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Quick Pickled Asparagus

In case you haven’t noticed, I am more than a little infatuated with asparagus this year. I don’t know if I still have ‘post-too-cold-too-long-winter’ syndrome or if our local farmers are producing extra-delicious stalks, but I just can’t get enough … 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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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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Perfect oven-baked French fries

While I do own a very nice deep fryer, I have to confess it doesn’t leave its cozy cupboard that often. It’s a bit of a hassle to clean and when I use it, I find it somewhat vexing to … Continue reading

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Warm Potato Salad

So many hearty winter dishes go well with potatoes. Stews, braised meat, roast chicken….can’t you just smell all those delicious meals? I love my potatoes mashed, baked, roasted, fried, scalloped and more ways you can imagine, but I sometimes miss … Continue reading

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The Only Potato Salad Recipe I Need

I’m always hesitant to describe a recipe as “the best ever” as it’s just such a subjective thing. Yet, if I were braver, I’d probably call this potato salad recipe the best ever. For many years, I wasn’t a big … Continue reading

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Roasted Red Pepper Soup

This soup is quick and easy to make. It has a bold flavour that is best enjoyed in small doses, hence the recommendation to serve it in shot glasses, demitasses or tiny bowls. Its vibrant red hue will add a … Continue reading

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