Mom’s Home-Style Pot Roast

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This is the perfect thing to make when the weather is crap and you want to feel all homey and comfortable and insulated from the cold. You can set this to cook, then spend a few hours looking out the … Continue reading


Pan-Fried Onion Dip (and Mayonnaise)

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I’m sure that the immersion blender is my favourite electronic kitchen tool. I use it all the time to purée soups and make smoothies (actually, slushy alcoholic drinks is more accurate). Now I have a new reason to love my … Continue reading


Tomato and Fennel Soup

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Here it is. The obligatory Valentine’s Day recipe. Not chocolate, though. Not even something sweet. Or an aphrodisiac even. As close as this gets to Valentine-y food is that the tomato is also known as a love apple. What is … Continue reading


Pasta with Yogurt and Caramelized Onions

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Greek yogurt! Not too many years ago, you would have trouble finding it in the grocery store. Now it’s pushing the other yogurts off the shelf. So popular. And it’s so much easier to use it than to buy regular … Continue reading


Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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It’s the second anniversary of this blog! The traditional gifts for this anniversary are cotton (in the U.S.) and paper (in the U.K.). To cover both those traditions, I chose a recipe that comes from Barefoot Contessa Parties! by Ina … Continue reading


Ottolenghi’s Salad With Fennel, Pomegranate and Sumac

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Taking a short break from cooking from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan. This salad looked bright and colourful – just what I needed during this abominably cold and snowy winter. Let’s make it. Get a fennel bulb (just … Continue reading