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Black Squid Ink Pasta? Yup!

I’ve never understood those who refuse to sample unfamiliar cuisine. I love trying new things—especially with food. So when I first saw black pasta made from squid ink, I knew I had to try it. Hey, if they can…

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Posted by: on Friday, December 21st, 2007
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A Mouthful of Happiness

Over the past two weeks I’ve been enjoying the life of a King, consuming every known Filipino dish in large quantity and still leaving food on my plate. What is common here is amazing to me, I could well imagine North…

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Posted by: on Friday, April 6th, 2007
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Fine Fish, in a Can?

If you are looking for a tasty snack to pack in your lunch tomorrow, pick up some 80g cans of Callipo tuna. The fish is canned in olive oil, which makes for a much tastier snack than water-tinned tuna. I eat it straight…

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Posted by: on Saturday, January 6th, 2007
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Super-Duper Smoked Salmon Canapes

Who would ever think you might tire of a freezer full of smoked salmon? Um, well, it’s started to happen, friends. Crackers and smoked salmon, fusilli with smoked salmon cream, more crackers and smoked salmon, and…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
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Nice Feesh!

It doesn’t happen always, but every summer my pals Owen, Clint and I try to get out to Sooke on Vancouver Island and go fishing for some salmon. Last week it all came together, and with wives and girlfriends along,…

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Posted by: on Friday, August 25th, 2006
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Shellfish Risotto is the New Best Risotto Ever

The lobster and dungeness crab risotto K. and I did for our new food pals Helen and Jason (and our established food pals Mark and Andrea) a while back was such a hit that a recipe is in order. So the former best risotto…

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Posted by: on Friday, August 18th, 2006
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Dinner At Home…Vancouver Style

When fellow blogger Jer had a huge Atlantic lobster party a few weeks ago, I took what was left of the four critters I got, and made stock from them. So I’d been wanting to make lobster risotto for weeks. And I…

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Posted by: on Sunday, August 6th, 2006
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Go Fish

The weather hasn’t been great here for over a week. With June around the corner it’s a bit of a bummer and then today we get a taste of summer, quite literally. A vendor asked us to lunch so we suggested Gord…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, May 31st, 2006
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Props to Chef Eric

Mark and I have been cooking successfully for years, but never with any formal training. Last year we decided it would be a good thing to take a class or two and enrolled in the basics of French cooking classes offered at…

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Posted by: on Saturday, May 13th, 2006
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Dining with Dogs on the Dalmation Coast

When having dinner in the South of Croatia, it’s not uncommon to find yourself in the company of a four-legged friend. On this particular night in Hvar Town, I sat down with a Weimaraner and enjoyed a particularly…

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 27th, 2006
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Gotta get my mignonette

As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their liquid from each…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
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Scallop Ceviche with Minted Watermelon and Coconut Foam

Serves 4 The acid from the lemon and lime actually cooks the fish. When you see it turn from translucent to opaque, you know it’s ready. You can ceviche prawns, squid, octopus, and lobster, or be creative! 12 large…

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Posted by: on Monday, September 26th, 2005
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Sea Scallop Salad with Tomato-Pepper Vinaigrette

2 servings Robust and versatile, this pepper-laced vinaigrette is excellent on a simple scallop salad, or it can easily stand alone as a dipping sauce with bread A ripe, sweet tomato is essential to the flavour balance of the dish.

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Posted by: on Monday, September 26th, 2005
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Ikan Bakar (BBQ Fish)

INGREDIENTS : 4 small or 2 medium-sized Mackerels – kept whole and cleaned 1 cup coconut milk 1 tbsp sugar juice of 1 lemon salt 3-4 fresh limau kasturi (kalamansi limes), cut into halves (Substitute: kaffir lime…

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Posted by: on Monday, September 26th, 2005
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Mexican Shrimp Soup Ernesto’s Style…

8-10 guajillo peppers 4 medium tomatoes 1/2 large yellow onion 2-3 cloves garlic Cover with water and boil for 10-15 minutes Blend and strain (discard guts) On medium heat, add 4tbsp olive oil large pinch of whole oregano…

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Posted by: on Monday, September 26th, 2005
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