Category: Recipe

Matt’s Scottish Porridge

When I was a kid I hated porridge, oatmeal, cream of wheat, and all the other boiled grain goops I had to eat. Because it is cheap and easy to prepare at work, I’ve grown to appreciate Quaker flavoured instants oatmeals (but even then, it is fuel, not a meal to indulge in). It is my belief that if a food…

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Baklava Experiment

For a recent potluck, I decided to be overly ambitious and try making baklava. I’d had a recipe* floating around that I kept eyeing and finally decided to give it a try – and it was absolutely worth the effort. The hard part (in reality more time-consuming than hard) is the phyllo pastry. Keeping it damp and not ripping it proved…

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Macaroni & Cheese

I was never a fan of home-style mac & cheese growing up. It always tasted floury to me. This one solves that problem, and adds some kick if you like that sort of thing. I grew up in a margarine house, so I rarely use butter, but this is a recipe that really wants butter instead of margarine. Makes 4-6…

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Pizza Dough

Earlier I posted a recipe for bread. Well, today it is all about the pizza dough. Pizza Dough 1 1/4 tsp Bread Machine Yeast 2 Cups White Bread Flour 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat or Multigrain Bread Flour 1 tbsp oil 1 tbsp white sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp dried basil 7/8 Cup water 1/2 tbsp corn meal 1 clove…

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Awesome Bread

We don’t buy much leaven bread these days. Tortillas, Naan, and other flatbreads we’ll buy (although I am working to change that too). But we very rarely buy regular old bread. The reason is simple, ever since I moved out of my parents’ house, I’ve had a bread machine. Why pay $2 for lousy Wonderbread when I can make properly…

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Gordon Ramsay’s Breakfast Biscuits

Cynthia has declared, much to my dismay, that I am the baker in the house. Naturally, not long after declaring this, she pointed to a recipe and declared that I would cook her those! The recipe in question was “Oaty walnut and cheese biscuits” from Gordon Ramsay’s Healthy Appetite (pg 19) (Amazon.ca). I won’t lie to you, these were not…

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Microgreen and Basil Pesto

You may want to adjust the ratio of basil to microgreens to suit your own taste. I have found one third basil to two thirds greens to be the right mix for me. Ingredients 1/2 cup each of basil, microgreens and pea shoots 3 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp white wine 2 cloves garlic, minced grated parmesan cheese to taste…

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Cayenne kale chips

After making the kale pasta and realizing how much the kale absorbed the spice, I decided to try adding cayenne to kale chips. It adds some kick! Ingredients large bunch of kale salt and pepper to taste cayenne to taste olive oil Preheat oven to 350 Rip kale into bite-sized pieces. Mix together oil and spices. Brush kale on both…

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Café Con Leche

In 2010, a buddy and I spent two weeks exploring southern Mexico by motorcycle. It was a fantastic experience that I can’t recommend enough. A continual highlight of the trip was the consistently great food. Every morning we started our days with Café con leche (coffee with milk). No one ever asked how we liked our coffee or what we…

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