The Mains

Rosemary Apple Glazed Chicken with Dried Cranberries and Bacon Polenta. Perfect on a dark & stormy early autumn evening, as temperatures drop and comfort food comes to mind....

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Easter at Chez Gypsy, by Chef B: green salad topped with seared duck breast, truffled potatoes & mushrooms, sometimes it's the simplest of meals that make the most memorable moments....

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Braised Pork Belly, Roasted Beets & Parsnip Mash a late winter's meal, low and slow and comforting, because slow food is good food. As the last of the winter storms blew though; I dug...

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In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, a little taste of Ireland, straight from the rugged western shores and the storied medieval Ashford Castle, Chef Stefan Matz' Char Grilled Scallops with Bacon and Sweet Potato Lemon...

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Russian Borscht, Beety & Meaty

February 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

Made with beets, cabbage, onions and three meats including a smokey kielbasa sausage, salt pork and a nice shank of beef, a good Russian Borscht is winter comfort food that is as rich in aroma...

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Texas Style Chili, big pot - Food Gypsy

Texas Style Chili

January 25, 2012 | 4 Comments

How to warm up on a cold winter night, just wrap yourself around a big pot of Texas-Style Chili. Rather than using ground meat and sauteing, we use a blade roast and slowly braise...

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Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder - Food Gypsy

Old Fashioned Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder

December 12, 2011 | 5 Comments

A Nova Scotia seafood chowder, brimming with chunky bits of sea flesh, it’s good old fashioned Maritime fare.  When the snow flies there’s nothing as satisfying is a big, creamy bowl of chowder. My first chowder came...

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Korean Inspired Black Coffee Short Ribs - Food Gypsy

Korean Inspired Black Coffee Short Ribs

December 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Slow simmered over low heat to a tender, sweet finish, these short ribs are loosely based on a Korean stew called 'Galbi Jim'. A shot of coffee adds tannins to breakdown the fibers of...

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OH MY GOD, you're in town?! Come on over, I have Boeuf Bourguignon in the oven! Best impromptu dinner party line ever, and something I’ve never said in my life, before last night. There...

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Spaghetti & Meatballs

September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s comfort food season, a chilly day found me in the kitchen whipping-up a batch of spaghetti & meatballs, singing “On Top of Spaghetti” and pondering the nature of the sobriety of those writing children’s...

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Lobster Chili - Food Gypsy

Lobster Chili & Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Lobster Chili, you’ll be the hit of the tailgate party. MAN FOOD, with a refined twist (and buttery, garlicky, cheesy biscuits)....

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Burger El Greco - Food Gypsy

Burger el Greco

August 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Inspired by Greece it's not a hamburger, but a lamb burger favoured with oregano and garlic, punched up with spinach and salted by feta. It borrows from keftedes or Greek meatballs, made with beef,...

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