in the kitchen

Ching Wan Hung, Chinese Medicine - Food Gypsy

Essentials in the kitchen – Burn Treatment

November 19, 2010 | 5 Comments

When you work with fire, chances are, sooner or later you’re gonna' get burned. Ching Wan Hung (also written “Jing Wan Hung”) Chinese burn ointment. I have a big tub of it in my...

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Duck Fat, Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa - Food Gypsy

Le Cordon Bleu Week V – Le Petit Canard

November 6, 2010 | 5 Comments

There are few things more intoxicating than the smell of butter. Melting, sizzling, baking, butter has been my great love for many years, along with its companion… cream they simply make life worth living. That...

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Roatan, Honduras.  No plans.  No reservations.  No local currency and not a care in the world.  I never travel like that.  I’m a planner.  I like to know.  I like to think about it and...

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Mrs. Dolse Conner, Roatan - Food Gypsy

Roatan, Honduras – Island Cooking

October 10, 2010 | 17 Comments

Deep in the Caribbean in the Bay Islands off Honduras is a living gem – Roatan, Honduras. A day of adventure and Island Cooking....

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Chez Gypsy II - Food Gypsy

Home Again, Home Again

September 15, 2010 | 2 Comments

From the expanse of a 5,000 square foot country inn to the tight confines of a 600 square foot one bedroom apartment… there’s no place like home. Not surprisingly, one must manage one’s personal belongings...

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Chef Silvano Cruz, Cuba - FG

Feeding a Four Star Army

August 21, 2010 | 3 Comments

Chef in Profile: Executive Chef, Silvano Cruz - Sol Cayo Largo, Cuba On the shores of Cuba’s Cayo Largo de Sur - a tiny island in the Caribbean off the south west...

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Le Cordon Bleu pen - Food Gypsy

The most expensive pen… EVER

August 15, 2010 | 9 Comments

From the heart of Canada’s western fruit belt, the beautiful Okanagan, there came a sudden change in plan. I’d set my heart on further gallivanting, visiting and general merriment when there sprang to light the...

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How to make tamales - Food Gypsy

Mexican Quickies – How to Tamale

July 20, 2010 | 2 Comments

In Mexico, every cook has her own tamale recipe, her own sauce, her own masa mix, her own flavours. I didn't get any family secrets from Juantia (who bore holes though me with her...

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Island Expeditions Kitchen Crew, Belize - Food Gypsy

Belize – An Adventure in Cooking

July 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

A trip to Belize is not a short jaunt from Canada no matter which side of the country you live on. Despite being just south of Mexico, flight fares are steep and options are...

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Sweet Potato Pone - Food Gypsy

Belizean Sweet Potato Pudding (“Pone”)

July 16, 2010 | 2 Comments

On the back steps of the kitchen, in the tropical paradise of an idyllic atoll off Dangriga, Belize; Phillip Matinez shares a family favorite, Sweet Potato Pudding Recipe (known in Belize as “Pone”). ...

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In the kitchen there is laughter, the smell of coffee and fresh baked bread. Guests enjoy a quiet relaxed atmosphere in the dining room; the Hillsdale House is everything a country inn should be....

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