Monthly Archives: December 2011

Rouladen, a Christmas Eve Tradition

What special food do you eat on Christmas Eve? Is it maybe a seafood feast, or fondue, or roast goose? Maybe it’s the twelve significant dishes of the Ukrainian tradition, or the Polish version? Is it the French tourtiere, or … Continue reading

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Peanut Brittle Cravings

I just couldn’t help myself. I went on a brittle bender. I wasn’t meaning to, honest. It’s just that with brittle, it’s addicting. And it was beautiful and snowy outside and Bing Crosby was crooning White Christmas inside and every time … Continue reading

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Ode to the Lowly, Lovely Chayote Squash

Delicious chayote squash is an underused vegetable – crispy, delicious, and versatile. It tastes like a cross between a zucchini, cucumber, and crisp pear. Try it simply sautéed. Meet my friend Chayote, my new favourite vegetable. I love hanging out … Continue reading

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