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Polenta
7 years ago

Polenta

A bowl full of freshly made corn polenta is one of the world’s great grain dishes. Polenta is a traditional Italian pudding thickened with cornmeal. Freshly made, it has a soft, creamy, addictively delicious texture. It can also be served by cooling and hardening it, then slicing it and grilling or pan-searing it until it forms a beautiful crispy crust with a creamy interior.

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Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
7 years ago

Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

There are as many ways to flavour mashed potatoes as there are cooks. These are my gold standard. They’re simple, with a twist: brown butter. You won’t believe how much flavour is locked into a stick of butter, but you will believe these are the best mashed spuds you’ve ever had.

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Roast Potato Salad
7 years ago

Roast Potato Salad

Roasting adds flavour to just about anything - including mellow potatoes headed for a salad. The sharp flavours of capers, mustard and vinegar really perk them up. This is a popular dish at my family summer beach picnics but it’s great in the middle of the winter too!

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Grilled Vegetable Skewers
7 years ago

Grilled Vegetable Skewers

A grilled vegetable skewer is one of the best ways I know to get kids to eat vegetables - especially when they’re marinated in a tasty herb vinaigrette. Just about any veggie will grill nicely, so use your imagination and get ready for empty plates.

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Potato Salad with Bacon Dressing
48 years ago

Potato Salad with Bacon Dressing

Here’s a tip older than my grandmother: Potatoes absorb the most flavour when they’re still warm.

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