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A Pair Of Gourmands

May 14, 2005 / 5:30 am

Places, everyone! - by The Chef in Stead She says: Last month we wrote about the garden and how excited we were to be planting and planning for the summer season. A month later, the garden is starting to show us the fruits of our labour, and the evening temperatures are warm enough to sit outside.

A Pair Of Gourmands

May 7, 2005 / 5:30 am

I miss my Mom! - by The Chef in Stead He says: In 1976, the year of the Summer Olympics in Montreal, I was ten years old, super blond air and full of energy. My mom and I were living alone in this small apartment in downtown Montreal and life was great. I was the center of her universe, as she was

A Pair Of Gourmands

Apr 30, 2005 / 5:30 am

Spring Fever - by The Chef in Stead She says Now that spring has sprung, it makes me think of all the new things that are coming into season. With the warmer temperatures, we donít feel the need for so much comfort food, and so the lighter fare available at the grocery stores and markets creates n

A Pair Of Gourmands

Apr 23, 2005 / 5:30 am

Here""s To Mom! - by The Chef in Stead She says: Every year when Motherís Day approaches, the first thing I think about to do for my Mom is to make something in the kitchen. I know this might sound corny, but it just seems to get to the heart of the matter Ė Moms and all the warm fuzzy things good

A Pair of Gourmands

Apr 16, 2005 / 5:30 am

Dinner Parties - by The Chef in Stead Dinner at Ricís Grill Steak Seafood & Chop House 210 Lawrence Ave 869-1586 She says: It appears to be a Kelowna institution Ė even early in the evening on a weeknight, it was relatively busy. The menu has all the crowd-pleasing favorites: Caesar salad, steak

A Pair Of Gourmands

Apr 9, 2005 / 5:30 am

Chef Martinís Tip 6 - by The Chef in Stead Put in good ingredients and good meals will come out! I am a firm believer that if you buy according to the market, you will be more creative. Let yourself be motivated by freshness. I usually create meals based on what is fresh at the market, and usuall

A Pair Of Gourmands

Mar 27, 2005 / 5:30 am

Dinner Parties - by The Chef in Stead You can love them or hate them, but everyone does host or at least attend a dinner party once in a while. They can be fun or stressful, and the secret is to make sure that any stress at all happens before the guests arrive. Even if you are as lucky as I am, h

A Pair Of Gourmands

Mar 18, 2005 / 1:23 pm

BREAD FOR MY FRIENDS! - by The Chef in Stead Kelowna was in desperate need for good naturally made breads. Having moved from Quebec last year, I could not find the quality I was used to! So, on January 7, I finally gave up and decided to teach myself the basics of natural levain or sourdough bread

A Pair Of Gourmands

Mar 11, 2005 / 8:20 am

Kids in the kitchen! by The Chef in Stead Do you remember when you left home - you were proud and scared at the same time, finally, you were leaving the nest to fly on your own. Do you remember the first meal you cooked in your own apartment? What kind of box or can was it? We all did it! Now a

A Pair Of Gourmands

Feb 26, 2005 / 5:30 am

Crab for Dinner! If you ever wanted to eat fresh crab one day, now is the time! The Queen Charlotte Island Crab has reached peak flavor. I felt like making something special, so last weekend I went to Hooked on Seafood and purchased a small live crab for $18. The owners of the fish store, nice pe

A Pair of Gourmands

Feb 19, 2005 / 5:30 am

Chef Martinís Tip 2: Planning is the difference between a good cook and a great cook. Whether in a restaurant cooking for 200 customers or having 6 people over for dinner at my house, I use the simple technique of visualizing every step of the meal. It really makes me see the details of the meal

Chef Martin""s Tips

Feb 12, 2005 / 5:30 am

by Martin Laprise - The Chef in Stead Chef Martinís Tip 1: You don""t need a $700 set of knives to cook gourmet meals, just one good knife. Always keep it sharp, and please don""t throw it in any kitchen drawers. Once you have a sharp knife, learn to use it, stay away from electrical cutting gi

Ready Set Summer!

Dec 31, 1969 / 4:00 pm

The Victoria Day long weekend is traditional as the unofficial start of the Canadian summer. “May long," as it’s called in many parts of the country, is when the boats come out on the water and the steaks come out on the grill. Sometimes, Mother Nature doesn’t co-op

Dec 31, 1969 / 4:00 pm

The Westside Wine Trail

Dec 31, 1969 / 4:00 pm

By: Helene Scott Photo: Contributed Mission Hill Family Estate,  Reserve Cabernet Shiraz 2009 - $34.99 A blend of 51% cabernet sauvignon and 49% shiraz. Soft, ripe berries, hint of pepper, subtle smoke and spice on the nose and the structured tannins. Complex, lin

Herb roasted corn on the cob

Dec 31, 1969 / 4:00 pm

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