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One could be forgiven for keeping one of the key ingredients of this cake a secret. Those who grow zucchini know that overnight a zucchini can morph to a monstrous size. At least that is what it seems. … Continue reading →
This is a sublime riff on a fruit crumble. An almond flavoured rich cookie base. Juicy, dark Bing cherries. Then a strusel topping whispering the same cookie taste. A cake that is not a cake but a crumble. A decadent … Continue reading →
Those lovers of exotic flavours. The intrepid, adventurous cook. You who love the fabled stories of The silk Road and camel caravans loaded with precious spices. All of this is here. In your kitchen. You toss red chili peppers, coriander, … Continue reading →
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Tagged Asian spices, black mustard seeds, black peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, Curry for soups and main courses, fenugreek seeds, ginger, Patricia Wells, red chili peppers, turmeric
When someone lists their favourite cookies this cookie is almost always on their list. It is a classic and I collect classics. I call it a polite peanut butter cookie. It is at once crisp and chewy. There’s … Continue reading →
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It has been pointed out to me I have neglected to identify the origin of this recipe. I do not steal recipes. I share them. Whenever possible I name the source or the cookbook. It was remiss of … Continue reading →
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In another life we had a pizzeria in the city. We introduced artisan pizzas to Vancouver away back when. Our pizzas won awards, but they did more; they participated in romance (an engagement ring nestled in a bed of basil … Continue reading →
BLUEBERRY CRUMB CAKE This is one of my favorite blueberry recipes. It is a straightforward light, tender cake. It’s easy to serve for breakfast, dinner or a midnight snack. The dominant flavour is the berries, those wonderful deep full-flavoured blueberries. … Continue reading →
Of all the soups I make this is my number one favourite. This recipe is wonderful to serve to friends and family when you want something impressive, completely different and absolutely delicious. The recipe is beautifully spicy but you can … Continue reading →
If there ever was a time we needed comfort food it is today. Something sweet to sooth the soul and have you smiling with delight. A jelly roll to the rescue. What a delightful idea. Bake a cake. … Continue reading →
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RHUBARB UPSIDE-DOWN BROWN SUGAR CAKE This unprepossessing plant. This long awaited harbinger of spring type of plant. This new darling of avant-garde young chefs. This wonderful rhubarb is the upside-down topping on the most delicious of brown sugar cakes. It … Continue reading →