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Smoked Salmon and Seaweed

*When using the spoons, remember to have an accompanying container (i.e., over-sized cognac glass) to catch the empty spoons.
Hot Smoked Salmon on Seaweed Salad
Recipe by Margaret Dickenson | Photo by Larry Dickenson
With a bit of imagination, one can create exquisite hors d’oeuvres strictly by using commercial products.  Here is a splendid example of one which [...]

By |September 6th, 2016|Food + Beverage|0 Comments

Mushroom Ravioli with Sage

Browned Butter Mushroom Ravioli with Sage 
Recipe by The Messy Baker
Prep Time: 15 minutes    Cook Time: 15 Minutes


1/4 cup butter

4 large sage leaves, whole (8 small is fine, too)

1 clove garlic, minced

4 cups sliced mushrooms (about 1/4-inch thick) 

1 pinch fine sea salt

To taste freshly ground black pepper

2 [...]

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Smoked Pulled Pork

Smoked Pulled Pork  
Easily feed a crowd with delicious smoky barbecue  
When it comes to authentic 'southern barbecue', low and slow is the name of the game, say grilling specialists at Broil King. Allow yourself plenty of time with this pork shoulder recipe. Use low temperatures and allow the meat to rest before shredding. [...]

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Raspberry Coulis

Raspberry Coulis with Molten Lava Truffle Cakes
Raspberry coulis is an easy way to pretty up freshly baked molten lava cakes for company. Don't drain the raspberries – you want all that raspberry juice in the sauce. You can use frozen strawberries if you prefer strawberry coulis.


2 cups (500 mL) whole frozen red raspberries, thawed

1/2 [...]

By |September 6th, 2016|Food + Beverage|0 Comments

Satay Kebab

By |September 4th, 2016|Food + Beverage|0 Comments

Grilling Delicious Steaks

By |September 4th, 2016|Food + Beverage|0 Comments

Strawberries on Basil Carpets

By |September 4th, 2016|Food + Beverage|0 Comments

Spiced Chicken Drumsticks

Chinese Spiced Chicken Drumsticks  
Chicken is a popular choice for those who favour a healthy lower-calorie diet. Chinese Spiced Chicken Drumsticks are quick and present an absolutely addictive combination of flavours. Feel free to adjust this Chinese Spiced Drumsticks recipe (i.e., garlic, ginger, chili paste and peppercorns) to meet your preferred “level of hot and [...]

By |September 4th, 2016|Food + Beverage|0 Comments

Steak +Truffle Mayonnaise

Recipe by Margaret Dickenson|

Makes 4 Servings
Grilled Steak +Truffle Mayonnaise

One of the easiest, quickest and most satisfying meals to prepare is grilled steak. It’s important to keep the ‘treatment’ of the meat relatively simple so the real flavour of the beef can be recognized and appreciated. However, I have found that served with my unique [...]