Baked Cashew Brie “Cheese” With Red Wine Blueberry Caraway Reduction

This plant based cheese is easy to make and good for you! Perfect with Pinot Noir! CHEESE: 1/2 cup raw cashews (soaked over night) 2 cups water1 1/4 cup water1 tsp lemon juice1/4 cup tapioca flour (also called tapioca starch)3 Tbsp nutritional yeast1 tsp salt 2 tsp garlic powder1/2 tsp white pepper BLUEBERRY REDUCTION:1/2 cup …

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Spanish Paella

Paired with a well-structured Spanish Tempranillo this dish is  perfect for celebrating anything!  Paella originated in Valencia, and is traditionally cooked in a wide, shallow pan above a live  fire. Mountain paella includes meats such as wild game, boar, and quail, and seaside paella  incorporates ingredients such as prawns, squid and shellfish. I have adapted …

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Peking Duck Recipe

 Crispy, delicious and made at home with locally available ingredients. This post includes serving suggestions and wine pairing. Peking Duck Recipe  Yields 6 – 8 servings Ingredient Checklist1 (4-6 pound) whole duck (Superstore)10 slices of ginger rootsChinese long green onion (available at Fairway on Quadra)Sweet Bean Paste (available at Fairway on Quadra)1 tablespoon white vinegarSoy sauce3 …

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Mamma Ines’ Crostoli

This is a recipe and video of an Italian appetizer served in homes during the Lenten period This video will play in YouTube.  To exit from it pause and select back to  your browser at the top9 Crostoli Recipe INGREDIENTS2 cups flourpinch salt (approx. ¼ tsp)½ tsp baking powder2 tablespoon sugar2 whole eggszest of 1 lemon or orange(+ juice if …

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Crabmeat Casanova

An elegant appetizer of fresh crab meat flambé and served on toast Ingredients 3 tablespoons clarified butter 9 thin slices French bread 12 slices lemon 18 ounces lump crab meat (not canned crab) 3 tablespoons cognac, warmed 6 tablespoons dry white wine One cup fish stock 3/4 quarters teaspoon salt Scant 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground …

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Gravlax is a Nordic dish often served as an appetizer. Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 3 tsp brown sugar3 tsp coarse salt1 tsp cracked peppercorns2 tbsp crushed coriander seeds or dill1 tbsp orange zest3tsp lemon zest or lime zest500 g thick slice of salmon fillet, skin off(Salmon must be very fresh) Preparation: -In a small bowl …

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Creamy Mushroom Tarts

A simple tart filling or a dip served with crackers. Ingredients 3 Tbsp fresh shallots, finely chopped 4 Tbsp butter 1/2 lb mushrooms finely chopped (pulse with food processor until fine) 2 Tbsp flour 1 cup whipping cream 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp lemon juice 3 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley 2 Tbsp chopped chives 2-3 …

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