Hasselback Potatoes

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Check out my new plant! It’s a bay laurel, it arrived here in January from Cobourg, Ontario (thanks, Heather) and is still alive. An accomplishment of which I am very proud. It’s great to have fresh herbs for cooking, though … Continue reading


Chicken with Leeks, Apples and Cider

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I had a conversation in which we ranked chicken parts. Yes, a very important debate here. This judgement was based on taste, not nutritional value or ease of cooking. No other parts were under consideration. In other words, you can … Continue reading


Couscous with Chickpeas, Fennel and Citrus

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Lots of citrus fruits are in season, and this dish was a great way to take advantage. The fennel (which has a more mellow but still slightly licorice flavour when it’s cooked), chickpeas and olives all went well together, so … Continue reading


New York Corn Muffins

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Way back in October, I spent a delightful evening listening to Ruth Reichl at George Brown College. First there was an interview, then a question and answer section and finally the best part: the chance to speak with her and … Continue reading