Monthly Archives: December 2010

Tio Guillermo’s Basic Pico de Gallo

Tio Guillermo’s Pico de Gallo 3 medium sized firm ripe tomatoes 2 medium sized white onions 2 green spring onions 1/2  large bunch fresh cilantro 1 medium fresh jalapeno pepper 1 small can green chiles 2 fresh limes good quality … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas This is healthier version of the traditional fried pork carnitas, slowly roasted in the slow cooker all day. Ingredients 1 pork shoulder (approx 8 lbs) 1 tbsp chopped garlic (generous tbsp!) 1 tbsp dried oregano 1 … Continue reading

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Paige’s Golabki (Polish Cabbage Rolls)

This is the variation that keeps Grandpa J happy. He doesn’t like too much messing around with the basics. There are several variations with a “sweet and sour” tomato sauce, and my Mom took it upon herself to “jazz” up … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Bread

Farmer’s Bread I know, I know, between the bleached white flour and white sugar, it’s nothing more than “crack for your bloodstream”, but it goes really well with cassoulet!  It has a nice crust and a chewy interior, perfect for … Continue reading

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Cassoulet A cassoulet is essentially a rich white bean stew simmered in a crockware pot or dutch oven.  Many people feel that cassoulet “must” involve duck; but this is simply not true. There are endless regional and familial variations of … Continue reading

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Have a Family Pizza Night !

Best-Ever Pizza Growing up in Toronto, I lived next door to a very large, very lively, multi-generational Italian family. Every fall, a truckload (literally) of San Marzano tomatoes would be delivered, and they would make their own pasta sauce and … Continue reading

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Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Makes 12 – 1 cup very hearty servings Ingredients 1 cup uncooked wild rice, washed and rinsed 1 10 oz can condensed cream of chicken soup 4 cups homemade chicken broth (or 1 carton low … Continue reading

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