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From: Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Joined: February 1st, 2009

About me: Welcome to Cookbooker! I've been cooking for years, and right now I'm especially interested in baking - artisan bread, pizza and various treats.

Favorite cookbook: Ad Hoc at Home

Favorite recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies


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January 6th, 2013

Blueberry Muffins from Bouchon Bakery

These were okay muffins, but nothing special. I'd been led by the instructions to believe they would be something out of the ordinary - they have molasses, honey, lots of butter, and rest in in the fridge... read more >

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Latin Grilling: Recipes to Share, from Patagonian Asado to Yucatecan Barbecue and More

By Lourdes Castro
Ten Speed Press - 2011

This is a superb and exotic (at least for this Canadian) way to prepare chicken on the grill, and makes for great presentation for a party as well as a delicious meal anytime.

You marinate chicken breasts in an achiote marinade, made up of annato seeds, garlic, cumin, oregano, vinegar and orange juice among other things (including a tablespoon of black pepper). Then wrap them in banana leaves with some red onion and chopped tomato. 25 minutes or so on a hot grill and you have this delightful charred package to unwrap - inside is an incredibly tender and juicy chicken breast, perfectly cooked.

It's a little work to source annato seeds and banana leaves, but once you have them you can do this multiple times as the seeds keep and the leaves freeze very well.

The flavour is distinctive, not overpowering, and a little exotic. Very nice indeed, and my favourite recipe so far from this book.

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