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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

It’s Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. Traditionally, pancakes were eaten on this day as a way of using up eggs, milk and sugar before the 40 days of fasting for Lent. But you don’t need to be an observer of Lent to indulge in these delightful ricotta and lemon pancakes, Tuesday is a good enough reason already to enjoy a stack of buttery pancakes.   Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon...

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Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion diced 2 cloves garlic minced 1 lb ground beef 1 small zucchini diced 1 cup crushed tomatoes Salt and pepper 1 small cauliflower cut into florets 2 tbsp butter 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup shr...

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Gingered Loquat French Toast

Ingredients: 1 medium day-old baguette, thickly sliced 1 1/2 cups soy/almond/dairy milk 3 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tbsp honey Gingered Loquats   Gingered Loquats 1 cup (about 7-...

Where to Eat

Where to Eat: Port O Call

Boasting five-star continental cuisine and over 220 brands of wines, Port O Call is an oasis amid Hamilton’s bustling shops and offices. Located right on Front Street, the restaurant’s entrance offers a prime view of the busy sidewalk and pa...

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Loquat Banana Bread

Ingredients: 6 eggs ¾ cup heavy cream ¾ cup vegetable oil 2½ cups all purpose flour 3 tbsp baking powder ½ cup hazelnut flour 16 ripe Bermuda bananas or 10 regular bananas 1 cup of loquat purée 4 cups sugar a pinch of salt dashes ...

Sarah Wight

Salty Chocolate Truffles

Valentine’s Day has come and gone but around here we eat good quality dark chocolate year round, so this recipe really isn’t that late after all. We served a variation of these at a cooking class last year and they were a huge hit, and I’v...