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Poor Man’s Foie Gras

When I left home, my mother gave me a Betty Crocker cookbook. She knew I didn’t take advice well, but she also knew that when there was nothing else to read I had memorized the contents of toothpaste. I was … Continue reading

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Evolution of a Recipe

One of the more interesting things about cooking is the way some small tweaks can fundamentally change a recipe. My object in telling you all this is to encourage people to cook more and play around. You needn’t be a … Continue reading

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White Wine Leftovers

Got a glass of white left over from last night? Here’s a quick and easy dinner, a staple from the Mediterranean. – Brown boneless pork chops in olive oil (2-4) – wipe out pan – add oil & heat pan … Continue reading

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Perfect Gravy

Okay, I have a 93 year old father who misses my mother and can’t make a gravy. So I figured I can make most sauces, I should be able to manage a gravy. Here’s a version I’m finally pleased with. … Continue reading

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CTV Morning Marinades

Steak in Bourbon 1 – 2 lb sirloin steak 0.5 -1 Kg 1/4 c. soy sauce 50 ml 1/2 c. bourbon 125 ml 3 crushed garlic 3 1 tsp chipotle ground 5 ml (substitute: cayenne) Put marinade in zip lock … Continue reading

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