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Adobo Chicken

As the leaves start to fall and there is a chill in the air, my mind turns to warm comfort foods to take me through the winter. I feel a warm hug just thinking about my mom’s adobo chicken. I’ve made it…

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Posted by: on Monday, October 12th, 2009
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Bullshit-Free Moose Chili Recipe

Everybody and their uncle has their special chili recipe, and they all swear theirs is the best. They all claim to have a secret, be it an unexpected ingredient or some special cooking technique. Well, to that I say…

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Posted by: on Friday, September 25th, 2009
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BBQ Salmon À La Sooke

My buddy Handsome Rob (not my name for him – not that there’s anything wrong with that) took me salmon fishing out of Sooke on Sunday without much expectation. The big springs had moved through already, and he…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
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Tomato & Pancetta Pasta

As much as I enjoy spending multiple hours preparing dinner, sometimes that’s not possible and the exploration of the “15 minute dinner” is equally as fun. I was in the middle of making a new (to me)…

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Posted by: on Monday, August 3rd, 2009
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Limoncello is Italian for “Lemony Goodness”

When it’s this hot out, one of my favorite patio drinks is limoncello with vodka, crushed ice, fresh mint and soda. It’s so refreshing and delicious and goes down just a little too easily. I was thinking about…

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Posted by: on Thursday, July 30th, 2009
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Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam

2kg Fresh strawberries 24 stalks Rhubarb 4 oz water 250g Caster Sugar 250g Honey 250g Brown Sugar Juice of one lemon 500ml liquid pectin Yield: Sixteen 250ml jars Chop rhubarb and cook til tender with water, caster sugar…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
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Watermelon Herb Feta Summer Salad

I like watermelon. No two ways about it. And when the warm weather arrives and summer is around the corner, I find myself drawn to the cool, juicy, sweet fruit and start experimenting with ways to serve it. Last year I…

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Posted by: on Friday, June 12th, 2009
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Tasty Taste Buds

Even though I haven’t lived at home for years, my mouth still waters when I think about the “schtka, schtka, schtka” sound that the pressure cooker made. That meant my mom was making beef tongue. I know,…

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Posted by: on Thursday, June 11th, 2009
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Bulgarian Banica: Belicious!

Recently a thoughtful friend baked me a savory treat as a thank you gift—something I’d never heard of or tried before. Called Banica (pronounced Ba*ni*tsa), it is a traditional urban pastry in Bulgaria and the…

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Posted by: on Friday, May 22nd, 2009
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Easter Dinner

The topic of Easter dinner came up with some friends a few weeks ago; we were discussing what our family meal had been when we were kids.  Some people said turkey, others said ham, I said lamb.  I checked my Larousse,…

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 16th, 2009
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Beef Stroganoff

Stroganoff was one of the first recipes I learned through instinct, passed onto my mother through my Uncle Mike, a Ukranian neighbor in Calgary (who was also responsible for my early addiction to homemade perogies). It…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
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The Great Bucatini Adventure

Following my previous article on Terroni and the search for Vancouver restaurants that served bucatini all’amatriciana, my husband decided to make it himself. Joseph found two key ingredients at the Granville Island…

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Posted by: on Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
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Briouats: Moroccan Pastries with Chicken, Eggs and Preserved Lemons

Sorry for the delay in posting this recipe, one of the delicious items Don and Joyce served at our Foodists launch event at South China Seas. Briouats are a Moroccan dish traditionally served at festive occasions. As with…

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Posted by: on Friday, February 27th, 2009
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Biscochitos

When I first tasted biscochitos my taste buds did a stadium wave, my eyes rolled back to get a better look at the pleasure center of my brain, and I was transformed into Cookie Monster for two straight weeks. I’m not…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
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Tomato poached eggs on truffled polenta cakes

Lately we’ve been doing all our entertaining over brunch. I think mostly because it’s with couples who also have young kids and this way we can see them, and Lila can play with them. And when I say play, I…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
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