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Crispy Korean Chicken and Gingerbread Biscotti for CBC's Weekend Morning Show

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This morning I'll be featuring the following recipes on CBC's Weekend Morning Show with host Terry MacLeod.

This may look like a long and detailed recipe but once you have all of the elements together (mise en place), it is quite simple to prepare.

Enjoy for your Grey Cup snacking or make it a regular feature!


1. Crispy Korean Chicken
from:  http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/easy-dakgangjeong

Steps:
Mix chicken with seasonings and cover in starch.
Fry in hot oil for 7 to 8 minutes.
Shake off, let sit, then fry for another 12 to 15 minutes.
Coat in seasoning sauce.
Sprinkle sesame seeds over top and serve immediately.
Ingredients

3½ pounds chicken wings (about 1.6 kg), washed and drained
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon minced ginger
2/3 cup potato starch or corn starch
⅓ cup peanuts (optional)
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 to 4 large dried red chili peppers, seeded, cut crosswise into ⅓ inch pieces (optional)
¼ cup soy sauce
½ cup rice or corn syrup
1 tablespoon white vinegar
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Easy Comfort Food on CBC's Weekend Morning Show

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Easy Comfort Food
This morning I am presenting the following recipes for CBC's Weekend Morning Show, with host Terry MacLeod.  
Both dishes are so easy to prepare, that I made them this morning in short order.  
Local honey from Beeproject Apiaries can be purchased directly through them.  They will deliver, within a reasonable distance. 



1.Honey Sautéed Zucchini (with Lavender)
1-2 sliced zucchinis (sliced on the bias) ½ + tsp creamed honey (I used wonderful Bee Project CreamedHoney www.beeproject.ca) pinch lavender flowers (optional) Heat a sauté pan and add the honey and then the lavender.Add the zucchini slices and cook until done.Serve.
2. Baked Cheesy Pasta
(for a large baking dish)
2 pkgs short pasta (farfalle, penne, shells, etc.) 1 large tin diced tomatoes 1 head roasted garlic 1-2 onions, sliced 1-2 dried red chilies, crushed 1 tbs dried oregano pepper, to taste chipotle peppers, or other chilies ½ tsp (optional) 2 cups heavy cream good pinch nutmeg white wine or vodka olive oil
Cheeses:your f…

Cooking with Tajines at D.A.Niels!

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On Saturday, I presented the following dishes for a cooking demonstration using tajines at D.A. Niels.  I'll be there again on December 5th to give another tajine cooking demonstration.  

The photo with the eggs was at the beginning of cooking.  Cooking eggs in the tajine whole results in a creamy egg.  Quite remarkable!  One person tried the beef tajine recipe using my Ras el Hanout with Moose meat!  He loved the result.  My spice blends of Ras el Hanout, Turkish Baharat and Tea Masala, are all available at D.A. Niels.  

Come and see me at the Downtown Hydro Market on Thursday, November 12th, for more cooking ideas and products!




Moroccan Beef Stew (can use lamb)

2 lb beef roast, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 onions, thinly sliced
2 tbs ras el hanout
1-2 tbs olive oil
1-2 tbs butter
good pinch saffron
2 large tomatoes, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and diced
2 green peppers, seeded and diced
1/2 - 1 cup prunes
2-3 tbs honey
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup red wine
salt, to taste

Slowly sauté onions on medium…