Taste of the Week
It's December and I thought I would share with you my recipe for tourtiere. It combines three types of wonderfully-flavoured ground meat into a rich and savoury pie. To see the recipe, 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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Butter Baked Goods | December, 2013 | Food column
Good day everyone! In my newspaper colum today I wrote about a new book called Butter Baked Goods: Nostalgic Recipes from a Little Neighbourhood Bakery. It's a hard-cover book with great baking tips and techniques and, most importantly, all kinds of sweet recipes you'll want to make. To see that story click here timescolonist.com
Lovely Lobster Cakes
If you love seafood cakes, you'll want to check out the on-line version of my newspaper column from December 8. A reader asked me for a recipe for one made with lobster, and I delivered something quite tasty. To see that story click here timescolonist.com
If you're in need of some easy to make, yet tasty appetizer ideas, check out my Victoria Times Colonist newspaper column from December 5. The topic was quick canapes and the story offered five you-can-do-this recipes. To see the story, click here timescolonist.co
Books for cooks for Christmas
If you’re in need of a Christmas gift for someone who loves good food that’s easy to prepare, considering purchasing one of my Everyone Can Cook books. They range in price on Amazon from $16.00 to $21.00 and are rich with recipes folks will enjoy and use over and over again. To order and check which titles are available, click here amazon.ca.
Thrifty Foods Recipes
I create recipes each week for Thrifty Foods, an ever-expanding British Columbia-based supermarket chain. On the menu this recipe that use fresh clams. This week's recipes inlcude those you could bring to a potluck or serve as a side dish. They include Almond and Raison Ric Pilaf; Broccoli Casserole with Lemon and Red Pepper; Holiday Tortellini Salad; and Pork Medallions with Leek and Lemon Sauce. To view those recipes click here thriftyfoods.com.