• Cast Iron Pork Roast - Food Gypsy
    03 2014 November

    Caring for Cast Iron, Now You’re Cookin’!

    Cold weather cooking just screams cast iron, with it’s superior heat retention and iron friendly health benefits, cast iron is a solid kitchen investment.  Caring for cast iron is the key to cooking with it,...

  • Roasted Pumpkin Apple & Onion - Food Gypsy
    15 2014 October

    Roasted Pumpkin Apple & Onion on Mixed Kale – Simple Sides

    Warm flavour for cold, wet days.  Roasted Pumpkin Apple & Onion on Mixed Kale, part of our Simple Sides series.  Thank God for simple, what would we do without simple in the kitchen?! After a...

  • Mulled Apple Cider - Food Gypsy
    12 2014 October

    Mulled Apple Cider, Ways To Warm You

    Nothing goes with a fine fall day and the smell of smoke in the air quite like mulled apple cider.  There is something essential and soothing in its warm, spiced scent that reaches right down...

  • Fowles Wine The Exception 2010 - Food Gypsy
    08 2014 October

    Fowles Wine The Exception 2010

    Once you’ve had The Rule, you must try Fowles Wine The Exception 2010 for that big, ripe taste of Australian sun. One of the little side benefits of penning the odd post about wine is...

  • Dark West Indian Curry & Island Fried Rice - Food Gypsy
    06 2014 October

    West Indian Chicken Curry & Island Fried Rice

    The best way to develop your palate is to venture into parts unknown and let your taste buds explore.  Discover a little heat, and sweet island spice, in your own kitchen with West Indian Chicken...

Cast Iron Pork Roast - Food Gypsy

Caring for Cast Iron, Now You’re Cookin’!

November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cold weather cooking just screams cast iron, with it’s superior heat retention and iron friendly health benefits, cast iron is a solid kitchen investment.  Caring for cast iron is the key to cooking with it, the perfectly seasoned pan will brown meals to perfection and never stick.  Here’s a few tips to keep your cast...

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Warm flavour for cold, wet days.  Roasted Pumpkin Apple & Onion on Mixed Kale, part of our Simple Sides series.  Thank God for simple, what would we do without simple in the kitchen?! After a long day it’s often a challenge to muster up the energy for scratch cooking.  It’s so tempting to just open...

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Mulled Apple Cider - Food Gypsy

Mulled Apple Cider, Ways To Warm You

October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nothing goes with a fine fall day and the smell of smoke in the air quite like mulled apple cider.  There is something essential and soothing in its warm, spiced scent that reaches right down to your toes. It was a simple plan.  ‘Let’s have the guys from the kitchen over for a backyard fire...

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Fowles Wine The Exception 2010 - Food Gypsy

Fowles Wine The Exception 2010

October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Once you’ve had The Rule, you must try Fowles Wine The Exception 2010 for that big, ripe taste of Australian sun. One of the little side benefits of penning the odd post about wine is the rare opportunity to meet the people who craft it.  They are frequently eclectic, often eccentric, and always passionate about...

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Dark West Indian Curry & Island Fried Rice - Food Gypsy

West Indian Chicken Curry & Island Fried Rice

October 6, 2014 | 1 Comments

The best way to develop your palate is to venture into parts unknown and let your taste buds explore.  Discover a little heat, and sweet island spice, in your own kitchen with West Indian Chicken Curry & Island Fried Rice. In the depths of the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, curry takes on an intensity and...

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Tommasi Adorato Appassionato Bianco 2012

October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Are there rules about drinking whites after Labour Day?  Not in my world.  Tommasi Adorato Appassionato Bianco 2012 is wine to dine with, again and again, and again, no matter what the season. Our Wino Wednesdays are decidedly light on whites.  That says a a thing or two about our preferences, but reveals more about...

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Sweet Carrot Coconut Soup - Food Gypsy

Sweet Carrot Coconut Soup

September 12, 2014 | 6 Comments

One last kick at the proverbial can with a warm you to the bone plant-pure, sweet meets savory number Sweet Carrot Coconut Soup as we wrap up Soup Week on Food Gypsy. Soup is good food.  The perfect way to clean out the fridge with bits of this and that or in this case, keep things...

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Roasted Turkey New Potato Soup - Food Gypsy

Roasted Turkey New Potato Soup

September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but why wait when you can have ‘Thanksgiving in a Bowl’ with Roasted Turkey New Potato Soup?!  Soup Week continues on Food Gypsy. Making a the ‘soup du jour’ at the big shiny kitchen presents its own challenges.  Keeping things fresh and interesting for clients I’ve stretched a few...

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Cauliflower Smoked Cheddar Soup - Food Gypsy

Cauliflower Smoked Cheddar Soup

September 8, 2014 | 4 Comments

As summer winds down and the harvest rolls in it’s time to cozy up with a big bowl of vegetable goodness that is Cauliflower Smoked Cheddar Soup.  Welcome to soup week on Food Gypsy. With ‘Daily Soup’ on the menu at the big shiny kitchen, this Gypsy makes a lot of soup. Always fresh, from...

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Ottawa’s Emulsify, a specialty shop featuring two items that combine in an almost endless variety of taste experiments.   Shelves lined with extra-virgin cold-pressed olive oils and aged balsamic vinegar (both dark & white), flavored and infused to heighten everything from meats to sweets. In the kitchen it’s often the simplest of ingredients that can...

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Chateau Pipeau, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2005 - Food Gypsy

Chateau Pipeau, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2005

August 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

A big, bold Bordeaux with a ripe, full mouth and yet, no linger.  Chateau Pipeau, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2005 for people who like wine but don’t what all that pesky wine aftertaste. The topic of today’s Wino Wednesday post is my first Bordeaux Grand Cru, which was in it’s self an evening of education....

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Suzy Q Doughnuts, Temptation - Food Gypsy

Suzy Q Doughnuts, Sweet Temptation

August 18, 2014 | 6 Comments

One step inside the tiny store front of Suzy Q Doughnuts, intoxicated by the aroma of sugar and yeast, all effort at self-restraint is wiped away.  You’ll find yourself swooning like a five year-old over fresh doughnuts lining the glass case with colour and gooey delight. For those who love light, yeast risen doughnuts, deep...

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