Cherry Tomato Crostini With Homemade Herbed Goat Cheese

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We are getting close to prime tomato season here in Ontario. This makes me happy because I like all the tomatoes: the big beefsteaks for my sandwiches, the plum tomatoes for making red sauce to eat all winter long, the … Continue reading


Hard Cider Rarebit

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Even though the Food52 Cookbook Club has moved on to May’s book, I am continuing to cook from Simple. This may be the last recipe I post for a while, but there are so many great dishes in this book … Continue reading


The Diva of Grilled Cheese

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Sure, everyone knows how to make a grilled cheese sandwich: a couple of slices of processed cheese between bread, buttered and fried in a pan until it’s gooey and golden. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But this is better. … Continue reading


Nan-e barbari (Persian flatbread)

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The flatbread on the cover of The Hot Bread Kitchen by Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez intrigued me enough to give bread making another try. This recipe book is full of breads from all over the world which are made by women … Continue reading


English Onion Soup with Sage and Cheddar

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Load up on onions, sharpen your knife and get slicing. This is a great alternative to French Onion Soup from Jamie Oliver. But first, some kitchen tips from whatfoodimade: • Sharp knives reduce the amount of tears produced while cutting … Continue reading


Turkey, Cranberry and Monterey Jack Cheese Sandwich

I just now had to look up the date of the American Thanksgiving. I was sure it was this coming weekend, as I have been seeing articles and ideas about what to cook and how to decorate and ways to … Continue reading


Asparagus Tartine With Ricotta and Mint

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It is that time of the year again: asparagus season. I am back to eating asparagus 3 or 4 times a week and just found this way to make it into an appetizer, which I probably served before a main … Continue reading


Leek Bread Pudding

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The first time I try a recipe, I do my best to follow it exactly. That way, I have a benchmark. If the recipe was a winner, then I have it all ready for the next time I want to … Continue reading


Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good

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I don’t really like squash, though I’ll tolerate it… especially in a pie. Based on the theory that if enough great tasting flavours are added to one that I’m not really fond of I’ll end up with something I’ll enjoy … Continue reading


No-Knead Raisin Soda Bread

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Being that it’s St. Patrick’s Day today, it’s not hard to find a posting about soda bread on any number of foodie websites or blogs. Far be it for me to buck the trend. This is a snap to make … Continue reading