Author Archives: edibletcetera

About edibletcetera

I'm passionate about food; I cook, photograph, eat...then writes about it in that order. I'm also an occasional restaurant critic and caterer; a former newspaper columnist; author; social media/marketing communications; world traveler; dog lover; skier...and wit, (according to those who know me).

Recipe – Spaghetti with Clams

Living so far from any coastline, I’m naturally nervous about buying fresh clams, just in case they aren’t. Wild-caught, canned baby clams on the other hand, are risk-free and work wonderfully well when combine with bottled clam juice. Add a … Continue reading

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Recipe – Nigel’s Chocolate Mousse with Hazelnut Praline

Nigel Slater that is, my favorite British writer who cooks and who I would never dare refer to as a ‘foodie’. A pet peeve of his. Anyway, this is a very rich and dark chocolatey pud that hides under a … Continue reading

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Recipe – Baked Orzo with Shrimp, Saffron, Lemon & Tomatoes

I’m always on the lookout for new ways to serve shrimp and this lovely baked pasta dish delivers bright, fresh flavors. Positively bulging with big, fat juicy shrimp and topped with tangy feta cheese, this is a lively, fragrant, satisfying … Continue reading

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Recipe – Chili Cornbread

Another easy recipe that freezes well. Cornbread can be rather sweet, almost dessert-like but I prefer a more savory version and this is exactly that. Fresh chilies, green onion and cilantro (coriander leaf) lift this up and out of the … Continue reading

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Recipe – Poached Egg Vol-au-Vents with Spinach, Wild Mushrooms, Goat Cheese & Hollandaise

Someone just gave me a few duck eggs and I already had a stash of sauteed chanterelles and frozen puff pastry in the freezer, so this was pretty easy to put together. However, the simple recipe below is made from … Continue reading

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Recipe – Truffled Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese

Looking for something really luxurious to serve on New Year’s Eve that doesn’t involve hours of prep? This is my easy version of lobster mac ‘n cheese using ready cooked chunks of lobster and *lobster juice  – and it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Recipe – Salmon Tagine with Lemony Couscous

Here’s a deliciously different  way of serving fresh salmon that’s been marinated in an African spice paste called chermoula. If you can’t find chermoula, make your own (*simple instructions below) – it will taste even better. Served over a lemony, … Continue reading

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