Category Archives: Miscellaneous goodies

Cheesy Brussels sprout and onion dip

Remember that dip that got served at every party you went to between 1990 and 1999? The one with canned artichoke hearts and loads of cheese? Yeah, that one. I was thinking about that recipe the other day and decided … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Feast – the Winter Edition

During the height of the growing season, visiting the Ottawa Farmers’ Market (OFM) is my version of a kid’s trip to the candy store. The selection and quality of the products available is dazzling, and sets my mind spinning about all … Continue reading

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Getting back to basics in the kitchen and in life

I was intrigued.  An offer to spend a weekend with some clever, interesting people, embracing rustic pastimes as well as experiencing the latest in automotive technology – how could I say no? I know what you’re thinking – I’m a … Continue reading

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Shredded chicken tacos with crunchy coleslaw

Some say the taco craze is winding down but I beg to differ. There’s something so fun about piling tasty toppings on a fresh tortilla and then devouring it in just a few gloriously messy bites. I love the layering … Continue reading

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Saslove’s Meat Market celebrates big milestone in 2014

The food business is tough one. The usual retail challenges are compounded by the demands of serving perishable products day in and day out to an ever more discerning customer base. Food related businesses that survive – and thrive – … Continue reading

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A Romantic Dinner for Two Menu

It’s surprising how many things one should consider when planning to cook a romantic dinner for two. Obviously, if you’re trying to impress someone, you want to deliver a meal that is both delicious and attractive, but what are the … Continue reading

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Gougères (savoury cheese puffs)

There’s something quite magical about choux pastry, don’t you think? Also known as pâte à choux , this light pastry dough is used for sweet treats including cream puffs (click here for my recipe), profiteroles, croquembouches, éclairs, beignets and more; it’s also the foundation for … Continue reading

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