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A grade-A day on an egg farm

Chefs get cracking with Egg Farmers of Canada I’m looking at eggs with renewed appreciation having spent a day last week visiting an Eastern Ontario egg farm. As on past farm visits, I was impressed by the farmers’ dedication to … Continue reading

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Spiced Lamb Meatballs

Meatballs are a great party food. Bite sized yet full of flavour, they’re also a great vehicle for many different kinds of dips. When I saw a package of minced lamb from Milkhouse Farm and Dairy in my Holiday Farmers’ … Continue reading

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Smoked Tomato Gazpacho

Smoking then juicing plump Roma tomatoes gives this gazpacho an extra kick. The subtly smoky flavour of the tomatoes balances perfectly with the vegetables and seasonings to make a delicious soup with an intriguing taste that is sure to impress. … Continue reading

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Asparagus with Lemon-Herb Sauce

I grew up eating carefully-steamed asparagus served with a knob of butter and splash of vinegar or fresh lemon juice. While I’ll always enjoy it that way, it doesn’t make for a very elegant presentation. I recently made Sauce Gribiche … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Mousse

So often rhubarb is either used ‘as is’ in pies or fruit crumbles, or stewed up and served in rather uninspiring-looking ways. Taking the time to puree the cooked fruit not only makes it look a little more attractive, it … Continue reading

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Coconut Pancakes with Caramelized Pineapple Jam

I have to confess I have come a little late to the coconut party. For years, I’ve been reading about the health benefits of coconut, particularly coconut oil, but I was having trouble digesting (pun intended) some of the conflicting … Continue reading

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Mini eggnog cheesecakes

These tiny, one-bite treats are sure to be a hit at any holiday gathering. Topped with whipped cream and dusted with nutmeg, they are as pretty as they are delicious. The eggnog in them is subtle but unmistakable and the … Continue reading

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