Summer Staples: Potato Salad

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One of the most iconic Summer Staples in my part of the world has always been Potato Salad. But ask cooks what Potato Salad should be, and you’ll get a wide range of opinions. I’m going to share my favourite recipe, and look at some of the more common variations I’ve encountered over the years…

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Valentine’s Day Specials Abound!

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Wednesday is Valentine’s Day, and it seems that no restaurant chain is letting the opportunity go unexploited. I’ve performed a quick, admittedly non-exhaustive survey of the big name joints and the Valentine’s Day specials they’re offering – which range from cute to campy to crazy!

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Season’s Drinkings: Hot Cocoa

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There’s more to Cocoa than Chocolate and Water. There’s fascinating history that goes back to around 500 BC and a host of regional traditions that have grown out of the global love of this flavour. For those of us who live in cold climes, it’s a tradition at Christmas and all winter!

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