Kitchen Tips

Kitchen Tips

Tomato Apricot Ginger Chutney

We love this chutney as an accompaniment to Indian spiced chicken.  And it would be amazing with lamb and I have served it with Tourtiere at Christmas too!  My friend and great chef Andrea of Burdock and Co. restaurant here in Vancouver is a big fan of this one! Chutney will keep for up to […]

Kitchen Tips

Curry Powder

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This curry powder is a Malaysian style one. The cuisine is a mixture of Indian, Chinese and Malay to name a few. Because of the various ethnic influences, I consider this to be my “house” curry powder when I am cooking Asian. Hope you enjoy […]

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How To Dry Your Own Herbs

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Herbs you dry yourself are greener and a lot fresher tasting that the bottled ones. Thyme is something I use a lot and even though I have three plants in the garden, I find I need more. I buy a couple of bags of fresh […]

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Homemade Oven Dried Tomatoes

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here.   If you grow your own tomatoes, or even if you are curious, these are wonderful! This is an especially good thing to do with end of summer tomatoes. We all know how much I adore tomatoes! Preheat the oven to 200 F. Cut plum […]

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Save Cash, Make The Basics

One of the things I really love to do is test recipes that sound interesting. The other day I was thinking of making  an arugula salad with mosto cotto (cooked grape must) dressing because I just happen to have some on hand, bought on our last trip to Chianti, that I am sort of hoarding. One […]

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Garam Masala

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I really do like to make my own spice mixes. I find that they are so fresh and the spices really come through. There are many combinations of spices from the different regions of India but I have found this one to my liking. Store […]