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Barbequing and Grilling

Spot Prawns With Two Dips

Get ‘em still alive. Remove the heads just before cooking. If you are a bit squeamish get your partner (I do), or a friend to do this.  Or you can simply leave them whole. Spot Prawn season begins in May

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Spring Salads

Spring Pea Salad

I think fresh peas just yell out “Spring”; and this salad with the sweetness of the peas, the slight peppery edge of new radishes along with a hint of anise from fresh tarragon. Makes 4 Servings 2 cups peas – approximately

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Spring Salads

A Springtime Salad

We were entertaining visitors from back east and I thought, considering the arrival of so many local goodies in the market, that our guests should be treated to our very own “locavore” dinner. I created this salad (luckily I had

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Rhubarb Walnut Muffins

The Rhubarb is coming on strong! Now’s the time to make lots of rhubarb goodies like these delicious muffins. I love muffins so I often make a double batch to stash in the freezer to make a welcome treat for

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Barbequing and Grilling

Pork Tenderloin With Rhubarb Chutney

This Rhubarb Chutney compliments pork beautifully.  A nice dish to make when the young, sweet rhubarb begins to appear at the markets or in your garden.   I have made this chutney in spring & frozen it.  It tasted great with both  turkey

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Mom’s Rhubarb Custard Pie

Mom made fabulous rhubarb pies.  OK Mom made fabulous pies period! I tweaked her recipe a bit by adding some grated orange peel and I think it really adds something special to her original. Pie crust for a 9″ 2

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Fall Vegetables and Sides

Scalloped Potatoes With Roasted Garlic And Herbs

Crusty, creamy layered potatoes scented with roasted garlic and fresh herbs. Simple flavours but totally addictive! We even like the leftovers with eggs for breakfast! Makes 6 Servings 6 Yukon Gold potatoes (approx. 2 – 2 ½ lbs.) 1 small

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Spring Salads

Asparagus Vinaigrette

Chilled asparagus with a lovely vinaigrette makes a  great starter salad and an excellent addition to a buffet table. Makes 4 – 6 Servings 1 ½ – 2 lbs. asparagus, trimmed (see below) 2 shallots, finely chopped 2 to 3 Tbsp. finely

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Rhubarb Parfaits With Gingersnap Crumble

An utterly delicious layering of flavours….love it! Adjust the sugar to your taste and the tartness of the rhubarb. Makes 4 Servings 3 cups chopped fresh rhubarb 1/3 cup granulated sugar + 2 Tbsp. 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter ¾ cup

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