September 2007

Spice Depot

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by katerina on September 30, 2007

There are lots of great things about having a blog, one of which is the occasional freebie – my first in fact. I was contacted about 6 weeks ago to see if I was interested in sampling and posting on some Canadian based spice blends from the Spice Depot. The stipulations from my end were […]

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Shanghai Soup Buns – XiaoLongBao

27.09.2007Uncategorized
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My new discovery, my new craving, my new addiction. I am certainly not the first to fall in love with these beautifully constructed little dumplings and I won’t be the last. These are a specific Shanghai specialty called XiaoLongBao or Xiao Long Bao. The secret, or specialty is a dumpling that not only contains meat […]

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Off to Shanghai!

20.09.2007Uncategorized

Well, I am off early tomorrow for a week in Shanghai. I plan to spend the weekend touring and eating and then during the week I will be working, so it should be pretty quiet around here.

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Red Lentil and Yam Curry Recipe

19.09.2007Vegetables
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Sweet and Spicy is everyone’s favorite, this recipe uses the natural sweetness of the yams to contrast the fiery curry.

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Linguine with Green Cabbage and Pancetta Recipe

16.09.2007Favorite
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This isn’t my best picture, in fact this dish looks a lot less appetizing then it deserves to. Since we all know we eat with our eyes, I am going to have to think about how to improve this. Perhaps more colour would help? Parsley? I know that when J had his first taste he […]

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Garlic Recipe

14.09.2007Grill
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I love lamb, and make lamb stew and lamb shanks frequently but am new to cooking the lamb chop. However I was impressed by how easy they were to grill. Lamb is so beautiful when paired with rosemary and garlic. The sweet flavour of the meat can really stand up to the strong pungent flavour […]

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Chocolate Lavender Cake Recipe

12.09.2007Cake
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After a few years of doing this I am excited to finally be hosting a blogging event! I didn’t start my own but rather have the opportunity to host Kalyn’s Weekend Herb Blogging this weekend. I am even luckier because this is the 100th event of WHB. Myriam from Once Upon a Tart was supposed […]

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Chorizo and Leek Pasta with Butternut Squash Sauce Recipe

11.09.2007Pasta
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I love pasta with any kind of sauce so it is always interesting to find a different base then the old tomato or cream. I am a big fan of the roasted red pepper base so when I saw Jenn’s post using butternut squash I was excited to try out the idea of using squash […]

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Grilled Eggplant With Oregano, Parsley and Garlic Recipe

09.09.2007Grill
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I am currently having a minor love affair with eggplant. I have always loved it but since I recently started having success cooking it I have been doing it rather a lot. This is the first time I have done it on the BBQ and it was just as easy as under the broiler. This […]

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Hot Artichoke and Spinach Pasta Recipe

07.09.2007Pasta
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So this was a creation inspired by that wonderful Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip you see at restaurants sometimes. It is sinfully fattening and loaded with cream and mayo and cheese. In the pasta adaptation I dropped the mayo but I was still quite happy with the results of the pasta version, next time I […]

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