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Nov 13 2008

Eclectic Kitchen™: Thanksgiving – Let’s Be Thankful & Let There Be Gourmet Turkey

Well, I was just recently asked to shoot a cooking video, roasting & carving a turkey for the “Eclectic Kitchen™” for the BBC for an upcoming Holiday Special. Needless to say, I was pretty excited about the opportunity! —  I’m gonna give you the recipe for my roasted turkey but I’ll also provide you the links to go check […]

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Sep 26 2008

Eclectic Kitchen™: Easy Gourmet Pizza – No More Delivery

     Well – I imagine it seemed as though I abandoned this blog altogether –but not the case. It’s been hectic around our house, packing, getting ready to move, trying to sell our house, having a moving sale and open houses. Then there was this little storm you might have heard about named Ike, […]

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Sep 08 2008

Cooking with Lavender!

Published by under organic,Recipes

    There is nothing better tasting then fresh bread with a lavender spread. The aroma of the two combined is so great that in my opinion should be bottled as a perfect kitchen air freshener scent. Important facts to know and to follow: Never use any type of dried lavender if it’s not self […]

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Sep 06 2008

Eclectic Kitchen™: Gourmet Meal without the Gourmet Fuss

        Love gourmet food but don’t have time to fuss with the gourmet process? I hear ya! I am so tired sometimes I almost, that is almost, feel too tired to eat – let alone prepare a gourmet meal. I certainly don’t think eating fast food or a bowl of cereal is […]

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Aug 25 2008

Menu Planning!

I’m going to be hosting a five day student exchange later in the fall. Not just any students but international culinary grads from all over that decided to travel throughout Canada and the US. There are four of them going to be staying with me, but there are another eight of them in two other […]

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Aug 20 2008

The Best Recipe For Focaccia Bread Ever.

Published by under baking,Recipes

  I love this recipe because with the addition of a couple of herbs and, or vegetables I can have many different types of bread that go with different meals. I make this in small individual circlets as a brushetta base too. Works well as a pizza crust for those who like a thicker crust. […]

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Aug 18 2008

Guess What’s For Dinner

Shrimp Stirfry served on a bed of rice… my favorite! 5 tblsps of extra virgin olive oil

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Aug 13 2008

Eclectic Kitchen™: A Spice of Life

  Recently, my daughter moved into her first apartment. I was helping her set up her kitchen, buying her dishes, pots, pans, knives, etc. Having a large collection of spices, herbs, vinegars & oils, myself, suddenly – I thought, oh, wow,  as a responsible foodie & parent attempting to encourage my daughter’s newly found cooking […]

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