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About edibletcetera

I'm a passionate foodie who cooks, photographs, eats - then writes about it; an occasional restaurant critic; former newspaper columnist; author; social media/marketing communications; world traveler; dog lover; skier...and wit, (according to those who know me).

Recipe – Chicken Breasts in a White Wine, Garlic & Anchovy Cream Sauce

Dissolving anchovies over a pan of hot water quickly yields a rich brown sauce and the addition of roasted garlic and cream will transform a simple wine-poached chicken breast into something unusually delicious. The anchovies add their indefinable richness and … Continue reading

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Recipe – Carrot & Walnut Cake with a Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

I’ve been making this lovely moist carrot and walnut cake for longer than I care to remember. As a single layer cake, it’s not quite as guilt-inducing as those towering triple-layered confections, despite its luscious creamy frosting. This is a … Continue reading

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Recipe – Red Wine Glazed Beets

Sweet and earthy, these twice-cooked beets make a wonderful accompaniment to wild game or fowl and the red wine glaze intensifies their color, if you can imagine that. Baking the beets in a sealed parcel first really brings out their … Continue reading

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Recipe – Braised Lamb with Red Wine, Tomatoes, Olives and Aromatic Spices

This is a robust, hearty dish that’s full of Mediterranean flavor. It goes really well served with pasta and because it’s basically a stew,  serving it on top of a pile of fluffy mashed potatoes would also be good. The … Continue reading

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Recipe – Very Easy Mango Chutney

I love mango chutney and there’s a vast quantity of recipes out there. I like the idea of a chutney that is not only fast and fabulous but one where the sweet mango flavor really stands out and isn’t swamped … Continue reading

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Recipe – Spiced Corned Beef & Cabbage

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, although for the life of me I don’t see why this isn’t eaten year-round, because it’s absolutely delicious and would warm the heart of any ‘meat and potatoes’-type of person. If you have … Continue reading

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Recipe – White Bean & Chestnut Soup with Prosciutto

This is a lovely comforting soup for a blustery day. I’m all for the shortcut of opening a can of beans but if you’re a purist and insist on soaking dried beans overnight, then go ahead but this soup takes … Continue reading

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