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Mushroom seasoned salt

A delicious way to add flavour to lots of dishes! The subtle, earthy and rich flavour that mushrooms, yeast, truffles, anchovies, strong cheese and other elements add to foods is called umami. It’s often called the fifth flavour (after salty, … Continue reading

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Quick Pickled Strawberries

A clever and versatile use for a favourite fruit Honestly, I think the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” should have been written about strawberry season. The sight of those first boxes of local strawberries at the … Continue reading

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Quick Kouign Amann – the Queen of Pastries

Parisiens sure know how to live. Many start each day with a stroll to the nearest patisserie to grab a fresh baguette or a few breakfast pastries, exchanging pleasantries with the boulanger and their neighbours. I loved this ritual on … 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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Sweet Potato Latkes

I think I was in my mid-teens when I first tasted latkes. Naturally, I wondered where they’d been all my life. I love both making and eating them (including in an innovative way: wafflelatkes!!) but until recently, I’d never thought … Continue reading

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Candied Walnuts

One of my fondest holiday memories from my childhood is of the countless hours I spent cracking almonds, walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts for my father to devour. As a kid, I didn’t yet appreciate how delicious these treats were were … Continue reading

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Quick Pickled Grilled Corn

Sweet farm-fresh corn has to be one of the quintessential tastes of summer. I try to eat as much of it as I can when it’s in season and am always a little sad when I cannot get my hands … Continue reading

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