Category Archives: Meat, poultry, fish

Quick Tropical Shrimp

When I started thinking about dinner yesterday, it was late, we were hungry and worst of all, it was -25 Celsius (-35 C with a horrid windchill factored in). Weather like this gets me thinking not only about hot, nourishing … Continue reading

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Mussels in white wine broth

I never knew how truly delightful mussels are were until the first time I ate some cultivated (farmed) ones. Prior to that, my family often dug mussels at low tide, carefully extracting their gleaming blueish-black shells from the sand. We’d … Continue reading

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Pineapple-Grilled Salmon with avocado salsa

Fish and fruit are such a perfect combination. This particular dish was inspired by an article I read which talked about the popular Hawaiian pairing of canned Spam and pineapple (I kid you not). That might be tasty….but I think … Continue reading

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Smoked wild boar with heirloom tomato chutney

Unusual foods can add such a festive air to gatherings. Wild boar sounds exotic but it actually has a lovely, mellow flavour that lends itself well to all kinds of preparation. We are fortunate in the national capital region to … Continue reading

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A celebration of Russian food for the 2014 Winter Olympics

I’ve had the most delicious and delightful time, exploring Russian food over the past month or so. I love ‘cooking on a theme’ and the upcoming Olympics in Sochi seemed like the perfect excuse to dive into a cuisine about … Continue reading

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Blini (Russian Buckwheat Pancakes)

Blini – one of the most well-known Russian treats – are very small, savoury pancakes with a unique and appealing flavour. While some blini recipes call for yeast as a leavening agent, using baking powder instead speeds things up very … Continue reading

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Russian Meatballs (Tefteli) in Cream Sauce

Meatballs are a staple in many different cultures and have been served up across the globe since Roman times. In Russia, Tefteli are popular as comfort food and are typically served with boiled or fried potatoes rather than with pasta … Continue reading

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