Category Archives: Entertaining

Paula Roy’s Favourite Foods – Episode 4 recipes

I have to say that one of the most gratifying aspects of making my TV show has been the feedback from viewers who have taken the time to try making one or more of the dishes they saw me prepare. … Continue reading

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Lavender-Blueberry Shrub for Cocktails and Salad Dressings

Shrubs are a big part of the current cocktail craze, and for good reason – they’re delicious! A shrub is a sweetened vinegar-based syrup, sometimes called drinking vinegar. Shrubs typically consist of vinegar infused with fruit juice, herbs and spices for use in cocktails … Continue reading

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Smoked Cheddar Stuffed Meatballs with Cheesy Beer Sauce

Meatballs are the perfect party food. A perennial favourite, these one-bite wonders are simple to prepare, versatile to serve and easy to eat. You can make them as plain or as spicy as you like, and dish ‘em up with … Continue reading

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Chicken, Broccoli and Mushroom Crepes

I remember as a teenager thinking that crepes were so delicious and exotic, they must be extremely difficult to make. Shortly after I first tasted them in Quebec City, I went to Paris and saw sidewalk crepe stands all over … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (Pho Bo)

For winter warming, there’s not much that beats a hot bowl of soup. In my neighbourhood, there are several great spots to enjoy pho, the Vietnamese soup that has entrenched itself as a worldwide favourite. I feel inclined to add … Continue reading

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Warm Poutine Potato Salad

It seems like there are two camps of cooks and eaters in January, after the holiday season. There’s the “I’m only going to eat healthy things in moderation” group, as well as the “I’m not buying any more food till … Continue reading

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Baked Oatmeal Pancake with Caramelized Pears

In my opinion, there’s not much that can beat hot, fluffy pancakes for breakfast or brunch. I love them because not only do they taste fantastic, but they’re also filling and so easy to make. When you start with locally … Continue reading

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