Margaret Dickenson

Margaret Dickenson wrote the awardwinning
cookbook, Margaret’s Table
— Easy Cooking & Inspiring Entertaining
(www.margaretstable.ca).

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Cooling down: Warming recipes for autumn

| September 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Cooling down: Warming recipes for autumn

With fall upon us, we must take advantage of the last garden-fresh produce, herbs and edible flowers. There are also several special occasions for family and friends to gather together, particularly as the holiday season approaches. My Salmon-Crowned Crêpes, versatile Stuffed Fresh Pears and Lobster in White Wine Shallot Cream Sauce will offer much satisfaction […]

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Summertime, and the entertaining is easy

| July 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
Summertime, and the entertaining is easy

It is that wonderful time to celebrate not only barbecue season, but the fresh fruits of summer. The variety and versatility of summer fruits enable them to be included in any course of a menu and at any time of day. My summer menus highlight recipes in which fruit stars. Presented with personal creativity, these […]

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Spring recipes that will dazzle

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Spring recipes that will dazzle

In this issue, as we face a well-deserved spring, I feature recipes that always delight guests with the simple complexity of ingredients that strategically play off one another in terms of flavours, textures and even colours. The appetizer and dessert recipes can also be modified to become cocktail party favourites. Macadamia, Shrimp and Avocado Timbales […]

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Easy recipes that shine on the plate

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Easy recipes that shine on the plate

If you want to add a touch of pizzazz to casual dining experiences and you enjoy relaxed and easy entertaining, the following recipes hit the mark. Enjoy. Hot Smoked Salmon on Seaweed Salad Makes 12 hors d’oeuvre portions With a bit of imagination, one can create simple hors d’oeuvres with nothing but commercial products. Here is […]

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Autumn recipes: Four-course meal ahead of Thanksgiving

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Autumn recipes: Four-course meal ahead of Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving and the holiday season rapidly approaching, I have assembled several of my favourite recipes to put you in the spirit for special family dining as well as entertaining. Now, from our table to yours, bon appétit. Quick Irresistible Waffle Sandwiches with Smoked Salmon Makes 4 servings 4 thick single waffles 2 tbsp (30 […]

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A four-part summer feast

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
A four-part summer feast

Summer is a time for gathering with family and friends. Margaret Dickenson has put together some of her favourite recipes to help you entertain this summer, whether at a cottage or just at home al fresco. Smoked Salmon Crispy Stacks with Avocado and Mango Makes 4 servings 8 oz (225 g) smoked salmon, sliced 1 […]

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Egypt’s ancient foods endure

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Egypt’s ancient foods endure

Since the beginning of civilization, a major influence on Egypt’s food history has been the River Nile. Archeologists have revealed through rock drawings that when the Sahara Desert was a green and fertile savannah, nomads hunted wildlife and herdsmen raised cattle in the western desert as early as 8000 BC. For 4,000 years, the way […]

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Hungary’s richly spiced international cuisine

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Hungary’s richly spiced international cuisine

Understanding the cuisine of Hungary, a landlocked country in central Europe, requires a look back at its history. Although it’s been the territory of the Romans, Celts, Vandals, Huns and Avars at one time or another over the centuries, the first true inhabitants of present-day Hungary where the Magyars — nomads who presumably originated east […]

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Vietnam’s complex cuisine

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Vietnam’s complex cuisine

Vietnam, a long, narrow country, lies south of China, east of Laos and Cambodia and west of the South China Sea. The Vietnamese trace their origins back more than 4,000 years to the Red River Delta around Hanoi where area farmers became renowned for their rice cultivation. Beginning in the Second Century BC, the Vietnamese […]

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Peru’s complex culinary evolution

| July 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Peru’s complex culinary evolution

Peru, situated on the west coast of South America, sharing borders with Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile, boasts a rich multicultural cuisine combining the flavours of four continents. Dating back to pre-Inca times, an ever-evolving Peruvian cuisine has shown unique tolerance and assimilation of those cuisines introduced by immigrants from Europe, Africa and Asia. […]

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