Margaret Dickenson

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

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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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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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