Shrimp Cocktail

| December, 2014 | Food articles and recipes

Hello everyone! If you're planning a retro-style Christmas or New Year's dinner, shrimp cocktail might be the perfect appetizer. To find a recipe and to learn about the history of this appetizer, read my latest newspaper column here

Roasting Duck 101

My December 3, Victoria Times Colonist newspaper column provided great tips on roasting duck and a festive recipe that inlcudes a divine citrus brandy sauce. To see that story click here

Excellent Egg Dishes

My November 26 column was all about eggs and featured three recipes that would be perfect for the Christmas season. To read the story click here

Thrifty Foods Recipes

I create recipes for Thrifty Foods; a fine-quality British Columbia-based supermarket chain. On the menu this week are recipse designed for a festive feast. They include roast prime rib with horseradish crust; mini yorkshire puddings, colorfull vegetable medley, and roasted mini potatoes with honey and spice. To view those recipes click here


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