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Traditional beef tartare

Top quality ingredients shine in this classic dish! I’ll never forget the first time I tasted beef tartare. I’d avoided it out of unfounded fears about eating raw beef, but curiosity eventually got the better of me and I was … Continue reading

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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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Tuna crudo with shaved vegetables and lime vinaigrette

A flavour explosion that’s as pretty as it is delicious! Many global cuisines feature raw or barely-cured fish and while I have sampled many different varieties, I keep coming back to Italian-style crudo. This simple preparation features thinly sliced raw … 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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Caramelized Onion and Cranberry Chutney

Tangy cranberries are the perfect sidekick for sweet, caramelized onions. Kick up the flavour with a sultry, smoky balsamic and you’ve got a multipurpose preserve that is sure to impress. A plain or spicy balsamic would also work well in … Continue reading

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