Scallops in Blood Orange Sauce
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Seared Scallops in Blood Orange Sauce

I was given six small, extremely juicy blood oranges by my friendly farmers, Eunice and Larry (Larry’s Veggies), right at the end of blood orange season. She said to me, “I know you will do something wonderful with them.” Weeks earlier, friends Susan and Towny had sent me a recipe …

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Upside down savoury caponata tart
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Leftover Eggplant Make a Savoury Caponata Tart

Recently, I shared my simple vegetable Napoleons with you as a side dish for the goat cheese-stuffed chicken. If you make it, you will probably end up in the same boat as I did: lots of leftover parts — zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, tomatoes. While that sounds like all the …

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Pan-Fried Salmon with Pine Nut Salsa
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Pan-Fried Salmon with Pine Nut Salsa

Throughout the holidays, we watched a lot of “feel good” movies. That is code for RomComs, chick flicks, Hallmark, Lifetime, and Disney fare… you get the idea. Whenever we get to this time of year, we put a moratorium on anything that might tax our brains, souls, or hearts. Nothing …

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Cod Fish Steamed in Spinach Leaves, Basil Ratatouille, White Wine Cream Sauce
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Steamed Cod Fish with Basil Ratatouille

Easy to prepare, cod is a white fish with a mild flavour that is perfect to pair with bright, colourful vegetables. This dish is an excellent addition to some rice or pasta or great served on its own. We made a traditional Provencal ratatouille as a side dish, the recipe …

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken with Red Pepper Purée
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Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken and a Zoom Dinner

Not to dwell on the realities of 2020, but we had to get creative about seeing friends, if only virtually. For an international Zoom dinner, one of the guests made a wish for chicken breasts stuffed with herbed goat cheese and vegetable Napoleons on the side. That was a wish …

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Crispy Duck Confit a French Classic
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Crispy Duck Confit a French Classic

If you could pick your last meal – what would it be? For my last meal on Earth, I would select a dish that is both humble and classic. I would choose a duck confit. There is something utterly delicious about obscenely crisp duck skin mixed with succulent duck meat. It …

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Grilled Lamb Kebabs
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Easy Grilled Lamb Kebabs

When it comes to making kebabs, there are very few culinary rules, other than you need some skewers, meat or fish, and vegetables. The recipe for grilled lamb kebabs (below) is simple to prepare, easy to cook and perfect with a red blend from Gigondas thanks to Provence WineZine. However, …

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Zucchini Rolls Vegetarian Cooking With Italian Cheeses
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Zucchini Rolls a Vegetarian Cooking Class

Simple to prepare, these zucchini rolls bring together the abundant produce of Provence with the wonderful cheeses of Italy. Prepare the dish as a vegetarian main course, or as a side dish with a protein of your choice. I like to think of it as a lasagna without the noodles. …

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Roasted Sheet Pan Chicken with shallots and grapes
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Roasted Sheet Pan Chicken for Easy Entertaining

Sheet pan chicken is all the rage these days. I resisted the idea for a long time, figuring it was just another culinary fad that would fade. But then I realized that one of my favourite chicken dishes ever is a sheet pan chicken recipe by Ottolenghi. Chicken with Fennel …

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Easy Salmon with Sun-dried Tomato and Olive Tapenade
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Easy Salmon with Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Tapenade

Seafood is popular in France, with over half of all French residents purchasing the fish either fresh or frozen from their local grocery store. Salmon is a bright and flavourful fish that goes well with a variety of flavours. This robust dish features tangy sun-dried tomatoes coupled with a delicious …

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