Tag Archive: Un-Chef

Mar 21

JustRW – Canada’s Un-chef is one year old today!

Roy's Birthday Cake

If I had known you were coming, I would have baked a cake! Wait a minute, I guess I did… ūüėČ Today marks a significant milestone¬† for this blog. It is exactly one year ago to this very day that I wrote and posted my very first entry. At that time, I only had a …

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Mar 04

Another Un-Recipe: Creamy ginger-coconut chicken off the cuff!

Serving suggestion with brussell sprouts and penne pasta.

On most evenings, I at least have a vague idea about what I am going to prepare for supper. Yesterday, at 7PM, I had less than a clue. There are times when inspiration just totally fails. The only thing I could resort to was¬†looking in the fridge and freezer and see what I could find. …

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Feb 07

Meatless stew or vegetable soup? – The choice is yours!

With the coldest days of winter upon us, nothing goes down better that a steaming bowl of soup or stew. It is just one of those comfort foods that has the ability to warm up the frostiest of times and climes. Recently, whilst visiting Christa, our daughter in Saverne, France, she said that she had …

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Jan 25

Banana-Kiwi Charlotte – An Un-Chef Special Dessert

Banana-Kiwi Charlotte Surprise

As you will already know if you have been following¬†The Un-Chef¬†for any length of time, our method of cooking involves making things up as we go along! Recently, we were entertaining a large group of people and I needed an extra dessert. I really had no idea at all what I was going to make. …

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Jan 06

Happy New Year from the Un-Chef (returned from exile ;)

Our regular readers¬†may have wondered why these blog pages have been¬†unusually silent for the last couple of weeks. Our last post was on December 14th, normally too early to simply use the Christmas holidays as an excuse. Nevertheless, by and large, that is the card we are going to proffer since it happens to be …

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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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