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CHICKEN LIVER PATE WITH FRESH HERBS

You know when Edith Piaf is singing in your kitchen something wonderful will be cooking on the stove.  But first you must wander  into the garden and snip a basket of fresh herbs … some sage, a little marjoram and … Continue reading

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PORK RIBS ASIAN STYLE

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More than forty  years ago ROXY’S BISTRO served French cuisine with a decided Asian flavour.  Today they call it fusion.  We called it “Andy’ style”.   WHERE TO EAT IN CANADA listed ROXY’S BISTRO in the one hundred best restaurant … Continue reading

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ORANGE CHOCOLATE GLAZED COTTAGE CAKE

Bundt cakes generally have a dense crumb the better to hold the exotic turban shape of the bundt pan.  This is also the reason that bundt cake pans have a centre hole.  It allows the cake to bake more evenly.  … Continue reading

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CRUNCHY SPICED CHICKPEAS

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This is a Mediterranean version of Japanese wasabi peas.  Perfect for serving with cocktails.   They are salty, spicy, lemony and loaded with fresh herbs.    My herb garden is lush with these aromatic herbs, a perfect time to make … Continue reading

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FLEUR DE SEL DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COOKIES

This is a cookie recipe that goes together rather quickly.  It is very important that your butter is quite soft and that you whip the butter and sugar until it is very well combined and light and fluffy. Choose a … Continue reading

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FRENCH LEMON TART

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This traditional dough recipe for French tart is not difficult to make.  You must use a stand-mixer.  A hand-held mixer is not heavy enough to mix the dough.  The buttery dough makes a  delicate,crisp cookie-like crust.   The recipe makes enough … Continue reading

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BOLOGNESE SAUCE

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BOLOGNESE SAUCE The secret ingredient professional chefs use when cooking meat dishes is the addition of Hoisen sauce.   Any beef dish (stew, casserole) will benefit from just adding a tablespoon or so of Hoisen sauce.  For a Bolognese sauce with … Continue reading

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A SPECTACULAR ONE DISH CREATION . . . BASQUE CHICKEN WITH CHORIZO

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Take some brilliant red peppers, add a red onion, toss in tomatoes and garlic and create alchemy with chicken and chorizo.  The combination is rich and welcoming and fills your kitchen the most delicious aroma.   This spectacular recipe is one … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE THE APPLE SEASON WITH A RUSTIC FRENCH APPLE TART

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It’s not always easy to find the right apple for cooking.     For pie you need an apple that will hold it’s shape, such as Cortland, Red Spry, Golden Delicious and Empire.  You can use all of one kind, but in … Continue reading

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OLD FASHIONED FLAPPER PIE (Custard pie)

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It is really quite wonderful how simply nursery food, like custard, can be transformed into the most delicious of desserts – FLAPPER PIE.  This recipe is my mother-in-law’s recipe and has been the favorite dessert served at hundreds of suppers.    … Continue reading

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