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Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Salsa

I just cannot get enough of juicy, ripe local strawberries. While we are now fortunate to be able to enjoy them all summer long thanks to everbearing plants, there is something irresistible about the first crop in June. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Springtime cocktail snacks straight from the Farmers’ Market

Although I have a huge weakness for chips and dip, I try not to serve them as cocktail snacks because people simply get too full and it diminishes their enjoyment of the meal I have worked so hard to prepare. … Continue reading

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Crispy pan-fried Basa fillets

If you’ve not yet tried Basa, you’re in for a treat. This mild-flavoured white fish is remarkable not only for its delicate taste but also the fact that you won’t find rogue bones lurking in the flesh. Insulating the fish … Continue reading

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Quick Tropical Shrimp

When I started thinking about dinner yesterday, it was late, we were hungry and worst of all, it was -25 Celsius (-35 C with a horrid windchill factored in). Weather like this gets me thinking not only about hot, nourishing … Continue reading

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Spiced Watermelon Soup

This refreshing, summery soup is packed with flavour and only takes ten minutes to prepare. You can make it as mild or as spicy as you prefer; just be sure not to overwhelm the watermelon’s bright, fresh taste. It’s nice … Continue reading

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Sautéed Callaloo

Move over spinach, beet greens, bok choy and Swiss chard, because there’s a new game in town. Callaloo – the leafy green part of the taro plant, sometimes called dasheen bush – is quite possibly the most delicious sautéed vegetable … Continue reading

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Smoked wild boar with heirloom tomato chutney

Unusual foods can add such a festive air to gatherings. Wild boar sounds exotic but it actually has a lovely, mellow flavour that lends itself well to all kinds of preparation. We are fortunate in the national capital region to … Continue reading

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