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Basil Pesto – it’s like Green Gold

Intensely flavourful, herbal, cheesy, and garlicky – what’s not to love about fresh basil pesto? If you’ve got a bounty of basil in your garden, you’ve got the makings for this classic Italian sauce that livens up every dish you … Continue reading

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Big Batch Meat Sauce – Serve Some Tonight and Freeze the Rest

Make up a big pot of bold, hearty meat sauce to satisfy the hungriest appetites – a wonderful recipe to have in your cooking repertoire. This recipe makes enough to serve a crowd or to freeze ahead in batches for … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken with Romesco Sauce (and How to Roast Peppers)

If last year was the summer of Chimichurri Sauce, well, then this year it’s the summer of Romesco Sauce. And I need to ask . . . again . . . Romesco Sauce – where have you been all my life?!!! … Continue reading

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Spiced Pear Cranberry Sauce with Red Wine and Honey

An updated classic, Spiced Pear Cranberry Sauce is simmered in red wine and sweetened with honey to add a special zip to your holiday feast. It’s hit. I’ve been struck with the Christmas spirit. Some years it hits earlier than … Continue reading

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Chimichurri Sauce – on Steak, Salmon, Potatoes and Just About Anything Else

Wow. That is all I can say. Chimichurri sauce – where have you been all my life?!!! The bold, zesty flavours of this sauce make my tongue want to leap out of my mouth and do a kicky Latin salsa … Continue reading

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Pasta Sauce with Sardines and Capers

  Sardines? Yes – sardines! Before you go ‘yeccchhh’ and click away, let me tell you that the sardines in this pasta sauce are nothing like what you remember in childhood, or what you think sardines might taste like (in … Continue reading

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Mississippi Mud Sauce – Thick, Rich, Hot-fudgy Chocolate Sauce

Everybody needs a knock-em-dead store-cupboard dessert to wow guests. The kind you quickly throw together when you hear the dog bark and see unannounced guests pull into the driveway. Or the kind you whip up in two minutes when you … Continue reading

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Tomato Sauce – Astonishingly Simple and Absolutely Sumptuous

This most simple tomato sauce uses 4 ingredients, takes 2 minutes to prepare, 45 minutes to cook, and tastes unbelievably sumptuous. I was wondering what all the hype was about. Every time I clicked, I came across another blog that … Continue reading

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Fish Tacos Recipe – Fresh, Crispy and Colourful (and oh-so-full of flavour)

  I’ve been on a fish taco kick lately – ordering them in restaurants whenever I have a chance, and making them at home. I love tacos anyway, but the fish version just seems to have something special. Maybe it’s … Continue reading

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Naure’s Gifts: Fresh Trout, Morels and a side of Bannock

What gifts nature has to offer, if we only stop to look – or listen – or thread a hook. I’ve just come back from a week at my parents’ cabin in northern British Columbia, on the shores of the … Continue reading

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