Posts Tagged ‘baked apples’

Secret Ingredients: Cardamom

 

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We all have our favourite recipes. Through trial and error and tinkering we take a standard recipe and make it our own, and it often becomes our signature dish. This is usually because we have added a little something, a secret ingredient that the original recipe didn’t call for. Secret ingredients make cooking fun, especially when your family or guests are trying to guess what you did to make your dish so wonderful. One of our favourite spices is cardamom, and we use it in such diverse applications that it has become an indispensable secret. Continue »



The Simple Pleasures of Baked Apples

 

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The other day I had a hankering for Canada’s favourite, apple pie. It was a cold, snowy night that called for a steak and baked potatoes supper followed by good old-fashioned apple pie. But the road to Hades is paved with good intentions, and by the time push came to shove making a pie from scratch just wasn’t in the cards. Yet I had all these large Granny Smith apples, purchased for this purpose. And I still had that apple pie craving. What to do? Continue »