pretty good cook, until I watch a pro in action. Then I realize just how much I have to learn, which is both humbling and really exciting. For the second time in a few … Continue reading

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Tortilla Soup

After recently watching the movie Tortilla Soup, I wanted to try my hand at this classic dish, often called Mexican Chicken Soup. Its bright flavour and contrasting textures make it a bowl full of delicious surprises. This particular version was … Continue reading

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Fennel, Orange and Arugula Salad with Pistachios

I’ve recently discovered a wonderful variety of orange called Cara Cara. Also known as Red Navels, they are juicy and oh-so-sweet, plus their flesh is a vibrant orangey-red colour that really makes any plate pop. I’ve been using them in … Continue reading

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