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Spiked Sourdough Hybrid Dinner Rolls

I have a Sourdough starter that goes all the way back to 2008. I did not create it but got a sample a couple of years ago – and I have managed to not kill it. Which is astounding because I hurtle every form of abuse and indignation in its general direction; starvation, neglect, disinterest… […]

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Living with the INSTANT POT – CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA

My New Years resolution for 2018 was doing more meal planning and preparing meals in our gourmet country kitchen. Now don’t get me wrong. I do my share of sous chef work; chopping, mincing, blending and eating! Part of this plan was getting onto the pressure cook bandwagon that is currently sweeping the nation. So, […]

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Winter Storm Muffins re-mix Chapter 2

I have been doing most of my own baking since I was 12 – and although I do not have a cookbooks worth of experience, I have come up with a few good things. These are a Daylight Saving Time classic to get over the shock of the time change! One recipe that I have […]

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Christmas Turkey Enchiladas – spicy leftover delight

I am a huge fan of authentic Mexican cuisine – can’t get enough of it but I am humble enough to admit that, apart from nachos, I have never learned to cook very much of it at home. Now admittedly, some of the cuisine is pretty complicated and filled with steps – but many, if […]

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Victoria home cooking – Slow roasted garlic and tomato marinara

As Fall and harvest comes upon us, it is time to start making some of those tasty sauces that we will start enjoying throughout the fall. Most of our best tomatoes are now ready and they are being converted to sauce for pasta dishes in the future. One of our favourite building block sauces: Marinara […]

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Are you ready? Chapter One

It is 2:22 AM on the dot when the ground starts to move in Victoria. You are sleeping soundly in your bed and, initially, the noise and vibration doesn’t fully awaken you. Like emerging from an under water dive, you gasp at first as you reorient yourself to the full reality of being awake. By […]

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Cuban influenced BBQ Rotisserie Chicken

My wife’s gal-pal Sheila A. got us a Weber Rotisserie attachment as a house warming gift. A suitable grilling recipe seemed in order — and to have her over to treat her to the dish. So off to the Weber recipe guide – which is very expansive. Original link here The Dry Brine Finely grated […]

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Fall harvest cooking – Slow cooker Chicken Stew with Dumplings

It is that time of year when it is cold and damp when we arrive at work and dark and wet when we leave work. And what is better than coming home to a steaming hot pot of slow cooked stew! Only thing you need to do when you get home is whip up the […]

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Pork tenderloin on a spinach salad

Easy to prepare and low in fat. 1 – 500g pork tenderloin Preheat oven to 450 (F) Heated a frying pan with a few tablespoons of vegetable oil. Rub your tenderloin with some pepper, olive oil and garlic salt. Sear the pork tenderloin on all sides (2 minutes per side) in the pan. Place the […]

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Party time – Queso Fundido Cheese dip – rated HOT

Who doesn’t like something hot and spicy to get the party rolling? Andrea’s and my take on a great Mexican snack dish cannot be beat – it has the blazing hot molten appeal of sharp cheeses dangerously tinged with the bite of chipotle peppers (to taste!)… Not only that, it is served right out of […]

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