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Dave Bates — obituary

BATES, David Merrill With heavy hearts the family...

For sale: Martin D35 guitar

This is a very nice 1990 Martin...

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Air-Fryer Potato Latkes

by Susan Hanna I made this recipe from Taste of Home while recreating a dish from one of my favourite restaurants—a salad of greens topped with potato pancakes and smoked...

Roasted Squash and Grilled Halloumi Salad

by Susan Hanna Until I tried this recipe from Bonnie Stern’s Don’t Worry, Just Cook I had never made a salad with roasted squash. It’s delicious! Toss sliced squash and...

Hoisin-Serrano Meatballs with Rice Noodle Salad

by Susan Hanna  This recipe from Real Simple is a lighter take on spaghetti and meatballs. Make the meatballs and broil for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the rice...

Gay Cook’s creamy parsnip soup

Serves 4 – 5 Parsnips are at their peak with a nutty and subtle peppery taste and are especially sweet in the winter. This is...

Gay Cook’s Chocolate Almond Cake with Ganache Glaze

8-inch (20 cm) cake 6 oz (150 g) semi-sweet chocolate, cut into small pieces 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter, cubed 1/4 cup (50 mL) rum, brandy or...

Lover’s Lane Valentine pizzas

by Gay Cook Makes 3, 8-inch (20 cm) pizzas or 1, 12-inch pizza Valentines is a day to have fun together with just the two of you making...

Rickard’s Dark or Black Creek Porter Brewed Beer Beef Stew

 by Gay Cook Makes 5 – 6 servings The Guinness beef from Britain is renowned around the world so I set out to create a...

Gay Cook’s fennel and orange salad

Serves 5 - 6 Fennel is almost like celery but has concave stalks with feathery dill-like green tops with an anise taste. Fennel makes a...

Gay Cook’s old fashioned macaroni and cheese

Makes 4 to 6 servings “It’s got kick and it’s homey, like home”, this was my late sister Jean Pigott’s comment each time we made...

Gay Cook’s French Onion Soup

Serves 4 - 5 This traditional French onion soup is a favourite any time of the year but especially the comfort it brings on a...

Gay Cook’s Mini Butter Tarts

Makes  3 dozen mini tarts These delicious butter tarts have been part of our family through out Christmas and the cold winter months for many...

National Restaurant Association survey

by Gay Cook Every year the National Restaurant Association surveys nearly 1,800 chefs from the American Culinary Federation for its annual

Carrot Muffins

by Gay Cook If you are looking for the last minute Christmas present, head to Mill Street Books, 52 Mill Street, Almonte and find...

Roast turkey with fruit stuffing and gravy

by Gay Cook Christmas would not be complete without the wafting aromas of the turkey roasting in the oven. When purchasing a turkey, buy a...

Crepe Expectations:Almonte restaurant’s fare is flat-out delicious

Once again, Almonte quality is on display in the Ottawa Citizen. Check out today's favourable restaurant review of the Creperie in the Heritage Mall...

Story of Sunroots

by Gay Cook   A sunroot is delicious to eat whether a puree, fried chips or prepared raw in a salad! It’s the tubular root of...

Gay Cook’s spaghetti squash topped with tomato sauce and grated cheese

Gay Cook's spaghetti squash topped with tomato sauce and grated cheese This yellow football-shaped winter squash produces delicately flavoured spaghetti strands. The flavour is best...

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