Al's recipes

Al's recipes now have an index page. Check out his latest recipe for: Boeuf a la Bourguinonne.

Thanks Al!


Spicy Marinated Olives

When I have friends over for a party, I like serving marinated olives to nibble on. Here's my version of marinated olives. I'm not a huge fan of olives, but I really like these! I'm not sure I'd throw one of these in a martini, though!


Make Ahead Cookie Dough

Life is hectic and I don't always have time to whip up a batch of cookies. It helps, though, to fall back on trusted recipes like Slice and Bake Shortbread and Ginger Shortbread. I make up the dough when I have time (?!) and freeze it. When I need cookies, I can just slice and bake. This is especially helpful around Christmas.


Toni's Spicy Fish Cutlets

Check out my very easy and quick to make Spicy Fish Cutlets recipe!

Contributed by Toni


Tanya's Golden Molasses Apple Cake

At one of their Lindy Hop Classes, Tanya who teaches with Toby (<plug>email Toby at if you want info about their classes</plug>) made this Golden Molasses Apple Cake.


Leek and Potato Soup

We're staying with Madeleine and Ted, Roland's sister and brother-in-law, this week. Their neighbour Sadie popped by today with some beautiful leeks and herbs she had just pulled out of her garden. What a treat to have fresh leeks, pungent and sweet!!

We threw together this quick leek and potato soup to start our dinner.


SkipJacks Clam Chowder

Tree raves about the SkipJacks clam chowder recipe in the November issue of Bon Appetit so it must be good! Unfortunately, the recipe is not available online yet, but if and when it does we will post a follow-up news item with a link.

In the meantime if anybody out there has the recipe, please post a news item and let us know!


The Real Man's Cookbook

This cookbook is a hilarious spoof/send up of "real men" (via /usr/bin/girll)!


Ginger Pear Preserves

Fall is a great time to make use of fresh tree fruit like BC grown pears. This recipe for ginger pear preserves captures and concentrates the mellow flavour of pears and the ginger adds a nice spicy zing! This will make a special and unusual homemade gift.


Hazelnut Caramels

This is a special request from my friend Toni. I usually make these caramels at Christmas but they're great any time of the year. For some one extra special, you can dip these in tempered chocolate and serve them in tiny paper cups!



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