I like to make these for my girlfriend on quiet weekend mornings: Cheese Scones with Strawberry, Papaya, or Mango Chutney Cheese Scone Ingredients: 225g (about 2 cups) plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 50 g butter 125 g (about 1 cup) grated sharp cheddar, gruyère, or similar sharp cheese 100ml milk […]
Rich in vitamins B, C, and A, asparagus is the quintessential springtime treat. Whether grilled, roasted, sautéed, or steamed as a companion to a main dish or as the featured essence of a light soup, this cancer-fighting vegetable is versatile and rich in flavour. One simple way to cook asparagus is by steaming. This is best done […]
Got a bag of cherries and a duck? Here’s what to do with them: Roast Duck in Port (or Brandy) Cherry Sauce 1. Pit about 250g of cherries. 2. In a saucepan, place a finely-chopped shallot or onion with about 2 tbsp of butter and cook until golden. 3. Add the cherries to the pan, […]
Dear English Gentleman, My girlfriend’s birthday is coming up and I’d like to do something special for her. Usually, like a good boyfriend and gentleman, I take her out to a concert or a movie and then dinner at a restaurant, but this time I’d like to show her what an awesome boyfriend I am […]
Giving a dinner party? Serve this as an amuse bouche: cut up an apple in very thin wedges, arrange like a flower in a dish. On top of each apple wedge, place a thin slice of gruyère or similar sharp cheese. Top with a small dab of balsamic jelly. Mmmm…lovely!