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Pay it forward

Apr 30, 2011 / 5:00 am

    This past Thursday was International Pay It Forward Day. Do you remember the book and movie from a few years back, about the young boy who came up with the plan that people could accomplish amazing things if they helped people “just because” with the on

Banana Muffins- Easy!

Apr 27, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1/4 cup of softened butter 1/4 cup of applesauce (unsweetened) 3/4 cup of sugar 1 cup mashed banana 1 egg beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp Baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 cups flour 1 to 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2

Lemon Lime Curd

Apr 26, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 tbsp finely grated zest 2/3 cup of freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice (aprox. 2 lemons and 1 lime) 8 Lg egg yolks pinch of sea salt 1 1/4 sticks of butter (ie. 1/2 cup and 1/8)   Preparation: In a medium sauce

Carrot and Star Anise Soup

Apr 22, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 pound medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 cups home-made chicken stock 1 cup heavy cream Sea salt and freshly ground white pepper 4 whole star anise pods Preparation: 1.Melt the butter in a large

Buttermilk Pancakes

Apr 21, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 2 large eggs 1/4 cup melted butter 1/8 cup sugar (or honey) 2 cups low fat buttermilk 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp of Baking Soda 2 1/4 tsp of Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Salt   Preparation: In mix master or with a whisk, whis

Baked Halibut

Apr 20, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 6 Halibut Fillets 1/2 cup real mayonaisse 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1/4 tsp fresh minced garlic 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice 100g bag of kettle cooked plain chips 1 cup panko crumbs   Preparation: Wash and pat dry your fi

Food revolution

Apr 16, 2011 / 5:00 am

The other night I watched the new Jamie Oliver TV show on ABC, “Food Revolution” (Friday nights) about food in school and I thought I would give you my two cents on that theme. First of all, when I was a kid we were going to school barefoot in the snow up hill both ways&

Venison tartare

Apr 15, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients:   1 fillet from saddle of venison (Roe deer) hung for 1 week 1 tsp gherkins 1 tsp capers 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp chopped shallots 1 tsp anchovy fillet finely diced 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 free range egg yolk Tabasco sa

Easy Cranberry Chicken

Apr 14, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients:   1 can cranberry sauce (or equivalent measure of homemade) 1/4 cup of soy sauce 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp fresh minced ginger 1 tsp mustard powder 1 - 2 cloves minced garlic 1/3 cup brown sugar   Preparation:

Beet and Cabbage Borscht

Apr 13, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 6 cups water 1 can of tomato soup 1 large can of diced tomatoes 1 cup of vinegar juice of half a lemon half a small cabbage, sliced up thin 4 beets, grated 1 large potato, grated 1 med onion, diced finely 1/2 bell pepper,

Meat on a bun

Apr 9, 2011 / 5:00 am

  He says: Last weekend I was in Vancouver for business and also some pleasure. I had done some research to figure out where I was going to eat my meals and this is the breakdown of “my meat on a bun trip”. Day one was lunch at RE UP on the street in front of the Vanc

Blowtorch Prime Rib Roast

Apr 5, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: One 2-bone center-cut rib roast (about 4½ pounds), trimmed of excess fat Kosher salt Coarsely ground black pepper Gray salt or coarse sea salt   Preparation: Position an oven rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven

Recession food stock piling

Apr 2, 2011 / 5:00 am

  Although I still consider myself fairly young in the grand scheme of things, I have seen what kind of devastation a recession can do to restaurants. In times of hardship people watch where they spend money and they look for great value. The feeling I get right now is that Canada is

Curry Chicken Bombay

Mar 30, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 3-4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 3 cups broccoli (cooked) 1 can Campbells Cream of Chicken soup 1 can Campbells Cream of Celery soup 1 tbsp lemon juice 1-2 tbsp curry powder (however spicy you want) 1/4 cup mayonnaise Pepper to

Fire it up!

Mar 26, 2011 / 5:00 am

She says: In our household, spring means different things to each of us. I get out the garden catalogs and plant the seedlings. This year I have a greenhouse to get me and the plants off to a roaring start. For Martin though, the roaring start is in the BBQ. As soon as the robins start to chi

Coq au Vin a la Rutland

Mar 24, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 can of Campbells Cream of Wild Mushroom soup 2 boneless, skinelss chicken breasts, sliced up 1/4 cup good white wine 3 cloves of crushed garlic 1 teaspoon of butter ground fresh black pepper to taste   Preparation: On medium heat in a pan (n

What next?

Mar 19, 2011 / 5:00 am

  She says: The headlines this week included all kinds of things that I only thought I would see in movies: nuclear leaks, tsunami, uprising, food prices skyrocketing…yes, it’s all true, and some of it is even happening here. I cannot imagine what it must be li

Food report from Cancun

Mar 12, 2011 / 5:00 am

He says: Last week I mentioned that we were in Cancun for some R&R. I had done some reading on Trip Advisor about the resort we were going to stay at to find out about the food. Most people were happy with the food and some others were not. First of all, in general keep in mind that people do not

Cancun

Mar 5, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ola! At the time you are reading this my feet will be in the sand of a Cancun beach. Kristin and I are taking a well deserved, much needed seven days all inclusive “RNR”. I have never been on a vacation where all my meals are to come from the same three restaurants all week. I have mixed feelings

Oscar night

Feb 26, 2011 / 5:00 am

Here’s a reprint from a few years ago as we are in Mexico this week, missing the Oscars actually, but still sharing quality time together. I will go out on a limb and say that our pick for Best Picture is “The King’s Speech”. Here’s hoping even if you don’t pick any winners, you have time to whip up
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