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Spaghetti Homard – Lobster

  We take this name from an old Iron Chef episode when the host declared “Battle Homard Lobster!” Yes, homard and lobster mean the same thing (like “minestrone soup”). Among other things that don’t make any sense: this is probably the most popular Joe Beef dish. Print Spaghetti Homard – Lobster Yield: Serves 2 Ingredients8 [...]

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Rainbow Rice Salad

  Delicious, colorful, great for beach trips and picnics, as a side dish for vegan barbecues or for a light lunch—you name it. The diverse and contrasting flavors are there to be enjoyed. Once you chop everything, the rest is fast and easy . . . as is eating it. Print Rainbow Rice Salad Serving [...]

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How to Properly Pour Beer

  Having stored the beer carefully, made sure it’s at the correct temperature and selected the right glass, there is one last step for a delightful beer experience: the proper pour. This may seem like a bit of a production at first, requiring some focus and concentration, but it quickly becomes second nature. There are [...]

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4 Types of Food Trends

  David Sax’s uncovers the world of food trends in his new book The Tastemakers: Where they come from, how they grow, and where they end up. Check out this handy infographic below sharing some fun facts from his new book, which goes on sale May 27, 2014.   The Tastemakers: Why Some Food Trends [...]

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Killer Fish Tacos with Fresh Fruit Salsa

  I’ve always adjusted this recipe according to what fish is readily available. In New York I used snapper, and in Texas I used bass. Here in BC, salmon and halibut have become my all-time favorites. This recipe was featured in The Best American Recipes 2000, edited by Fran McCullough and Suzanne Hamlin, and in [...]

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Meghan Telpner’s One-Pot Stir-Fry

  This delicious dish comes from Meghan Telpner’s UnDiet. Her book is filled with all about eating your way to a vibrant lifestyle. One-Pot Stir-Fry is not only filled with yummy (and colourful) vegetables, but it’s also gluten-free! Print One-Pot Stir-Fry Serving Size: Serves: 4 as a meal, 6 as a side Ingredients2 tbsp extra [...]

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Apple Bacon Cheddar Scones

  This scone is like breakfast in the palm of your hand. The only thing missing is some scrambled eggs on the side. I guess that is what your other hand is for. 8 slices bacon 5 cups all-purpose flour 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons baking powder 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 1⁄2 cups butter, [...]

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Top 5 Wines to Bring to Your Next Book Club

  The following article has been written for our readers by James Nevison, author of the new book Had a Glass 2014: Top 100 Wines Under $20. The topic of his book is why we thought he’d be the best person to share which wines work best at book clubs! Let’s be honest. You and [...]

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Smartie Pants Bar

  Paul says this is the perfect brownie—as long as I don’t sprinkle Smarties on it. For such a liberal guy, he has a lot of traditional qualities. I told him to come and join me on the wild side and give the Smarties a chance. If I am feeling a little more serious, I [...]

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Big Sugar Cookies

  Sometimes the simplest things in life are the most satisfying. There are no bits and bobs in this cookie. Just a lovely crunch as your teeth sink through to the chewy goodness. 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 3⁄4 cup butter, room temperature 3⁄4 cup vegetable oil 2 [...]

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