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Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Tomato Sauce (deconstructed cabbage rolls)

Many people have told me they don’t cook cabbage because they don’t like the nasty, lingering aroma it can leave it its wake. Baking cabbage is a great way to prevent that unfortunate smell, usually created by overcooking the cabbage, … Continue reading

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Fettuccine with spicy pork or wild boar sauce

I first tasted a version of this dish during a magical trip to attend a cooking school in Tuscany (thanks, Mom!) 16 years ago. That trip marked the beginning of the enduring food-intensive phase of my life and opened my … Continue reading

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Pork tenderloin with roasted plums and balsamic sauce

I find plums to be a neglected fruit sometimes. Sure, people love to eat them as is and bake them in pies, cakes and crumbles, but what’s often forgotten is that they are also terrific in savoury dishes. Plums sprang … Continue reading

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Tips for Tomato Lovers

One of my favourite early-fall activities is to head to the farmers’ market and pick up a couple of bushels of ripe Roma tomatoes. These will form the base of lots of delicious dishes in the months ahead. While it’s … Continue reading

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Butterscotch Budino (Pudding) with Caramel Sauce

My first encounter with budino – a creamy dessert akin to custard or pudding – was at Ottawa’s perennially popular town restaurant. It was a velvety-smooth chocolate budino, and one that inspired me to learn more about this tasty treat. … Continue reading

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Seared Scallops with Grapefruit and Vanilla

I first tasted the heavenly combination of fish, grapefruit and vanilla at one of Ottawa’s consistently delightful restaurants, The Wellington Gastropub. While Chef Chris Deraiche’s dish featured salmon as the centrepiece, I have long suspected the same flavours would be … Continue reading

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Steak with mushroom-wine sauce

I love the natural taste of a juicy, medium-rare steak, hot off the grill. But sometimes I like to dress up my steaks a little bit, in the tradition of the classic American steakhouse, where sauces are typical accompaniments. This … Continue reading

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