Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam for Beginners

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Did you know rhubarb is a vegetable? So this is a fruit and vegetable jam. Tell that to your kids...or not. Rhubarb has a stringy outer layer that makes chopping annoying (all those slices stick together), so scrape it off with a knife before chopping, or cut off just the … [Read more...]

Fast Slow-Cooker Chicken with Vegetables

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Can I write this recipe in one breath? Peel 3 or 4 potatoes and 3 or 4 carrots and roughly chop (optional Jerusalem artichokes for sweetness - though they take more time and much more than one breath to peel. Can leave all of the above unpeeled and just scrub) 5 to 8 … [Read more...]

A Winter-Summer Raw Green Salad with Avocado and Miso-Tahini Dressing

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It's February. That means in Montreal it's cold. We collectively eschew things such as flipflops, sangria, and yes, green salads in favour of slow-cooked meats, roasted vegetables, and if salad has to be on the menu it had better be either pickled or warm. It's a matter of … [Read more...]

Babaghanoush with Pomegranate

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I made this a long time ago and then I got swept up with fish. It's not gourmet but it sure is delicious. I should probably stop eating entire eggplant after roasting them. It's probably hard on digestion. I guess it's too late to make that a New Years resolution. And, really, … [Read more...]