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Easy Sunday Cake

Easy Sunday Cake

0 of 5 45 Minutes

The “Easy Sunday Cake” is light dessert that goes well with an after dinner coffee or digestive. It requires few ingredients and very little time to make, yet is always...

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Vegetarian Cheese and Nut Loaf

Vegetarian Cheese and Nut Loaf

0 of 5 65 Minutes

This vegetarian cheese and nut loaf (or pâté) is a great substitute for when a regular meat loaf is out of the question. It’s easy to make, tastes great and...

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Smoked Ham Hock with Roast Potatoes

Smoked Ham Hock with Roast Potatoes

4.8 of 5 240 Minutes

Slowly cooked and roasted smoked ham hocks are another one of my favorite cool weather foods. This recipe takes on a Canadian flair with a maple glaze on the hock...

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Linzer Torte

Linzer Torte

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Another one of my mother’s recipes, the Linzer Torte is a torte that has its origins in Austria but is made in all neighbouring countries in various styles. The major...

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Scavolini Kitchen with AEG appliances

Why gas cooktops are not my choice…

I have to admit that when we renovated our kitchen this spring, and let’s just brag a bit here, we’re talking Scavolini (the “LiberaMente” line), I was completely set on getting a gas fired cook top. Why? Ahem… it sounds professional, everybody else doing a high end kitchen reno puts one in, pro chefs swear […]

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In pursuit of Vialone

In pursuit of Vialone

The other day I happened to be in Quebec City. As I was wandering the streets of the old Quebec, I dropped in on one of the better known culinary specialty shops on rue Saint-Jean (more on that in another post). I was hoping to find one or the other of one of my preferred […]

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Zengourmand 2015

Zengourmand 2015

Winter Solistice. New Moon. New Beginnings. It’s all happening today. And in so doing, I thought it appropriate to launch the 2015 version of the ZenGourmand Website. So what exactly is it that’s new? I think if you have been here before, you’ll find that an easy answer – everything!!! New look, new homepage content, […]

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A wedge of Riopelle cheese

Le Riopelle – Artist or Cheese?

The cheese, actually. But… “Le Riopelle de l’Isle” is a triple cream cheese from Quebec. More specifically, from l’Isle-aux-Grues, which is part of an archipelago of islands in the middle of the St. Lawrence river east of Quebec somewhere between the Île d’Orléans and l’Île-aux-Coudre. It is an artisinal cheese made by the dairy cooperative […]

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