Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Caviar of the poor, it’s eggplant!

I have been thinking about old family recipes, traditions I could pass on. This one came from my Aunt Marie-Paule, born in the Savoie region and a pharmacist in Paris for most of life. She bought her own small community … Continue reading

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Slow cooked beef shank with tastes from Provence

Doesn’t “Slow cooked beef shanks” sound a lot more  complicated and fancy than “beef stew” or “boeuf bourguignon”? Well it does, but it is not! This is a very easy to cook dinner with incredible flavours. The meat is tender … Continue reading

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Edamame, Avocado, Beet salad : satisfy your winter craving for greens

If you scroll down all the way to the bottom of this page, you will notice a new “calorie counter” in the bottom right corner. It is very neat as it will tell you not only calories, but also all … Continue reading

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Sable fish and Scallops on hazelnut pesto with sepia ink rotini and fresh hedgehogs

It is not heart shaped nor red but I think that plate could make a very successful Valentine’s day dinner if you are lucky enough to celebrate. Fresh sable fish, sometimes called black cod, has just arrived to Vancouver Island … Continue reading

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Quiche with spinach

There is a good idea for a quickly prepared impromptu lunch. Pretty much your regular “quiche lorraine” recipe with added spinach. We had that today with a fresh beet salad on the side. It was  a perfect winter lunch. For … Continue reading

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