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Chocolate Bacon Praline Shortbread Cookies

  For the cookie: 2 cups of all purpose flour 1 cup of softened butter (unsalted) 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp of salt     For the Praline: 3/4 cup of granulated sugar 4 rashers of bacon pinch of salt   For the chocolate: 3 oz of dark chocolate chips, melted     Method: … Continue reading »

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The Razor

“Okay, I brought it home” he said to me one day last week. Holly Hanna! I thought. This could mean anything – from a stray kitten to a rescued piece of furniture. “Brought home what ?” I asked cautiously.  “The Razor” he said “I finally bought myself a new one , so the old one comes … Continue reading »

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Mothers Day

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Spring Tease

A light Coq Au Vin? What would Julia say? Continue reading »

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Bar-B -Que

We Canadians are a hearty bunch, we will grill regardless  what the weather is doing outside.  Neither snow, sleet, hail, wind nor dark of night will keep us from our bar-b-ques. Both Chef and I have been shivering whilst holding a flash light during a blizzard, or minus 18 cold snap; this is extreme cooking … Continue reading »

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Black Box

After much debate, The Black Box ingredients have been revealed : A can of creamed corn Leeks a pint of Blackberries a Dressed Rabbit The contestants are required to submit their recipes in two weeks, with the winner having a guest spotlight right here on our blog. Ladies and Gents…..sharpen your knifes!

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The Black Box

Very soon I will be issuing a challenge to all of our professional and home cooks. It’s called the Black Box. The idea is the cooks are given a box full of mystery ingredients, and it is up to them to create a three course meal using all of the items found in the box. … Continue reading »

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Raise a glass

For some time now I have ignored this notion of a glass for every wine theory. I thought really, how can a glass affect the smell and taste of a wine? As a professional, it is my job to find fault with, analyse, and in general pick apart wines. It is not my part of … Continue reading »

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A New Year

Well, thank goodness that’s over with! Now, we can all look forward to this New Year. Have you made resolutions? Swept the slate clean? We have. To start we have jointly made a “to do” list, some of it is technical and having to do with the site (there will be upgrades) and the rest … Continue reading »

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Recipe Winner

Chicken again? Really? How boring, you uninspiring fowl! Just the same as last week and I didn’t much like you then. Chicken Thursday anyone? Breast or thigh? Beer with that wing? Say! what did that chicken ever do to you anyway?It’s an economical meat, and a blank canvas as far as creativity in the kitchen is … Continue reading »

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