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How-To: Pickles Eh! Turkey Dinner Handpies

I love pie.  And a pie that you can easily take with you,  and that is filled with meat, is awesome.  When I first tasted Pickles Eh! Cranberry Apple Chutney, I knew this was the dish I wanted to make.    Turkey Dinner Handpies Print Recipe Pickles Eh! Cranberry Apple Chutney goes beautifully with Turkey…

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Caramelized Leek, Onion, and Shallot Soup

How to: Caramelized Leek, Onion, and Shallot Soup

When the weather gets cold, there is nothing like a rich soup to warm you up. My friend Meredith once commented sautéing onions is the best cooking smell there is. This soup takes that to a whole new level, and the leeks are the star. The leeks are roasted to add smokiness and the onions and shallots are sautéed with butter. Then some vermouth and heavy cream gets introduced and everything comes together.

Leek and Celery Root Soup

How to: Leek and Celery Root Soup

How to: Leek and Celery Root Soup Print Recipe Leek and potato soup is delicious, but can be a little heavy. This is a fresh light take on leek and potato soup using celery root (also known as celeriac). Celery root is similar to a potato, but lighter and more fragrant. This puréed soup is…

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Savoury Leek Tart

How To: Savoury Leek Tart

Leeks are the love child of onions and butter. Tender and fragrant, they are the perfect filling for a savoury tart. For lunch, as an appetizer, or mini tarts as an hors d’oeuvre, a leek is delicious. Easy and quick to make (the pastry needs no resting time!) you can have this tasty vegetarian dish on the table in the oven in 30 min.

Pickles Eh! Tuna Relish Burgers

How-To: Pickles Eh! Tuna Relish Burgers

Pickles Eh! Ripe Cucumber Relish turns a simple can of tuna into a delicious and quick burger.   How-To: Pickles Eh! Tuna Relish Burgers Print Recipe Not everyone likes a beef burger. These days there are so many wonderful variations on the burger – salmon, turkey, veggie, black bean… One of my favourites is tuna….

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Roasted Cornish Hen

How To – Amy’s Roasted Chicken

I love roasting chickens.  A roasted chicken is affordable, quick to prepare, and it fills your house with a wonderful aroma.  While you do need time, it’s not really active time.  Prep the bird for 5-10 minutes and then move on to something else once it is in the oven.  I have tinkered with a lot…

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Chickpea and spinach curry

How To – Chickpea and Spinach Curry

This recipe is based on Ross Dobson’s recipe from the book Wholesome Kitchen. This is a great book with lots of great recipes and ideas for adding more beans, pulses, and grains to your diet. When I make this recipe I usually double it so I have lots leftovers.

Roasted tomato and cilantro shrimp pic

How To – Roasted Tomato and Cilantro Shrimp

Whenever I see bags of frozen, uncooked shrimp on sale I buy a couple and leave them in the freezer.  Shrimp are great on those days when you get home from work, you don’t have any protein ready for dinner and you want something delicious.   This recipe is quick to prepare and is full of flavour.  …

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