Recipes

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Rosemary, Raisin and Pecan Crisps

I can't believe I'm about to make these again. The recipe makes a two loaf pans' worth and the entire batch is almost gone.Bored with plain crackers and still hyperventilating from the sticker price on the artisanal crisps, I was thrilled to find a knock-off...

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Aix-en-Provence Black Olive Tart

[caption id="attachment_2017" align="alignnone" width="814"] Photo courtesy McClelland & Stewart.[/caption] The area of a circle is ∏r². This bit of high school math comes in handy when a recipe calls for a 12-inch tart pan and you go to three stores in search of one and all you...

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Readers Question: Herb-Roasted Potatoes

This is another of James Ingram's photos, snatched from the pages of Michael Smith's The Best of Chef at Home because I was too hungry to take a shot. In my defense, these potatoes were cooked alongside the Apple Roast Chicken so it was one...

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Michael Smith’s Apple Roasted Chicken

This is another photo I didn't take.  And not because my roasted chicken didn't turn out beautifully. It did. I just didn't have the time or patience to do a photo shoot. I give full credit to James Ingram, not only for his camera skills but...

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Saffron and Modern Spice Cookbook Giveaway

Lora has great confidence in me. She was so pleased with the Matar Paneer recipe she asked what I can do with saffron rice. Buoyed by her enthusiasm, I headed to the Indian specialty shop and searched for saffron. There was none on the shelves. When...

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Romanesco

Despite looking like something from Deep Space Nine Cardassian cuisine, this spiral-studded vegetable has been growing right here on Earth for a few hundred years. Romanesco, or Roman cauliflower, might look strange, but its taste is very familiar -- a gentle cross between broccoli and...

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Maple-Roasted Chicken Breasts

This hardly looks like a substitute for chicken wings, but I assure you, if your mouth wants honey-garlic drumettes and your brain balks at deep-frying, this variation on pub grub will keep every body happy -- low-fat roasted chicken for your waistline and a tangy-sweet...

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Earth to Table French Onion Soup

I didn't take this picture. I wish I did. But I didn't. This is just a taste of the mouthwatering photos that illustrate Earth to Table: Seasonal Recipes from an Organic Farm. While eating local is a hot topic these days, this book is not a...

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Quick Fresh Tomato and Herb Pasta

Bet you thought I was done with the fresh tomato recipes for a while. So did I. But I was given some environmentally conscious, on-the-vine hydroponic Ontario tomatoes (say that three times fast!) at the Royal Winter Fair and I just couldn't bear to toss them in...

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