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Tips to roast a bird

   Here's what I've learned about cooking a whole chicken or turkey, just in time for the big Easter-eating! - If you are using a stuffing, make it the night before. It's worth it. - Consider adding something smoked to stuffing: bacon is the obvious choice, but I used...

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Saltspring Island fresh Moules et Frites

   This dish is so easy and delicious – the key here is to buy fresh mussels. I started caramelizing some onions and fresh fennel, garlic and butter with oil in a cast iron pan. Add 1 cup of dry white wine You can add fresh lemon juice, parsley, sea salt and pepper to...

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Grilled Polenta

  Ingredients: 5 cups water 1 vegetable stock cube 1 1/2 cups cornmeal 2 tablespoons butter or margarine Fresh ground pepper to taste 3/4 cup grated cheddar Feta cheese to garnish Method: Bring the water with vegetable stock to a rapid boil (or just use stock, if you...

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Soup

  Tonight's dinner: soup to accommodate my new state of wisdom-toothlessness Ingredients: 1 onion 2 cloves of garlic 12 or so mushrooms 3 stalks of celery 2 Roma tomatoes 1 cup broccoli 1/2 head cauliflower 1/2 cup lentils (I used split red lentils) 8 cups water with...

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Rice Patties

  Ingredients: 2 cups of white rice 4 cups vegetable stock 4 eggs 1/2 cup shredded cheese of your choice 1/2 zucchini, finely chopped 2 tablespoons seasoning salt pepper to taste 2 cups breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon Italian dried seasoning Method: Bring the stock to the...

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Paptert

  I've never made a "paptert" before, and honestly didn't even know what you're supposed to put in the layers! So I made it up... Bottom layer: Stir fried a leek, an onion, beef strips, and kale with BBQ sauce. Then a layer of pap made in beef stock Then a sauce...

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Potato croquettes

  Potato croquettes The quantities for this recipe is only a guide. It all depends on how many you wish to make. I would suggest that you make double what you think you may need, as I promise you that nothing will be left once you dish them up, they will...

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Stir-fry

  Quantities: depending on how many people you wish to feed. Mushrooms Peppers Baby marrows Carrots Snap peas Celery Spring onions Baby corn White Onions Thyme Slivered meat - we used left over fillet from a previous meal Fresh Coriander Method: Serve with cooked rice...

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Chicken livers for breakfast

  Use the quantities as you need to feed your group. Chicken livers Onion Cayenne pepper Garlic Cream Method: Wash and prepare the chicken livers, cut in smaller bite size chunks. Cut onion into half and then chop in smaller pieces. Fry and brown onions and add some...

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Home-made KitKat Candy 

  Have you ever tried your hand at making your very own Home-made KitKat Candy? It's so easy and I prefer it over store-bought KitKat. Ingredients for Home-made KitKat Candy: 200 g Milk Chocolate 100 g Mint Flavored chocolate 16 Vanilla flavored wafers Method:...

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Chocolate pudding

  Chocolate pudding, rich, creamy and just the right touch of sweetness for a moreish treat Ingredients: 1/3 to 1/2 cup white sugar (depends on how sweet you like your chocolate) 3 very heaped tablespoons cocoa powder - like really heaped 1/4 cup cornstarch Pinch...

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CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

  CHOCOLATE MOUSSE and then to top it off, some aero peppermint bubbles added - Oh so yummy Ingredients: 300g white chocolate 300g (70% cacao) dark chocolate 750ml cream (beaten to stiff peaks) 300g Whole Nut chocolate 8 eggs (separate yolks and white) Aero...

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