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October 27th, 2019

Mushroom and charred tomato soup from The New Vegetarian Epicure: Menus--with 325 all-new recipes--for family and friends

Another great soup from Anna Thomas. This one is fairly labour intensive (but not difficult) involving caramelizing onions, peeling and roasting tomatoes, soaking mushrooms, and sautéing veggies. I split... read more >


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A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood

By Diana Henry
Mitchell Beazley - 2015

A very easy recipe that makes a tasty chicken dish that was done in just over 30 minutes. I didn't have any tarragon so I used some dill from my garden. Leftovers heated up well the next day too. Will definitely repeat.

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Really liked this dish. I used chicken thighs and made a smaller amount but otherwise followed the recipe. It took about 1.5 hrs from start to finish. I think this could be streamlined somewhat; for example, chicken goes in and cooks 15 minutes before the shallots then later the chicken comes out and onions cooked further...I will change that next time I try it, hopefully making it quicker with no loss of flavour. Love the addition of pears at the end.

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