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Poulet Sauté Chasseur – Hunter’s Chicken

November 18, 2012 | 8 Comments

Poulet Sauté Chasseur, or Hunter's Chicken, crisp sauteed chicken served with a hearty sauce made with tomatoes, mushrooms a splash of white wine and brandy, flavoured with tarragon, this is a French classic, with...

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Chicken Paella - Food Gypsy

Chicken Paella

November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

The warm flavours of saffron, rosemary, garlic and paprika harmonize in rib-sticking batch of Chicken Paella. Straight from the fields of the Valencia region of Spain, workers would gather around the fire,wooden spoon in...

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Mom's Chocolate Pudding Cake - Food Gypsy

Mom’s Chocolate Pudding Cake

October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is a recipe I've tweaked and tinkered with a dozen times in attempts to make it super fancy, to no avail. Sometimes it's best to stick with the original recipe, however humble, such...

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Wild Mushroom Potato Hash - Food Gypsy

Wild Mushroom Potato Hash

July 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

Fast and easy, recipe #67 on our list of things to do with leftover potatoes; Wild Mushroom Potato Hash. Perfect with anything fresh off the grill, steaks, chops or fish, and finishes in...

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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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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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Black Rice Pudding Thai Style - Food Gypsy

Black Rice Pudding Thai Style

January 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

In Thailand Black Rice Pudding is often served for breakfast, afternoon tea and dessert. A rice and coconut custard, baked in the oven and served plain or with coconut ice cream, it's nutty, smooth...

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Ode to Tubers - Food Gypsy

Roasted Vegetables with Garlic, Rosemary & Lemon

December 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Roasted Vegetables with Garlic, Rosemary & Lemon, know at Chez Gypsy as the Ode to Tubers, is a household favorite. The oils from the olive, the lemon and rosemary are old friends; they bond...

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Gingerbread Hot Chocolate - Food Gypsy

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

December 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

This promises to be very bad for your diet. Gingerbread Hot Chocolate made in the French style with cream, coca and real chocolate to make it rich and thick. Then for some seasonal fun...

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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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Candied Yams - Food Gypsy

Candied Yams, An Unlikely Dessert

December 9, 2011 | 1 Comments

To be more precise: candied yams, dates & walnuts with yogurt & brandied figs.   A happy accident that became dessert and is now a winter favourite. Throughout my 20’s and 30’s I hosted an Orphan’s Dinner on both...

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Cheese Fondue, Pimped - Food Gypsy

Pimp My (Cheese) Fondue

October 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last weekend we hosted a little foodie-fondue-winey-cheesy soiree. Started with a sexy grilled sandwich, then dipped into a cheesy fondue and ended on a sugar high with a Chipotle Chocolate Soufflé. This is...

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