Margaret Dickenson

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

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Complex flavours guarantee culinary success

| April 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
Complex flavours guarantee culinary success

As stay-at-home advisories continue, the focus on home dining has evolved to remarkable levels, not only through necessity, but also personal interest. At least occasionally for many, the desire to re-create menus at home that would emulate those offered when dining out has intensified. In this issue, I present three straight-forward, but unique, recipes featuring […]

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Warm meals for winter nights

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Warm meals for winter nights

Cold weather has set in, awaking our desire for comfort food and that starts with breakfast. My oven-poached eggs are a perfect choice. In addition to the delicate nature of eggs poached in this manner, the combination and strategic positioning of ingredients will delight palates. But be aware that the eggs will continue to cook […]

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Fall harvest bounty beckons

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Fall harvest bounty beckons

Leaves bursting into a glowing spectrum of warm colours, days becoming shorter and cooler, pumpkins appearing by the truckloads — all announce the arrival of autumn and a time to give thanks for our blessings. Observing the long-standing tradition, we gratefully celebrate Thanksgiving Day with a special harvest dinner shared with family and friends — […]

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The tastes of summer

| August 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
The tastes of summer

I invite you to experience several of my summer recipes, each of which offers a unique and tempting twist to what one might normally expect. Avocado crêpe rolls include touches of caviar and drops of maple syrup, which contribute discretely to the complexity of flavours. Certain to catch one’s attention are the grilled steaks served […]

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Garden-fresh herbs spice up spring menus

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Garden-fresh herbs spice up spring menus

With the arrival of spring and warm weather, once again, gardens will flourish with fresh herbs and edible flowers, ready to add flavour to our culinary creations. In this issue, I focus on fresh dill, which, along with other herbs as well as spices, gives recipes an overall complexity of flavours, certain to delight palates. […]

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Time for comfort food and celebration

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Time for comfort food and celebration

With the arrival of the New Year, we look forward to going back to favourite comfort food recipes, and to Valentine’s Day. Chocolate, no doubt, remains the most popular way to celebrate this February Hallmark holiday. Some may also choose to put oysters — a renowned aphrodisiac — on their Valentine’s Day menu. Being true […]

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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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