Soups and Sides

Fast and Easy – Curried Squash

This is a great dish on its own, with some naan or other flatbread, or as a side to accompany meat, fish or even with a salad. I was going […]

Fast and Easy – Raw Beet and Herb Salad

As the days get warmer, we want to spend less time in the kitchen. That is unless you like being in the kitchen as much as I do. Regardless of […]

Chickpea Bites

This is a wonderfully tasty hors d ‘oeuvre, bursting with flavor in every bite. It’s versatile so you can make it with really any type of bean. I’m using canned […]

Julia Child’s Provencal Potato Gratin

As you probably know, one of the Chef’s who inspired my love for cooking was Julia Child. Her approach to cooking is what I think I liked best. A Cordon […]

Smoked Duck Breast with Maple Caramelized Onions

I had the opportunity to do a dinner class for some wonderful folks that own King Cole Ducks. Really the dinner at their “Duck School” was open to the public. […]

CNIB Thank You Dinner in Barrie – Indian Spiced Cabbage

I was at the Loblaw’s PC Cooking School in Barrie a few nights ago. It was an incredible evening! Not because of my menu (although it was pretty good 🙂 ) […]

Curried Parsnip Soup

Oh so good! Again so easy to make, I’m embarrassed to give you the recipe! I didn’t always like the taste of parsnips (but probably because I’ve only ever had […]

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Goan Shrimp Curry

Goan cooking is a delicate balance of spices that provide complex tastes when combined. Actually Indian cooking – in general, is like this. Until one really understands the nuances in […]

Stuffed Eggplant and Stuffed Zucchini

My friend Otis – from the land down under, put me on to this recipe for stuffed eggplant. It’s actually from a fellow who runs a restaurant and cooking school […]

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Barley, Mushrooms and Caramelized Balsamic Vinegar Onions

Whatever you thought of barley – boring, dull etc., put it out of your head and make this dish. It’s simple really, barley, mushrooms, caramelized onions finished off with balsamic […]

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