Category Archives: One Dish Meals

THAI RED CURRY WITH CHICKEN AND GREEN BEANS

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  The dog days of August.  Hot, gritty,  rift with boring burgers.   Chicken masquerading as burnt offering.      Over-done steaks.  Our heart and soul cries out for something different.  A little exotic.     A culinary creation that has your taste … Continue reading

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ROASTED VEGETABLES AND CHICKEN POT PIE

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      This is a very different recipe for CHICKEN POT PIE.  All the ingredients are roasted before being assembled into the pie.  The results are a deep, rich chicken vegetable filling that takes chicken pot pie to new … Continue reading

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CASSOULET . . . GLORIOUS FRENCH PORK AND BEANS

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  CASSOULET is a hearty combination of beans baked with meats.  The list of ingredients is long but it is not hard to cook.  You need to start preparations at least two to three days in advance of serving and … Continue reading

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POLENTA WITH SOUTHERN ITALIAN PORK RAGU

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I have a favorite cooking pan.  It is the one I reach for when I am sauteing or braising meat.   It is a very large pan –  13 inches across.  You can brown a lot of meat at a … Continue reading

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SICILIAN BRAISED CHICKEN (pollo agrodolce)

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  There as many ways of making Pollo Agrodolce as there are good Sicilian cooks.  What makes this dish so delicious is the ying and the yang of sweet and sour flavours.  You  can add almonds or pine nuts, some … Continue reading

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SAUSAGES WITH TOMATO-OLIVE RAGOUT AND POLENTA

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  “And men sit down to that nourishment which is called supper.”  (William Shakespeare) When it is a rainy January night and you live half way up a mountain one craves warming, simple comfort food.  Our nephew Brett and his … Continue reading

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SMOKING CHILI WITH TWO MEATS AND CORNMEAL MUFFINS

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  The calendar says March.  We are two days away from the “ides of March”.  However, the weather is anything but spring like.  The winds yesterday were so fierce the ferries were not operating for most of the day.  A … Continue reading

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BOSTON BAKED BEANS … FOR GROWN-UPS

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We all grew up on baked beans, but this is baked beans with a difference.  It’s baked beans for grown-ups.  Bring it to the table in an old-fashioned bean pot.  It becomes pure theatre.  Serve with crusty bread and salad. … Continue reading

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PASSIONATE PIZZA … you can make it at home!

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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

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THAI RED BEEF CURRY …. an easy to cook, straightforward curry recipe

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  The first time I made this recipe it was so spectacularly delicious the entire dish was consumed by two people.  The Good Husband was even looking for more.  This recipe should absolutely be in your apron pocket.   You could … Continue reading

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