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Quick Moroccan-style Chicken Stew

For those unfamiliar with the cuisine of Morocco, its tastes are layered, subtle and absolutely delicious, blending both sweetness and heat. Spices such as cinnamon, cumin, coriander and peppers are typically combined with fruit and meat, often in slowly-simmered tagines … Continue reading

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Apricot Tart

This freeform tart or crostata really showcases apricots at their finest; I could think of no finer way to treat the luscious fruit from Warner’s Farm in my Ottawa Farmers’ Market August Farmers’ Feast basket. Because apricots have such tender … Continue reading

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Russian Tea Cakes

More cookie-like than cake, these buttery, melt-in-your-mouth treats are known by many names, including snowball cookies, polvorones and Mexican wedding cakes. I’ve also seen them served up often as popular Christmas cookies in North America. Whatever their name and true origin, … Continue reading

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Roasted Nuts with Maple, Chili and Rosemary

Every year I make several batches of roasted nuts for holiday snacking and gifting. I like to vary the seasonings from year to year and this year I decided a sweet-spicy combination was in order. Maple syrup is great for … Continue reading

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Holiday treats from the kitchen – Part 1

Handmade, consumable gifts are a thoughtful way to extend holiday greetings without breaking the bank. Edible treats are ideal accompaniments to purchased gift cards, or you can wrap up a few items along with candles and napkins in a gift … Continue reading

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