Monthly Archives: April 2012

Glazed Hakaurei Turnips

I honestly cannot remember the last time I cooked turnips or even if I have ever cooked them. I’m an official turnip-hater, likely because of a childhood memory of a lump of mashed yellow mush on my plate that had … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries

(adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking From My Home to Yours) This recipe makes delicious dense little cakes to devour. They are not light and fluffy like a chiffon cake, but they are not as dense as a brownie. The balsamic … Continue reading

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Mango Chicken with Thai Jasmine Rice

It’s mango season. Celebrate this odd-looking, difficult-to-cut-until-you-learn-the-technique fruit by making this sauce to serve with chicken and Thai rice. It has a perfect balance of sweet and sour, salt and spice. Click here to see how easy it can be … Continue reading

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Stinging Nettle Spanakopita . . . or should that be Nettlekopita?

This recipe adaptation is a no-brainer. Simply replace the fresh spinach in your favourite Spanakopita recipe with fresh nettle leaves. You will instantly increase the nutrient value of your dish without changing its appearance or taste. Not only that, but … Continue reading

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Nettle Tea

What five-year-old would be enthused about going for a walk to look for stinging nettles? I can’t think of one, and the little granddaughter I dragged along certainly wasn’t. However, she indulged her grandma and followed me along the trail, … Continue reading

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Shot Glass Lemon Meringue Pie

Good moms let you lick the beaters. Great moms turn them off first. Dessert is the crowning glory to a meal. I love dessert, but I feel guilty every time I eat it. Shot glass desserts to the rescue! These … Continue reading

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