Category Archive: Un-Chef

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Nov 09

The Un-Chef meets Cordon Bleu Bistro!

Chateau de Courte 2008 Bordeaux

A taste of the Good Life in Ottawa! When the girls are away, it’s our chance for fine dining And for the Cordon Bleu Bistro, it’s a while we’d been pining? Though they’ll let you wear jeans, it just won’t feel right… With that decor and food it would be a real slight! It’s not …

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Nov 01

Joanne’s Blueberry Yoghourt Pot cake – Un-Chef Style…

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There are a lot of would-be cooks who shy away from making cakes because they believe it is either too time-consuming or the results are likely to disappoint! Recently, I was sent a recipe from my son, Ian with the claim that it was both easy and tasty. We took up the challenge and had …

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Oct 11

My Un-Chef toad-in-the-hole was a smash!

Today, being the day after our traditional Thanksgiving dinner, where we eat all the usual foods and fixings, when we had Kim and Alexandra over for lunch, we wanted to serve something a little bit different. Since I had just finished a post from our UK trip where toad-in-the-hole was featured, I guess that it …

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Sep 19

The Un-Chef practices what he preaches!

Karen's Chocolate Pie!

If you have been following our blog for a while, you will know that we are in the process of having our cookbook published, or rather, our Un-Cookbook! It’s called the Un-Cookbook because, when I cook, I don’t really follow traditional recipes but rather use them the way an author would start with an outline …

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Aug 24

Cauliflower Cheese, a great replacement for mac’n’cheese!

Cauliflower Cheese

Last Sunday, Dorothy came home with a delicious-looking head of cauliflower. From the second that I laid eyes on it, I knew what its fate was to be. Now I will be the first to admit that I do not find the thought of being a vegetarian particularly appealing. I like meat! However, this is a …

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Aug 16

Fraser Café lives up to expectations

Haddock Steak on Orzo noodles

If you’ve got the time, Fraser’s a great place to Dine! Fraser’s Café is the Un-Chef’s kind of place, Fairly relaxed, definitely not in-your-face We urge you to try the chef’s daily surprise, A feast for your taste buds AND your eyes…. If cafés were cards, then Fraser’s an ace! Sometimes, the best dining experiences …

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Jun 16

Un-Chef 10 Minute Chick’n’Chicken

Un-Chef Chick'N'Chicken

This evening’s supper was a typical example of two of the main themes that run through all of the Un-Chef’s cooking. 1.Work with what you have in the cupboards and the refrigerator 2. Colour is an important factor in putting together an attractive and appealing finished dish. Yesterday, I bought some boneless, skinless chicken thighs …

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May 14

Avacado & Tuna salad: Quick, inexpensive, healthy & nutritious!

Although it is often the case, things don’t have to taste or look bad to be good for you! You also don’t have to pay a fortune to have healthy and delicious meals. Our recipe today is a case in point. It’s not really even a recipe, just an assembling of ingredients. The only real …

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May 06

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry-Orange Glaze – A mid-week marvel!

Oven-baked Vegetable Samosas with Raspberry Yogourt sauce

[ad#Google Adsense Banner468x60] This snapshot will remind Andreea of the days when she was still small! It was taken in a small French town called Bitche last summer. We never discovered what, if any, connection there was here to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party but we all had a good time there. This summer will …

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Apr 22

Un-Chef’s Black Forest Cake

Done in the microwave in 15 minutes

This recipe which was included in the first edition of the Un-cookbook, had been ignored for a few years until this recent Good Friday. We needed something quick and easy and luckily this time-tested recipe sprung to mind. Every so often, you have a need for an impressive dessert and yet have neither the time …

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