Category: Winter Comforts

Fancy Tea Sandwiches, Three Chicken Salads

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Fancy Tea Sandwiches, Cheese & Egg Fillings

For a printer friendly version of these recipes, click here. To get you in the mood, here is a selection of my personal favourite fillings. There are two sources in Vancouver where I have purchased the square loaves of bread;

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Braised Beef With Star Anise

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Huevos Rancheros (Mexican Eggs)

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. One of our favourite breakfast or brunch plates! For sure, it gets you going! Perhaps for a weekend brunch, with or without guests, maybe a Caesar to kick things off? Makes Approximately

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Braised Oxtails With Chorizo

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What’s Up In My Kitchen

  The pots have been bubbling away with all sorts of comfort foods lately!  Stew is such a good thing to have while watching the Winter Olympics!  But you don’t have to wait for them to roll around again to make some of these

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Warm Artichoke Parmigiano Spread

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, Click here. When I noticed on Facebook how many people made that Mexican layered bean dip for their Super Bowl Sunday appetizer, I was quite surprised! I mean, that is one old chestnut

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What’s Up In My Kitchen?

  There are just some things I can’t get enough of when it’s so bloody cold outside.  We set records here in Vancouver but so far no snow… I’m thinking, I need a big bowl of Mexican meatball soup to warm me up! 

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Mushroom Filled Ravioli

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Ahh…ravioli, a labour of love filled with mushroomy goodness accented with a bit of prosciutto, finished with a butter-prosciutto sauce and a sprinkling of Parmigiano Reggiano. Makes Approximately 36 Ravioli One 3

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Phyllis’ Veal Stew

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I love a really good veal stew. We buy a veal freezer pack of non-milk-fed veal from Columbus Meats** every year which includes different cuts from scaloppine to veal ribs,

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