Category Archives: Seafood

Taking (lobster & duck) stock…

Although the new year starts on January 1st, it always feels like Labour Day is truly the beginning of the year.  I still get excited about the idea of fall: buying binders, pens & paper, and thinking about the sweaters … Continue reading

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A simple meal of oysters

Although not everyone is a fan, I love raw oysters.  However, I don’t really eat them often in Toronto as they never seem quite “fresh” enough…but when on an island renowned for its oysters, oh my, time to indulge! The … Continue reading

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Easy Peas-y Fish Cakes

I love fish but I am frequently stumped on how to prepare it beyond simply steaming a filet with lemon.  However, I was totally inspired by the amazing seafood and fish dishes I was lucky enough to enjoy this past week. … Continue reading

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Serendipitous Seafood Stew

Serendipity: the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way What a great word (it is just so fun to pronounce) but I had never actually looked up the definition until now…so glad to know … Continue reading

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OMG…Gravlax!

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  And when life gives you salmon, trust me, make gravlax! My mother makes gravlax occasionally but this was my first attempt upon receiving the bounty of a 12 kg salmon last weekend.   … Continue reading

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Kitchen Catastrophes…

I don’t know about the rest of you but I never follow that rule that you should test every new recipe first before serving it to guests.   And generally, I don’t run into too many hiccups. Most experienced cooks … Continue reading

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Lovely Summer Soup: Gazpacho

There’s nothing like a chilled soup for dinner on a hot summer’s night and gazpacho captures the best of the season’s fresh vegetable bounty.   It is easy and quick to make (all you need is a blender) and always … Continue reading

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