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Caramelized Mire Poix (Root vegetables)

Mire Poix is the basis of all French stock making and the foundation of most soups: a dice of carrot, celery, leek, and onion. This vegetable dish takes that combination and adds a couple of additional flavours to make a great winter vegetable dish. For a vegan preparation, use olive oil and vegetable stock. 2 []

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Pan-roasted trout with mussel chowder

Fresh trout is readily found, and most of the time filleted already. Otherwise, this is a great recipe if you find yourself camping by the sea at the mouth of a river. Try this with other fish as well, just adjust the cooking time based on the thickness of the fillets. 4 trout fillets salt []

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Brined Turkey Breast

Brining does two things to poultry. it seasons the meat nicely all the way through, and it keeps it moist as it cooks. You can make a double recipe of the brine and do a whole turkey, and just roast it as you usually would. You will be amazed at the results. Brine 2 L []

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Poached pears in blue cran wine syrup

This recipe uses a local fruit wine, made from blueberry and cranberry. You may substitute another fruit wine if you like, or a light red. Anjou, Bosc and Bartlett pears all work well in this recipe, and should be just ripe or slightly under-ripe for best results. 2 cups blueberry – cranberry wine 2 cups []

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Turkey Confit

When I worked in the restaurant, we always were looking for inventive ways to do a traditional turkey dinner for Thanksgiving. A few years ago, we decided to confit the turkey legs, brine and roast the breast, and serve both parts on the same plate. I brought some of each home and my family was []

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Hazelnut shortbread

This recipe is right between savoury and sweet, and a nice complement to blue cheese. Contrary to most baking recipes, the salted butter is key to the right flavour, as my dear friend Harry Greenwood (who is the font of much wisdom about shortbread, among many other things) will attest. 1 cup toasted hazelnuts, ground []

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Cranberry Baked Brie

1 cup cranberry chutney 500g wheel Brie Pastry 1 1/2 cups flour 1 tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup butter 1/4 cup cold water Place flour, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl Add butter, and mix in with your fingers until mealy Add water, knead lightly, cover and allow to rest for 20 []

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Seared Scallop Hotpot with Shaved Fennel

Hot Pot Broth 8 cups water 1 cup onion, sliced 1 cup carrot, sliced 1 cup celery, sliced 2 cloves garlic, sliced 1 Tbsp ginger, chopped 1 tsp each: star anise, clove, peppercorn, coriander, and cardamom 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup dry sherry 1 lb sea scallops, cleaned 1 bulb fennel, shaved thinly 1/4 []

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Cranberry Chutney

1 onion, diced 1 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups fresh cranberries 1 cinnamon stick Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan with a lid and bring to a simmer Cook for 45 minutes, until tender, remove from heat, and cool. Serve cold, or at room temperature. Share to email this []

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Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Five Spice Glaze

This recipe is a real hit whenever I make it at home, and recently field tested by my boss, who was looking for a long cooked, easy recipe to make for some houseguests. You can vary the flavouring by changing what you put in the glaze, I quite often will do it with barbecue flavours, []

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Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is steeped in tradition and this recipe is quite easy. You can use a good quality canned pumpkin puree or make your own. 1 par-baked pie shell (see Sweet Pastry recipe for details) 1 3/4 cups pumpkin purée 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 []

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Hot Smoked Barbecued Turkey

A turkey hot smoked on an old fashioned kettle barbecue is one of our start of summer family rituals. For a fun video of doing this check out the bottom of the post! Brine 1 gallon (16 cups) water 1 cup sea salt 1 cup sugar 1 tsp each whole clove, peppercorn, star anise, coriander []

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Smoked Salmon with Potato Crepes and Crème Fraîche

Crepes 1 cup flour 1/2 cup cooked potato, riced pinch salt pinch pepper 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups milk 2 tbsp vegetable oil 8 oz smoked salmon, sliced 1/4 cup crème fraîche or sour cream Combine flour, salt, pepper, and potato Whisk together eggs, milk, and oil Add to dry ingredients and mix well Allow []

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Scallop and Grilled Vegetable Salsa

I wanted to combine a few of my favourite flavours: grilled scallops and a fire roasted vegetable salsa with fresh basil and lime. I made some baked tortilla chips to serve it on. 1/2 lb scallops, cleaned sea salt and pepper 1 tsp vegetable oil 2 limes Skewer scallops and season. rub with a little []

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