Archive for Category: ‘In the Kitchen’

Breakfast for a Quiet Morning

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

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 […]

Asparagus Tips

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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 […]

In the Kitchen with a Duck…

Friday, July 16th, 2010

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, […]

The Elusive Art of the Romantic Dinner

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

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 […]

Mouthwatering Tidbits

Monday, June 14th, 2010

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!

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