Tag: Creme Fraiche

Spring Mains

Braised Chicken with Ramps

Ramps are a rite of spring if you’re lucky enough to find them!  A simple braise with just a few  ingredients. For The Chicken: 1 (3 lb) chicken, cut into 8 pieces Salt & pepper 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter 2

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Afternoon Tea At The Del Rey

I am craving afternoon tea outside in the garden but it’s still not patio weather!  So a friend and I took ourselves to Rosie Daikin’s “Butter Tea Room” on Arbutus Street for afternoon tea!   So, I simply have to blog about a

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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

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Coq au Riesling

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. My take on traditional Coq au Vin is delicious why not enjoy it a fall or winter day or as a springtime dinner too, with warm, crusty French bread and an in-season

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Quince Tarte Tatin

A truly wonderful dessert from Bon Appetit Magazine. The crust can easily be made the day before and kept in the fridge until needed. The caramel is not difficult. Use a light coloured pan so you can closely watch for the colour

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