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Tomato Bocconcini Salad Police

I may have mentioned that I adore tomatoes!  It’s called “summer’s bounty” for a reason! I had lunch with a few friends not long ago and when I saw this on the menu I could almost feel my blood pressure rising.  Am

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“German Stollen”

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Making this bread is a tradition in our house & so is having some on Christmas morning, with coffee, sitting up in bed opening our Christmas stockings! It’s not hard

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Turkey and Eggplant Pastitsio

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. When we get a craving for Greek food in the fall and winter, there’s only one thing to be done, either Pastitsio (sort of a Greek macaroni and cheese) or

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Woes of a Modern Day Baker

All of us bakers are gearing up to get baking our Christmas goodies! Aah…I can smell those mince tarts right now! Every time one of my recipes specifies candied fruit I get really miffed! All we can get here these

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Butter Tart Squares

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. You just have to love butter tarts! This is a much quicker way to get your “butter tart hit”. Not tarts, just baked in a 9” square pan. My mom

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“Scrap” Soup

Or…what do you do when you walk into the butcher shop and staring back at you is a great deal on pork neck bones? My chef/neighbour has been making pork broth for Asian noodle soups for a while now and

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Duck Confit Salad With Pears

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. In my “former life” as a private chef, I was always on the lookout for new main course salads. This one is simply one of the best salads I have ever

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What Will There Be This Year?

Today is the big day, the Christmas cake I make every year for my San Diego cousin has just left the building! Fingers crossed it arrives safely, or should I say all in one piece, in a few days! And

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A New Toy!

It was the spring of 1986 and I had a big income tax return in my hot little hands and I knew exactly where I was going to spend it! Back in the day, Kitchen Aid stand mixers were not

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Apple And Grape Quick Bread

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Oh it’s definitely fall…grape harvest, apple harvest…baking, baking, baking! We have lift off! Quick breads are such a good thing for breakfast, afternoon tea or dessert. Recipe inspired by The

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