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Pan Roast Steak with Browned Onions
8 years ago

Pan Roast Steak with Browned Onions

You don’t need a fire blazing in the backyard or a fancy barbecue to cook a great steak. Pan-roasting works well too, especially if you start with a great steak, use lots of butter and finish with browned onions.

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Potato Bacon Cheddar Tart
8 years ago

Potato Bacon Cheddar Tart

I’ve been making this dish for a long time. It’s a bit involved but it remains one of the most impressive potato dishes I know. This special occasion treat features the classic trio of potatoes, bacon and cheddar. It will take you a while to make, but the results are more than worth it. It’s the sort of thing that looks complicated until you try it and quickly realize how simple it is to master.

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Arugula Eggplant Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
8 years ago

Arugula Eggplant Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Sharp peppery arugula meets rich buttery eggplant and vibrant roast tomatoes in this wonderful salad.

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A Cup of Hot Mocha
8 years ago

A Cup of Hot Mocha

I’m addicted to chocolate and always look for a way to work it into a treat, especially with coffee. Together they make mocha. This coffee flavoured chocolate cake batter baked in coffee cups looks like a cup of coffee - until you cut into it!

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Apple Braised Pork with Whole Wheat Spatzle
8 years ago

Apple Braised Pork with Whole Wheat Spatzle

Braising is the ultimate comfort food. This method takes a cheap, tough cut of pork and turns it into a magical stew. You wont believe how simple the spätzle noodles are to make, they’re the perfect way to soak up the juices from the pork.

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Acorn Squash with Applesauce
8 years ago

Acorn Squash with Applesauce

Every fall when locally grown squash and apples appear in the farmers market I make this dish. It shows how well ingredients that grow together go together. That’s why it tastes so good!

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Southwestern Corn Soup With Red Peppers
8 years ago

Southwestern Corn Soup With Red Peppers

Many of the bright flavours of the southwest are found in this distinctively thick soup. Many cooks in that region toss toasted corn tortillas into a simmering broth where they break down and thicken the liquid. I realized I could simply jump-start the process by using cornmeal, the flour the tortillas are made from.

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Polenta
8 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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Chocolate Chip Cookies
8 years ago

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Every kitchen needs a gold standard recipe for chocolate chip cookies. This one has earned its stripes under fire, over many seasons, through countless licked spoons, spilled vanilla and extra chips in the batter. Its quick baking time is the key to addictively chewy cookies that friends and family won’t be able to resist.

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Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
8 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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Brined Roast Chicken
8 years ago

Brined Roast Chicken

Brining is one of the oldest kitchen techniques in the world; it’s a very common way to preserve food with salt. It’s also an amazingly simple way to make the juiciest chicken you’ve ever had!

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Power Smoothies
8 years ago

Power Smoothies

A well-crafted smoothie tastes so good you’ll forget it’s good for you! It’s one of my favourite ways to fill a glass with energy, nutrients and flavour. Use it to kick off your day - everyday - with the goodness of fruit. At heart, it’s just flavoured fruit puree so it’s easy to make. It’s also easy to jazz up with other healthy goodies like flax seed oil, yogurt or berries.

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