October 2007

We have all experienced this in social situations: The group of cool kids who sit at the better table, get away with more and seem to have generally happier lives. They are a group which always seems unattainable and snobby from the outside but which we all secretly want to be part of anyways. Well […]

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Cannellini Bean Puree Recipe

28.10.2007Comfort
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I got in trouble with this recipe for Cannellini Bean Puree, though it turned out delicious I always forget how long beans take to make from scratch. I saw Jamie Oliver do it on his new Jamie at Home show and I thought it would be great food for this time of year. However, cooking […]

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Quick Sauteed Zucchini Recipe

26.10.2007Vegetables
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We had some great discussion here yesterday about book prices! Everyone seems to be in agreement that it is cheaper to buy online – even if we are mildly plagued by guilt to our local booksellers. There also seems to be a difference in price based on which country you are in and which site […]

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Marscarpone and Pecan Pesto Recipe

25.10.2007Comfort
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Okay, so seriously? Has anyone tried to buy a book in Canada recently? The prices seem even more outrageous then usual. I went to buy Nigella Express yesterday and it was $50 at chapters, that is 17$Cad more then amazon.ca and still almost $10 more then the US prices again. I know we are a […]

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Fennel Risotto with Goat Cheese Recipe

24.10.2007Comfort
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I just can’t help wanting to make creamy comfort foods this time of year. So when I picked up Jaime’s Italy and saw all the neat risotto ideas I was sold. I made this with a few of my girlfriends as part of my birthday celebration and it was great fun. I had lots of […]

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Smothered Pork Recipe

23.10.2007Pork
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I had a very good birthday this year where I received loads of fun presents. One of which was a gift certificate to our local cookbook store. (Yes I know, a store just about cooking.) I had a really fun hour in there trying to decide which of the many books on my wishlist to […]

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Sausage Rigatoni in a Tomato Cream Sauce Recipe

15.10.2007Favorite
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A comforting sausage pasta recipe with a tomato cream sauce.

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Zucchini and Lemon Risotto Recipe

13.10.2007Comfort
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My most favorite thing to eat, the thing that I will always choose if I see it on a menu, is risotto. Unfortunately my passion for eating risotto sometimes leads to the consumption of bland and badly cooked restaurant meals. I think that the proper way to have risotto is in the comfort of your […]

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Hash Browns or Breakfast Potatoes Recipe

10.10.2007Breakfast
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This isn’t brain science. This is hangover food. And let me tell you it really works. Make a big bowl of this, throw in some bacon if you have it, some chopped fresh tomato and top with a poached or fried egg. In fact if you have bacon fat use some of it to fry […]

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How to ParBoil Potatoes

10.10.2007How-to
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Because potatoes take awhile to cook it is sometimes useful to give them a bit of a head start, and that is where parboiling comes in. Once they have parboiled they have many uses. I put them in salads, fry them up for hash browns or cut them in thin slices and put them on […]

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