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tart it up: simple tomato phyllo tart

A few months ago I bought some phyllo dough with the intention of creating something fantastic out of it. It languished in my freezer for quite a while before a near-empty fridge made the decision for me that it was…

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100 breakfast proof: pina colada fruit salad

Pineapples are one of my favorite fruits. I love them plain, grilled or shoved into a burger. It doesn’t take much to transform the pineapple into something special. When we were couch-surfing in Utrecht last September, our hosts had served…

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build me up, buttercup: the best french toast ever

It’s been one of those crazy weeks. Work has pretty much swallowed me up whole and there’s not much left of me for anything else. Not that I’m complaining because the work I’m doing is fun and exciting and I’m…

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hide under a blanket of this: colcannon with leeks

Today kind of sucks. It’s grey outside and I feel sluggish. Spending the rest of the day under a heavy wool blanket pulled over my head is pretty tempting right now. Instead, I’ll write about this dish I made a…

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be a lover not a hater: eggplant involtini

After making one uber-successful dish from my Nigella Lawson’s Feast cookbook, I thought I’d try my hand at something else. Involtini means something wrapped around something else and this recipe wraps eggplant around a flavourful cheese stuffing. Years ago, I…

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diner style: all-purpose biscuits

So you’ve been successful at making poached eggs, right? Well, hell, why not try your hand at some buttery biscuits to slide right underneath that egg? First, I should preface this entire entry by stating right off the bat that…

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how to make the perfect poached egg

Poached eggs are pretty much my most favorite way to eat an egg. I’ve poached eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner and never seem to get tired of them. I used to have trouble making the perfect poach and I…

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beat the clock: italian minestrone with beans, pasta and chard

I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately, but I’ve pretty much sucked at the documentation part of things. I could tell you about the amazing chicken tortilla soup I made yesterday for lunch or the wonderful spicy pork loin…

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