Recipes

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Roasted Pepper Salad

This salad takes almost as long to say as it does to prepare. The full name of this dish is -- deep breath -- Roasted Sweet Pepper Salad with Pine Nuts, Goat Cheese and Basil. Phew! That's practically the whole recipe. Another of Rose Reisman's gems...

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Nuts for Snow Peas

Despite my recent obsession with desserts and coffee, I haven't forgotten the poll results. Some of you wanted side dishes, so I'll be serving some up vegetable options over the next week. In winter, I'm happy with some steamed veggies to soak up the sauce from...

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Rootham’s Red Pepper Jelly Tarts

If necessity is the mother in invention, then pending company and limited time sire recipes -- some of which are actually worth sharing. One of my favourite spontaneous creations uses Rootham's Tangy Red Pepper Jelly. I'd been given a jar as a hostess gift, and...

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Lowering the fat on Honey Carrot Cake

A while ago Lisa emailed me asking how to reduce the fat in baking. One of her favourite loaf recipes calls for an entire cup of oil and she wanted to cut back. For years I've read that you can just replace half the oil...

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Dive Right In Hazelnut Tort

Those of you who have a stand-up mixer located permanently on their counter are laughing at me right now. Okay, I can take it. I've earned a collective, "I told you so!" The Viennese torte I made for my sister's birthday required me to whip half...

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Chocolate Ginger Cheesecake

I was debating what to blog about when Jodi sent me a plant via Facebook and tagged on a note about how she needed more ginger and chocolate. Well, we must be on the same craving wavelength because on the weekend I had a hankering...

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Chocolate Ginger Cheesecake

I was debating what to blog about when Jodi sent me a plant via Facebook and tagged on a note about how she needed more ginger and chocolate. Well, we must be on the same craving wavelength because on the weekend I had a hankering...

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Monica Bhide’s Curried Popcorn and a few answers

While gadget week is behind me, my post on savory garlic popcorn needs some further attention. To clarify, three cloves of garlic produce a mild topping. If you don't mind being socially unacceptable, crank the volume to 10 and have mints on hand. However, if...

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Old Fashioned Brown Sugar Cake

Silly me. I should have photographed the cake before placing it on the table in front of the ravening horde (aka my family). Tired of snow and yearning for old-fashioned comfort, I whipped up a brown sugar cake straight out of grandma's kitchen. Dark brown sugar,...

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