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Recipe: Vegetarian Pita Pizza

Makes 4 portions Ingredients 1 whole wheat pita shell 1 large tomato Pinch of oregano 1 Tbs olive oil 1/2 cup (125 ml) sliced mushrooms 1/4 cup (50 ml) red onion, cubed 1 1/2 cup (375 ml) feta 1/2 cup green pepper, cubed 1/2 cup red pepper, cubed 1 large tomato, thinly sliced Preparation Preheat […]

Recipe: Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups dried red lentils 3 medium onions, chopped 3 carrots, peeled and chopped 2 leeks, greens removed and whites chopped 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp butter 2 tsp salt 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 tsp powdered sage 2 bay leaves 6 cups vegetable stock 1 tsp Marmite, dissolved […]

Recipe: Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes

Ingredients 6oz semi-sweet chocolate 6oz butter (diced) 3 Eggs 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup flour Directions Pre-heat oven to 350 Melt chocolate in microwave then add diced butter and stir until melted. In another bowl, beat eggs and sugar until white and creamy. Blend in melted chocolate mixture then gradually add flour until batter […]

Recipe: Oysters Mignonette

Alleged aphrodisiac, classic champagne companion this is a beautiful appetizer that’s easy to prepare. Ingredients 1 Cup diced shallots 3/4 Cup red wine vinegar 1/4 Cup dry red wine 1/4 Cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 tsp kosher salt 1/8 tsp cracked black pepper 20 Oysters 1/4 Cup chopped fresh chives Directions In a medium bowl […]

Recipe: Candied Bacon

Ingredients ½ pound bacon (10 strips) ¼ cup sugar Dash ground cinnamon (optional, to taste) Pinch ground coriander (optional, to taste) Pinch ground chile powder (optional, to taste) Directions If using spices, stir them into the sugar and mix evenly. Lay the bacon in one tight layer in the heaviest, widest skillet you have, and […]

How to Boil a Bonnie Wee Haggis

Haggis. For many it conjures a profound sense of Scottish pride and the desire to trace one’s ancestory. For others, revulsion. It’s time to get over our aversions and appreciate what a unique and delicious dish it can be. The haggis of yore was indeed sheep’s stomach stuffed with a mixture of herbs, spices, onions […]

Recipe: Plain Oven Scones

INGREDIENTS 8 oz. self-raising flour 2 oz. butter 1 teaspoon caster sugar ¼ pint buttermilk, full cream milk or soured milk Pinch of salt METHOD Preheat oven to 450°F. Grease and flour a baking sheet. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl and rub in the butter. Add sufficient milk to make a moist and […]