January 2007

Pierogi Recipe

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by katerina on January 29, 2007

Homemade perogies are labour intensive, but worth every minute.


How to Clean a Spice Grinder or Coffee Grinder


Cleaning a spice grinder or coffee grinder is easy once you know how. Put a handful of rice in your grinder and give it a few pulses. The rice should absorb whatever is left in your grinder. Discard the rice and your grinder is clean! See now, if only I had known this a year […]

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Apple Crisp Recipe

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We had a whole crisper drawer full of apples to use up, so yesterday I was informed by my boyfriend that we needed to make an apple crisp. Since I occasionally play the role of dutiful girlfriend I stopped at the store and picked up some oats in preparation. Then I had a brain fart. […]

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Thai Prawn Noodle Soup Recipe

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This is a bit of a creation on my part, I was craving an asian-style broth with noodles and prawns so I basically flavoured the broth with what I was able to find at the regular grocery store and some of my homemade chicken stock. another good way to make chicken soup for the sickies. […]

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How-to use Lemongrass for Cooking


If you want to use lemongrass in a soup or curry it is really quite easy. Lemongrass comes in stalks about a foot or so long. Lemongrass stalks shouldn’t be brown but rather pale yellow turning into green as you get towards the end. Strip away the dry outer leaves, cut away the stumpy end […]

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Mint-Cilantro Chicken Curry Recipe

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I borrowed the Vij’s cookbook from my friend last week and when I saw this recipe it caught my attention instantly. Vij’s is one of Vancouver’s best restaurants, they serve intensely rich and imaginative Indian Fusion. I used the curry almost exactly as it was – except for two changes, I used more yogurt and […]

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Cucumber Raita Recipe

12.01.2007Side Dish
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This is a raita recipe to go with any spicy curry. Make it a bit ahead so the flavours can gel!

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Beef Bourguignon Recipe

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I served this with homemade garlic toast as was the suggestion, or just good hearty bread. Other good ideas I think I may try? Mashed potatoes, egg noodles or a simple risotto. This is even better the next day and freezes well. This makes 8 servings.

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How-to Make Chicken Stock

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In culinary school you learn the importance of a good stock; what I learned was how easy it can be if you do it properly.

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Oven Thermometer


The more time I spend with The Bread Bible the more convinced I am that the success to making bread is primarily in the details. Weighing the ingredients, probing the temperature, active yeasts – and now the oven temperature. On a bit of a whim I bought myself an internal oven thermometer, it cost me […]

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