Monthly Archives: April 2011

Don Genova’s Mussels Saganaki

I recently attended a cooking class by Don Genova held at Cook Culture. The topic was “Sustainable Seafood”. We learned how to make five fabulous dishes: Salmon Tartare with Kimchi and Asian Pear Salsa, Tuna Tataki, Mussels Saganaki, Voodoo Shrimp … Continue reading

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Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Spuds

Want a fast potato side dish? No peeling required! Just scrub, chop, toss, bake, and sprinkle. Done. For 4 servings 3 large baking potatoes, washed and patted dry 3 tbsp. EV olive oil kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to … Continue reading

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Crab Boats: a Deadly Amuse Bouche

Rats! We ate these before I remembered to take a photo! These make a pretty amuse bouche (just imagine a photo here) especially for a meal that will feature seafood. The dressing can be made the day before. Add the … Continue reading

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Totally Green Salad

You know how you can’t tell what a dress will look like by simply looking at it on a hanger–you just have to try it on? Sometimes you just can’t tell how a recipe will taste just by reading it–you … Continue reading

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Play Dough!

2 cups white flour 1/2 cup salt 4 tsp. cream of tartar 2 cups water 4 tsp. food colouring 2 tbsp. oil Mix first 3 ingredients in a medium pot. Combine and add next 3 ingredients. Cook over medium heat … Continue reading

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Roasted Pears with Caramel Sauce

We don’t usually decadent desserts on Wednesday nights, but Australian Bartlett pears were on sale today and I couldn’t resist. We loved this dessert. I’ll also use this recipe in the fall when local pears are plentiful. I took the … Continue reading

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Raspberries with Lemon Cream in Phyllo Cups

This light, elegant dessert makes a perfect ending to dinner, especially after a spicy meal. Lemon cream filling, lightened with yogurt, fills the phyllo cups and is topped with a simple raspberry sauce. A crunchy crust, a silky filling, and … Continue reading

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