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September 2006

Gourmet Peppercorn Colors

I like the gourmet whole pepper blends with the white, black and red peppercorns in them. What makes them different colors? --Anita White, black and green peppercorns, which are also included in some mixes, are all from the same plant, piper nigrum, which is a climbing vine native to parts of India and the Far East. Peppercorns grow in small... Read more →




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Bread Woes

Occasionally, my wife, Pat, makes bread or dinner rolls, always with great success. This past weekend, however, her bread turned out flat and cake like, so I set out to figure out what might have happened. The culprit, it turns out, was likely our new oven. Pat sometimes leaves her dough to rise in the oven with the light turned... Read more →




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Heaven, I'm in Heaven!!!

If you are lucky, at least once in your life you have had one of those meals that is so outstanding that it stands as a landmark, showing what really great food can be. This article is the first in a series recounting some of my most Memorable Meals. Signatures Restaurant, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Signatures Restaurant has received a Five... Read more →




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Freezing Dauphinoise Potatoes

Can I freeze cooked Dauphinoise Potato and what foods are absolute no no's for the freezer. --Lisa Raw potatoes cannot be frozen, as freezing converts the starch in them to sugar, resulting in an unpleasantly sweet product. Once they are cooked, however, this problem is lessened. To freeze Dauphinoise Potatoes, prepare them as usual, omitting the cheese topping, and cook... Read more →




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