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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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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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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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SPINACH PIE … a vegetarian dish that will make your reputation as a splendid cook

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SPINACH PIE  in all its glory This dish looks  professional and complicated.  In reality it is easy to make.  Don’t be concerned about using phyllo pastry dough.   In this recipe perfection isn’t necessary.    If a sheet tears just keep going.  … Continue reading

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CLASSIC MACS AND CHEESE RECIPE

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My brother-in-law and his family were moving back into their old house.  They had moved out six months ago and embarked on extensive renovations.    Today was moving day and  I wanted to ease the pain by delivering supper.  Something that … Continue reading

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BOEUF BOURGINGNON … beef bourgingnon

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I review I KNOW HOW TO COOK I KNOW HOW TO COOK by Ginette Mathiot’s has been the best-selling cookbook in France for three generations.  Now it is available in English.  The book first published in l932 has been regularly … Continue reading

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CHICKEN TAGINE WITH SWEET POTATOES AND PRUNES

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  There’s snow on the local mountains.    The air is crisp and cold.  This morning our emerald green lawns sparkled with white with frost.    This  was the kind of day that called for a dinner of exotic flavours.  Something to … Continue reading

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