Food

Super Bowl snacks: Baked potato skins and onion kale dip

I’m not really sure why, but when sports fans assemble in front of their TVs to watch the Super Bowl, major sustenance seems to be required. The big game clearly inspires its viewers to go big. This recipe is made to order for the occasion. In fact, it’s two recipes. The first is for potato …

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Steak Fajitas

This year I’m looking to shake up the Super Bowl gathering a bit. Normally, a pot of chili anchors our party, but this year I’m thinking fajitas. They are customizable, have lots of visual appeal, and will definitely fuel the armchair athletes as they offer their unsolicited advice to the television. Fajitas are surprisingly easy …

How the cauliflower can morph into movie night snack food

Years ago, I was attempting to reverse my daughter Valentine’s disdain for cauliflower. She was always my veggie-loving kiddo, so I was stumped by her dislike of one my favourites. Who doesn’t love roasted cauliflower florets, with those crispy caramelized golden edges? She loved artichoke – pulling apart the leaves and scraping them on her …

Michelin star boosts chef at outdoor Thai kitchen to stardom

BANGKOK — After spending more than three decades cooking in an unassuming outdoor kitchen, a wok-wielding, goggles-wearing Thai chef has been propelled to international culinary stardom by having her restaurant awarded a Michelin star. Supinya Jansuta, better known as “Jay Fai,” is among 17 Bangkok-based chefs whose venues received the coveted honour from Michelin in …

How the cauliflower can morph into movie night snack food

Years ago, I was attempting to reverse my daughter Valentine’s disdain for cauliflower. She was always my veggie-loving kiddo, so I was stumped by her dislike of one my favourites. Who doesn’t love roasted cauliflower florets, with those crispy caramelized golden edges? She loved artichoke – pulling apart the leaves and scraping them on her …

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Dan Dan Noodles

Dan Dan Noodles are a classic Chinese dish originating in the Sichuan province. Noodles have been part of Chinese cuisine for over 4,000 years, and long strands symbolize longevity, one of the nicest things you can wish for on the Lunar New Year (on Feb. 16 this year). Dan Dan Noodles are essentially long skinny …

Leftovers make tasty Spinach and Feta Burgers

Leftovers! Some folks love them, others happily scrape them into the trash. Me, I’m on the love team. Leftovers speak to me. I’d always rather start a meal with a fridge full of tasty bits of this and that than have to confront a blank canvas of raw ingredients. This recipe tackles one particular challenge: how to …

Israeli company says it has produced tiniest cherry tomato

MOSHAV IDAN, Israel— They say bigger is better, but in the succulent world of cherry tomatoes, one Israeli company is going smaller than ever before. The “drop tomato” is about the size of a blueberry and the Kedma company in the country’s southern Arava desert says it is the smallest one ever cultivated in Israel, …

Israeli company says it has developed tiniest cherry tomato

MOSHAV IDAN, Israel — They say bigger is better, but in the succulent world of cherry tomatoes, one Israeli company is going smaller than ever before. The “drop tomato” is about the size of a blueberry and the Kedma company in the country’s southern Arava desert says it is the smallest one ever cultivated in …

Coconut milk and curry paste take chicken to new heights

Boneless skinless chicken breasts save the day for so many busy folks who want to get a lean, protein-filled, affordable dinner on the table in a hurry. I always have a package or two in my freezer – I buy them when they are on super-sale (which they are once every 4-6 weeks in my …

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