Posts Tagged ‘appetizers’

Figs with Goat’s Cheese, Pistachios, and Golden Grahams

March 7th, 2016

For those of you who live in the States, today is National Cereal Day!! I’m a big fan of breakfast for dinner, and if you haven’t yet had cereal today, it’s not too late! General Mills has reformulated a bunch of their cereals in the quest to eliminate artificial flavours, artificial colours and high fructose […]

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“Baked Potato” Gougères

August 13th, 2015

Is there any better, more versatile comfort food than the humble potato? Whether baked, fried, mashed or any of the other infinite ways to prepare it – potatoes are to me like the warm embrace of a favorite childhood blanket – and even better, they clean up nice enough to take to a fancy party! […]

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Avocado & Red Onion Tart

June 22nd, 2013

Simple ingredients can produce magnificent things. Over the last year my days have gotten busier and busier, and I find myself choosing the easy over the elaborate. This tart uses pre-made puff pastry, but if you have the time you can certainly make your own. Each ingredient brings its own unique qualities to the table: […]

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Cheesy Mashed Potato Fritters

December 25th, 2012

Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you’ve all been enjoying the company of your loved ones and gorging yourselves on lots of good food. This should have been entitled, “Some Days Are Just Not Meant For Making Aioli, and Other Experiments”. But then I realized I have fallen into the SEO trap of making titles straightforward […]

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Slap Ya Mama – Cajun Spiced Shrimp with Seared Polenta and Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

July 20th, 2012

It’s finally cool enough to turn on the stove today and if you’re getting sick of all the ice cream content (ha!) then here’s something completely different. A fellow food lover received a gift of two gallons of Slap Ya Mama Cajun seasoning and decided to create a challenge of it. 30 some-odd people later […]

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Sweet Potato Latkes with Maple Mascarpone and Smoked Salmon

February 20th, 2012

These latkes make a lovely hors d’oeuvre. To ensure they stay crispy, the excess liquid in the sweet potatoes and onion are squeezed out and the latkes are drained on a metal rack so condensation and oil do not build up underneath. Sweet Potato Latkes 1 lb sweet potato, peeled and grated with the coarse […]

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The Three Little Pigs: Braised Pork Belly with Poached Apple Fritters, Chili Onion Jam, and Lemon Pickled Fennel

February 11th, 2012

…But try as they might, the three little pigs were no match for the big bad wolf (that’s me!), for she came and gobbled them all up!… Braised pork belly is a marvelous thing. Done right, it can be simultaneously tender, creamy and crispy – and it’s deceptively simple to make, though there are a […]

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