Wine-Braised Chicken with Shallots and Pancetta

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What five things do you always have in your refrigerator? I don’t wonder about the normal things like milk and eggs but about the things that are a little different and are used in the food you especially like to … Continue reading

Orecchiette with Spring Peas, Pancetta and Pea Shoots

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Microgreens: Those colourful little leafy bits that are used by chefs to garnish your plate in restaurants. I’m happy to have found a place to buy these tasty leaves to use in my home-cooked meals. Not as garnishes, but as … 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

Porter-Braised Chicken Thighs with Root Vegetables

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Happy belated birthday (it was October 2nd) to Chuck Williams, the founder of Williams-Sonoma! 100 years old… that’s an accomplishment. I have spent many happy hours in his stores, checking all kinds of kitchen utensils – fondling, planning, coveting and … Continue reading

Cheddar Cheese Risotto

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I made the most horrendous mistake. I didn’t realize what I’d done until I was making myself a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. Room temperature butter for spreading on the bread, nice challah bread for the outside and a lovely … Continue reading

Harvest Corn Chowder with Bacon

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There is no doubt, we’re headed into autumn. The days are shorter and it’s certainly cooler. I can’t see too many leaves out my window here, but I have a feeling they’re getting ready to change colours. Like this one … Continue reading