Taste of the Week
Slow Cooker Romano Beans With Tomatoes, Arugula and Goat Cheese
If you're looking for a lighter in style meal, and have a slow cooker, you’ll want to try my recipe for Romano Beans With Tomatoes, Arugula and Goat Cheese. To do so, click on “dig in.”
Can everyone cook? That’s a question I’ve been asked frequently since I published the first cookbook in my Everyone Can Cook series in 2003. More than nine years later, and seven books into the series, my response to that query has remained the same: Yes, they can!
To me, it’s not whether or not you can cook; it’s whether or not you have the desire, the confidence and the inspiration to do so. If you have those traits, learning to cook, or improving the cooking skills you already have, can be a very tasty experience.
If you don’t have those traits, I hope that my cookbooks and this website will help you develop them. But I’m also writing for those of you who already enjoy cooking, but are seeking a reliable source of straightforward but delicious recipes, great cooking tips and other practical culinary information. See "What's Cooking" below for links to my recent newspaper columns, recipes and other exploits.
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Grapefruit 101 | March, 2014 | Food column
Hello everyone! My Wednesday, March 5 newspaper column in Victoria Times Colonist is all about grapefruit, from where it was first grown, to how it was named, to inviting ways to use it, including three recipes. To read the story click here timescolonist.com
All about onions
In my Ask Eric newspaper March 2, I answered a reader's question about the various types of onions for sale in supermarkets. I provide information and uses for a number of them and published a very tasty recipe for 6-Onion Soup with Thyme and Dijon. To see that story click timescolonist.com
I have new newspaper column out today and it's all about cookimng fish in fast and delicious ways. If you would like to see the three recipes I cooked and garner some handy fish cooking tips click here timescolonist.com.
In my Ask Eric newspaper column February 23, I answered a reader's question about the culinary cooking term, preheat. Why not just say heat the oven, the reader asked? Why the word preheat? In the story I discuss when the term started to be used and why. To read it, click here timescolonist.com
Pass the parsley
In my February 19, newspaper column the topic was that sometimes maligned herb, parsley. In the story I speak about its culinary benifits and offer three tempting recipes incorporating it, including a fine scallop and prawn dish, an awesome cauliflower side dish, and a quinoa and chickpea salad. To see that story click here timescolonist.com
Thrifty Foods Recipes
I create recipes for Thrifty Foods; a fine-quality British Columbia-based supermarket chain. On the menu this week are tasty rice recipes. They inlcude 6-Vegetable Rice Salad; Brown Rice amd Vegetable Salad with Miso Dressing; Curry-Spiced Scallops on Red Rice Pilaf; and Grilled Prawns on Curry Coconut Rice Salad. To view those recipe click here thriftyfoods.com.