Monthly Archives: December 2011

Rouladen, a Christmas Eve Tradition

Rouladen are a traditional German dish, savoury meat rolls with mustard, bacon, pickles, and onions, browned and braised to tenderness in a flavourful gravy. (skip to recipe) What special food do you eat on Christmas Eve? Is it maybe a … Continue reading

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Peanut Brittle Cravings

Forget messing with candy thermometers and boiling syrup, this easy microwave peanut brittle produces consistent results every time – light, crunchy, and full of irresistible caramel and peanut flavors. I just couldn’t help myself. I went on a brittle bender. … 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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