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Not-blood orange salsa with avocado

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

summary: not-blood orange salsa from Jamie Schler’s cookbook “Orange Appeal”; making substitutions; no blood oranges? …use navel oranges instead; using all the orange (except the pith); orange extract and orange sugar; Oranges aren’t exactly in season yet but when Canada Post delivered Jamie’s cookbook on Thanksgiving weekend, I couldn’t stop myself from buying a few […] Continue reading »

Chilis!! Get yer red hot chilis here!

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

summary: great neighbours; peach salsa; excerpt from ‘Kitchens of the Great Midwest’ by J. Ryan Stradal; chili syrup for ice cream; hot red chilis! The chilis are always redder and hotter on the other side of the fence. Aren’t they? In our case, it’s true. Late in the spring, I transplanted several different chili plants […] Continue reading »

2nd Try at Jane Mason Sourdough: Sudden Change of Direction

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

summary: second try at making Jane Mason Sourdough Bread: Fail!; new pet refuses to play; learning patience; getting inspired by “Taste of Persia” by Naomi Duguid; there’s a reason for eating by candlelight; khinkali stuffed with mushrooms to the rescue; great new condiment: ajika; reminiscing about “Anything Can Happen” by Papashvily; Now that the major […] Continue reading »

“Hot Cross Buns” (BBB April 2017)

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

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summary: recipe for Kare Pan; spring at last; embracing diversity; deep-frying in a wok; statute of limitations for April Fooling; a Bread Baking Babes project; Happy Easter! It’s Easter and spring really has sprung at last! What better way to celebrate than with hot cross buns? Whoa!! That doesn’t look like a hot cross bun?! […] Continue reading »

Potstickers (Bookmarked)

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

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summary: Chinese-style potstickers and two kinds of sauce; inspired by potstickers in LCBO’s Food and drink magazine and based on The Dumpling Sisters’ recipe; The Dumpling Sisters are great; I love run-on sentences!; information about Bookmarked Recipes; Bookmarked Recipes #???: Potstickers For weeks, the LCBO’s Food and Drink Magazine has been sitting on the telephone […] Continue reading »

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