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ZEN AND ART OF PICKLED DILLY GREEN BEANS

Pickling is a state of mind.  Ask anyone who pickles.  There is something rather atavistic about preparing food to be stored away for the coming winter.  Not to mention a wonderful feeling of accomplishment as you tuck away jars of … Continue reading

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HERBED PORK RILLETTES

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  Rillettes of Pork.   The name sound like something you would like to take on a picnic?   You know – one of those picnics where you spread heavy blankets and soft cushions over fragrant grass.   Throw a … Continue reading

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RILLETTES DE SARDINES … SARDINE PATE

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We all love appetizer recipes that go together quickly and have easily obtainable ingredients –  preferably already in your pantry.  Rillettes de Sardines (sardine pâté)  fills the bill to a T. I found this recipe in a cookbook by David … Continue reading

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HOT-SMOKED SALMON PATE

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There’s something magical about a working river.  It’s the romance of watching towering ocean going ships heading to exotic destinations.  The pure delight of the skill of a tug boat captain shepherding enormous log rafts down the river.  The small … Continue reading

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ROSEMARY RAISIN WALNUT CRISPS

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You’ll never buy crackers again once you’ve made these ROSEMARY RAISIN WALNUT CRISPS.    These crackers are  inexpensive and  incredibly easy to make.   They are wonderful with a selection of cheeses or pate.  They would also make an amazing food gift.  … Continue reading

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CROSTINI TOSCANE … an Italian chicken liver pate

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This summer I reached one of those milestone birthdays.   I was far from home and my husband and I celebrated my birthday with our Toronto family.   They made it a joyful time and I will be forever grateful for … Continue reading

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SPICY SHRIMP STIR-FRY .. (Bhuni Jhinga)

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Today was one of those days I wanted to cook something different.  Nothing to complicated, but with lots of flavour,  exotic,   spicy.  Encrusted with spices, these stir-fried shrimp are hot, sour and delicious. Serves 4 for a starter or lunch … Continue reading

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SWEET-AND-SOUR CAPONATA …. caponata in agrodolce

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This vegetable antipasti is from  my bible of authentic Italian cooking, SILVER SPOON.  SILVER SPOON has been Italy’s best-selling cookbook for over fifty years.  CAPONATA  would make delectable appetizer for your Thanksgiving Dinner.    The rich reds, deep purples, vibrant greens, … Continue reading

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