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Virginia Fried Chicken - Food Gypsy

Virginia Fried Chicken, Poultry Perfection

February 20, 2015 | 3 Comments

Tea brined, buttermilk soaked, rolled in a seasoned flour-corn dredge, this Virginia Fried Chicken is Pure Poultry Perfection, inspired by the champion of Lowcounty Southern cooking, Sean Brock. Southern Fried Revelation Inspired by a book...

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Pulled Cider Pork & sides - Food Gypsy

Cider Braised Pulled Pork – A Winter’s Feast

December 13, 2013 | 4 Comments

Take a couple of bottles of good, full bodied apple cider, a pork picnic shoulder, a good spice rub and a few hours in the oven and you’ve got juicy, tender Cider Braised Pulled Pork....

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Nothing could be easier, or simpler, than a little Sweet Potato Fork Mash with Brown Butter.   Ready in less less than fifteen minutes, it’s a simple side dish for a complicated life. Butter is...

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Sweet Potato Biscuits - Food Gypsy

Sweet Potato Biscuits – One Sticky Dough

July 31, 2013 | 5 Comments

A hint of heat and a dash of herb give these golden beauties a southern twang.  A great foil to your favorite fried chicken, a little country sausage and pan gravy or a simple pat of butter...

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Boiled Peanuts, Fried Pickles  Biscuits & Gravy, Fried Yardbird and Chess Pie, soul food and casual style at Ottawa’s Union 613. Lunch with my gal Mary, delicious food, scandalous gossip.  I am greatly blessed to have gal pals who indulge...

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Red Velvet Hello Kitty Cupcakes - Food Gypsy

Red Velvet Cupcakes – Hello Kitty!

April 22, 2013 | 6 Comments

It’s birthday season once again at Chez Gypsy.  We begin with the Junior Miss and her fourth birthday celebration, and what better way to say “happy birthday” than with Red Velvet Hello Kitty Cupcakes. She...

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Sweet Potato Succotash & Pear Glazed Pork Chops, another solo dinner at Chez Gypsy featuring autumn flavours. It's almost impossible not to make Looney Tunes references when motioning succotash "sweet sufferin' succotash!" It's...

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Fresh Summer Cornbread - Food Gypsy

Fresh Summer Cornbread

August 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The end of summer draws near and fresh corn stands dot the urban landscape. Ripe and juicy, ears of corn, wrapped tightly in their husks, make it home to be quickly boiled, buttered and...

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Pulled Pork Po Boy - Food Gypsy

Pulled Pork Po Boy

October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Pulled Pork Po Boy is like spicy, saucy bacon-y goodness on a nice chunk of French bread. In Louisiana, Po Boy sandwiches come in a couple different flavours; there’s fried, featuring battered shrimp, crawfish...

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Chili Cheese Cornbread Muffins - Food Gypsy

Chili Cheese Cornbread Muffins

August 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Chili Cheese Cornbread Muffins, a taste of the south with a few surprises - fresh corn sliced right off the cob as part of the batter, cream cheese in the center so it's gooey and...

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