Relish Recipes

Mormor's Spice Cookies

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Mormor's Spice Cookies

According to chef New York based chef, Marcus Samuelsson, author of Yes, Chef (a recent Relish book club read) his grandmother's spice cookies take him right back to her kitchen in Sweden. "Her spice rack looked like it belonged to a culinary jet setter. It was the toasting of the spices that make all the difference in these cookies." DOWNLOAD RECIPE CARD Ingredients... 1½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger ½ tsp ground cardamom ¼ tsp ground cloves 3½ cups all purpose flour 1 tbsp baking soda 1 tsp kosher salt ½ tsp freshly ground white pepper 10 tbsp...

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Simple Braised French Lentils

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Simple Braised French Lentils

(from Feasting At Home by Sylvia Fontaine) After taking a virtual cheese class from Paris a few weeks ago, I was reminded of how much I miss some of my favourite French dishes. I am a fan of Sylvia's blog and this recipe is so tasty, but also comforting and nourishing. I like to eat it as a side with chicken or fish, but I my favourite is a warm bowl with a poached egg on top. That is comfort for me! DOWNLOAD RECIPE CARD Ingredients... 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, diced or 1 large leek, white & light green...

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Morley's Oven Braised Ribs

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We were recently asked for a recipe we posted back in 2017. It was our ode to Canadian storyteller Stuart McLean and his Vinyl Cafe Stories on CBC. In one of our favourite stories, Morley discovers a French-made cast iron “dutch oven” pot on the stovetop in the kitchen of her new home. For years she cooks some of her family’s favourite meals in this pot until one day, disaster strikes! She forgets about the braised ribs in the oven and returns home to a pot charred beyond redemption. While she is devastated at first, she soon realizes that as time passes, everything gets ‘banged up” a bit and burns in a pot are where we live our lives. Yes we may apply uncommon sentiment to common things, but it’s these things that bring us comfort and joy. As Stuart wraps up the story he says "we all need something to hold onto when darkness comes" and these words couldn't strike more true these days. We developed the recipe using our Organic Fair Ultimate “Que dry spice rub and of course we cooked them in a French-made “dutch” oven (aka Le Creuset).

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Writing A Cookbook In A Pandemic

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Writing A Cookbook In A Pandemic
It's been 20 years since I published my first cookbook, Canada/America's Best Slow Cooker Recipes and I still continue to be a fan of this indispensable cooking appliance. But when the opportunity arose to write a new cookbook on a brand new appliance, I decided to take a leap into the world of Vortex Air Fryer cooking.

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Cheddar and Chive Buttermilk Sourdough Biscuits

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Cheddar and Chive Buttermilk Sourdough Biscuits
Tired of pouring sourdough discard down the drain now that you are all about that fresh bread lifestyle? Relish instructor Paula Costa shares her recipe for tender, tangy biscuits that might give you more reasons to save your starter for breakfast or dinner.

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