Beer-battered fish & chips

Inspired by our recent visit to Scotland and the copious amounts of fish and chips that were consumed, along with the recent acquisition of a small deep fryer, we decided that having a go at making our own fish and chips was in order.

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Thanksgiving with family

Thanksgiving is David’s favourite holiday of the year, with plentiful food and hot drinks to be had. With David’s parents and grandmother in town for the holiday, we planned for a feast of a meal. However, we decided to forego the traditional turkey, given our relatively small number, and opted for Cornish game hen.

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A Thanksgiving feast

After all the lead up to Thanksgiving, and all the fun holiday drinks and dishes we’d been experimenting with, T-day finally arrived. David’s brother Spencer arrived in town for the holiday and spear-headed the menu-making process by providing a list of fabulously tasty-sounding dishes that we’d be making. A few of Spencer’s friends and a…

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Chicken mole poblano with potatoes in ancho cream

In light of it being the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo, we decided to try our hand at chicken mole poblano. It’s actually a somewhat appropriate dish given the origins of the holiday, commemorating the Battle of Puebla, and its use of dried poblano chili peppers (which originate in the state of Puebla). Somewhat…

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Chicken with beer and twice-baked potatoes

After a few light dinners, it was time for a hearty meal. Whole chicken. check. Beer. check. Combine! check. David and I really enjoyed this dish the last time he made it. I thought it might taste too beer-y for someone who isn’t a huge fan of beer, but it was moist and flavourful in…

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