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Arti chokes when a bourbon soaked scallop from the bay leaves smoked oysters bacon’ on the hot New Orleans shore

In this final week we are going to go out with a bang! For all of you who were wondering if I had an issue with water-bound wildlife, no I don’t, I was saving the best for last. This weeks menu is: Artichoke Cheese Squares     and     Smoked Oysters wrapped in Bacon Seafood Creole Bread Pudding […]

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Your saucy, sharp and crispy exterior is simply a facade to hide that you’re a whipped into the ground tender chicken

Out of respect for this season’s couleur de la saison this week’s menu is dedicated to Orange and its compliment of associated rich shades and warm hues. The cheese wafers, while not necessarily served at the dinner table are by all means a starter for the night’s feast. You can use whatever cheese you favour, […]

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The yolks on you if you believe without bias, even half-and-half, that a casserole shoots a zesty ramekin in the noodle without springing a leek

This week’s menu is: Fresh Mushroom Soup          Chop Suey          Lemon Pudding Cake          Its starting to feel a lot like winter and our instinct to hunker down and seek comfort foods is setting in. What can be more soothing than a nice, rich cream of mushroom soup? No, not that one out of a can . . […]

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Cherry bomb shells oranges at the Monterey Jack avocado ranch after a sor(e)-bet is lost to Scoville

So, now that you have been initiated into the realm of degrees of spice intensity, the time has come to expand your ethnic borders beyond India to visit the Mexican and/or Mediterranean version of heat at different levels on the Scoville Chart. http://www.eatmorechiles.com/Scoville_Heat.html This week’s appetizer will have choices. For the brave of heart, there […]

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Imperial Chicken Recipe and prep slideshow

2      lb      chicken breasts, bone/skinless, cut in strips (900 g)  1      cup   flour (250 ml) 2      tbsp  canola oil (30 ml) 6      slices ginger, fresh, minced                                                   1      large onion, ½” (13mm) slices                                       3      clove garlic, fresh, minced                                            3      stalk  spring onions, white parts cut into 1½”–2” (3.8-5cm) pieces                                               […]

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You’re nuts thinking your roasted, squashed avocado will curry more than a sugared glaze!

This week’s menu is: Nutty Avocado Mango Raspberry Salad Squash and Chickpea Curry with Coconut Milk Roasted Bananas With Brown Sugar-Walnut Glaze   The time has come for a fresh, cool blast as a first course instead of a warm, curl up with a book and a blanket soup starter. We, as residents of northern […]

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Something’s fishy when a tart can crumble and squash a crusted snow pea

Check your cupboards and fridge/freezer to see if you have everything needed. In preparing for grocery shopping your first job has to be listing all the ingredients required for your planned meals.  This week’s menu: – Butternut Squash and Ginger Soup                      – Almond-Crusted Fish Fillets – Snow Peas with Carrots and Peppers                 –  Peach and Blueberry Crumble-top Tarts The trick with trying […]

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Something’s fishy when a tart can crumble and squash a crusted snow pea!

Check your cupboards and fridge/freezer to see if you have everything needed. In preparing for grocery shopping your first job has to be listing all the ingredients required for your planned meals.  This week’s menu: – Butternut Squash and Ginger Soup                      – Almond-Crusted Fish Fillets – Snow Peas with Carrots and Peppers                 –  Peach and Blueberry Crumble-top Tarts The trick with trying […]

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Orange you and Ginger going to Philly to fiddle with Brownie’s Bell stock?

This week’s menu is: Carrot, Ginger and Orange Soup Fiddled with Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches Betty’s 1-pan Brownies At last, I’m finally going to delve into the needs of real carnivores! Beef, gotta have beef! And, to boot, I also have chocolate! So, roll up your sleeves, don your aprons and prepare to make a […]

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Herb and Basil are zesty squares!

This week’s menu is: Asparagus and Herb Soup  Macaroni with Tomatoes, Brie and Basil Lemon Squares With the vast improvement and growth in the IQF (individually quick frozen) industry, so many off-season produce can be made available worldwide at amazingly good prices. Often the frozen varieties of vegetables are hard to distinguish from fresh when cooked […]

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