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Yes.  I said beer and wings in the same sentence, I mean what goes better with beer than wings?  And what could be better on a summer’s eve with Beer Soaked Asian Buffalo Wings than...

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Za’atar is to Middle Eastern cooking what Herbs du Provenance is to Southern French cooking.   A spice blend so versatile and so pungent, it’s used on meats, vegetables, in rice dishes and (my favourite) Za’atar...

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Piri Piri Sauce - Food Gypsy

Hello Piri Piri – Goodbye Barbecue Sauce

June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

This version of Piri Piri sauce will ruin commercial barbecue sauces for you, forever. Butter based, it borrows from Portuguese tradition leaning heavily French. Using it effectively blackens the surface of the meat,...

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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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Asian Gingerbread Pear Cake - Food Gypsy

Asian Gingerbread Pear Cake

December 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Two recipes adapt in dramatic contrast to create a new personal best. A far east twist on a holiday favorite, Asian Gingerbread Pear Cake is slightly sweet, moist and intense with the bright addition...

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Carp-Garlic-Fest- Food Gypsy

Scaping Summer ~ Food Vibe with Dr. Kubie

July 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

From time to time, our resident Food Gypsy Health & Wellness Advisor, Dr. Kubie, drops us a line on what's good for yee old bod. On the Food Vibe today: garlic scapes. Mmmmm...

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Thai_Summer_Satay_Salad - Food Gypsy

Thai Summer Satay Salad

July 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Cold rice vermicelli salad with bright fresh veg, dressed in a lime, rice wine vinaigrette, (totally delish) chicken satay, finished with peanut sauce. Authenticity and intensity. Eat goooooood....

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Wild Garlic, pickled - Food Gypsy

The Wilds of Garlic

May 24, 2011 | 8 Comments

Wild garlic; a wild relative of chives, an endangered species in Quebec yet across the boarder in Ontario harvested widely and sold at market. An illicit taste first. ...

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Lamb Vindaoo - Food Gypsy

Lamb Vindaloo Recipe

March 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Yes, it's spicy. Lamb vindaoo is a spicy Indian stew and a favorite in most curry houses, where you'll often find it with added potatoes. No potatoes here my friend just tangy, spiced lamb...

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Mango Curry Chicken - Food Gypsy

Mango Curry Chicken Recipe

March 10, 2011 | 1 Comments

Bollywood Week continues here at Food Gypsy with some spicy dishes from India, from my kitchen to yours. Staring off with a little Mango Chicken Curry. ...

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Jambalaya Recipe - Food Gypsy

Spicy, Saucy Jambalaya – Recipe

March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jambalaya, they call it a peasant’s dish.  A one dish meal made from a bit pf chicken, a couple of links of sausage, whatever seafood you have on hand, an onion, a couple of tomatoes,...

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Navara, Confit Pig's Cheek - Food Gypsy

Navarra Restaurant… like Nirvana but better

February 25, 2011 | 4 Comments

Navarra – a region in northern Spain, southwest France, inhabited by the Basque.  Nirvana – in shamanic thought, the state of being free from suffering.  Both apply.Fine dining in Ottawa’s trendy Byward Market, parking is...

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