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A mostly make-ahead fancy vegetarian feast

Perfect for date night…or any night! Move over, meat and potatoes. When it comes to making a special dinner at home, why not try a new approach to menu planning? Vegetarian meals by their very nature are colourful and appealing; … Continue reading

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Mushroom and walnut ‘caviar’ on herbed crostini

An easy, elegant vegetarian appetizer! So many elegant hors d’oeuvres seem to involve meat or seafood that I decided it was time to come up with a vegetarian treat. I recall my mother eating mushrooms on toast which just looked … Continue reading

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Pear and Cheese Galettes

Super simple party-perfect treats I’m often asked what staples I keep on hand in my fridge, freezer and pantry so I can whip up some treats on short notice. At the top of my list is frozen puff pastry. It’s … Continue reading

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Marinated Goat Cheese with Pickled Blueberries

Heaven help me….I have a new addiction, and it’s this dish. It started out innocently enough. I looked around for something new to pickle, and spied a big basket of fresh blueberries on the kitchen counter. As an aside, in … Continue reading

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Butter-roasted Watermelon Radishes

Chances are you’ve seen a watermelon radish on a restaurant plate and wondered what the heck it was. It was probably sliced paper-thin, and may or may not have been quick pickled. Hopefully you ate it, because watermelon radishes are … Continue reading

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Catalan-style appetizer

This is one of my favourite ways to work with anchovies. Often we only think of using them for pizza toppings or in Caesar salad dressings, but they are actually a lot more versatile than you might expect and when … Continue reading

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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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