Archive for October, 2011

No-Knead Bread (or if at first you don’t succeed – try, try again!)

October 26th, 2011

A couple years ago, The New York Times published an article on a revolutionary way to make bread, and the rave reviews began rolling in for bakery owner Jim Lahey’s innovative method. I distinctly remember (and a quick search on the internet will confirm this) the word “foolproof” being one of the words many used […]

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Spiced Candied Pecans

October 5th, 2011

The first time I encountered spiced candied pecans was at Crush Wine Bar on King St. W. They were so addictive, I had to try my hand at making them. These are easy and a definite crowd-pleaser – the only thing you’ll regret is not having made more! Spiced Candied Pecans 2 cups pecan halves […]

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Individual Caramelized Apple Cheesecakes with Streusel Topping

October 5th, 2011

I’ve never been much of a raw apple person, but when cooked, I can’t get enough. I made these for Thanksgiving last year and they were the perfect finish to our celebratory meal! I stuck a shard of pecan praline in each one (as shown below), but it’s definitely not a necessary component to the […]

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Zucchini-Pear Soup

October 5th, 2011

I developed this soup after trying out a recipe for a Zucchini-Pear Soup in the New York Times and finding that it left much to be desired – it muddied the delicate flavours that I so wished to taste, and was an odd, dull orange that evoked images of neither zucchini nor pear. I wasn’t […]

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Pomegranate-Ginger Champagne Cocktail

October 5th, 2011

Champagne is a great way to start off any meal! But if you want some variety, you’ll find it makes for a great cocktail mixer. This tart and gingery combination is both warming and refreshing, and was the perfect start to our Thanksgiving dinner last year. Pomegranate-Ginger Champagne Cocktail Serves 6-8 350 ml pomegranate juice […]

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On The Horizon: Thanksgiving Dinner

October 5th, 2011

Can you believe it’s October already? If it weren’t for the fact that (Canadian) Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, I would probably still be in denial! It’s been unseasonably cold and rainy over the past week, and any glee I felt at being able to wear my fall clothes was quickly eclipsed the minute I stepped […]

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