I was feeling nostalgic the other day and was remembering a curry dish that my Japanese mother would occasionally make. My mother passed away in 2002, and I never got the recipe from her. The other day I started experimenting, and I finally came up with a dish that is close to the one she would make. This dish is similar to a thick beef stew, but has a wonderful curry flavor. My mother's dish had a greener curry. I think she used to get her curry at the oriental store. I used a curry that I had gotten at my local supermarket. I do want to try this again with a curry from the oriental store. You can use more or less curry to suit your taste. This is cooked slowly to make the meat nice and tender.
Pound cakes got their name because they originally were made with a pound of flour, a pound of eggs, a pound of sugar and a pound of butter. This cake, with its Canadian twist of raisins and maple syrup, is served with a maple sauce but it can be omitted, if you HAVE to :)
This is another recipe by Lucy Waverman, who happens to be my favourite chef!
Please don't ask me what this means. I tried to look it up without success. My mother moved to a retirement home this summer and this was in her bag of recipes. Looks like a good breakfast dish for a crowd.
This is the "traditional method" based on a recipe by Michele Anna Jordan from her book, Polenta. She says, "This is the classic and most common technique for cooking polenta, and the one that should be used for larger quantities. The amounts can easily be increased to make larger quantities for a crowd." This recipe can also be used as the first step in making firm polenta.
This twist on cabbage rolls might sound like a lot of work but is quite easy and makes for a great presentation. Your guests will be amazed! It also reheats well and is good cold. This doesn't have the usual tomato based sauce poured on top, but I have done it that way too and both ways are excellent! Be sure you have a clean piece of cheesecloth before starting this recipe.
From Food and Drink Magazine, yes AGAIN!
This is a favorite of everybody but my extremely picky almost-10-year-old brother in my family. (I also have a baby bro who can't eat anything but milk yet...he should like it when he's older!) This is so easy to put together, and the results are so fab!!!