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Super Simple Green Beans

Green beans have a special spot at the table, as celebrated by Karen Anderson. These slender, vibrant pods, when prepared to perfection, epitomize the ideal side. A modest vegetable with the power to elevate any Thanksgiving feast. From their satisfying crunch to their earthy, fresh taste, these little green wonders are the perfect simple side. … Continued

The Fluffiest Mashed Potatoes Recipe

To achieve fluffy mashed potatoes you need to start with the right potatoes. Choose russets or Yukon Gold. Avoid waterlogging them: No sitting overnight in water, prepped and waiting to be cooked. No leaving them cooked and sitting in water, waiting to be mashed. Fluffy Mashed Potatoes INGREDIENTS 5 lb starchy potatoes (russet, Yukon Gold, … Continued

The Best Not Lipton Onion Dip Recipe

Remember that classic onion dip from the Lipton onion soup mix days? Weren’t those the best? You know, the one we’d whip up with sour cream for some serious chip-dipping action? Well, here’s a modern twist on that beloved classic from Renée Kohlman‘s cookbook Vegetables: A Love Story. Her dip takes the flavours of real … Continued

Ultimate Spinach Artichoke Dip with Cream Cheese

Ultimate Girl Dinner? Some artichoke dip, and maybe a little cannabis. The latter is up to you–your body, your choice. Creamy, cheesy, and downright addictive, this dip will have you coming back for seconds (and thirds). Spinach Artichoke Dip INGREDIENTS ½ box (150 g) frozen spinach, thawed and drained ½ box (125 g; 4 oz) … Continued

Quick Samosa Recipe

Ye Misir Sambusa (Ethiopian Lentil Samosa) Serves 4–6 Craving a delicious snack? Look no further than this quick samosa recipe! We’ve got a fantastic Ye Misir Sambusa (Ethiopian Lentil Samosa) recipe, that’s featured on CBC, from Luladey Moges’s cookbook, Enebla: Recipes from an Ethiopian Kitchen. These vegetarian lentil samosas are like a taste of Ethiopia … Continued

Simple Mixed Greens Salad and Dressing

Elevate your meals with this easy-to-make Mixed Greens Salad with Local Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette, inspired by Karen Anderson’s cookbook, Eat Alberta First. This versatile side salad combines the crisp freshness of mixed greens with a rich vinaigrette featuring local honey and zesty mustard. Whether you’re hosting a special occasion or adding flair to your daily meals, … Continued

Easy Greek Lemon Potatoes

Potatoes with Lemon and Oregano Looking for a straightforward and tasty Greek lemon potato recipe? You’re in the right place! This step-by-step guide will show you how to create a delectable side dish inspired by Kathy Tsaples’s Sweet Greek cookbook. Enjoy the mouthwatering flavors of the Mediterranean with this hassle-free recipe. INGREDIENTS 2 ¼–4 ½ … Continued

Best Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

Wondering how to cook a turkey in the oven and keep it moist? Karen Anderson, owner of Alberta Food Tours, has some great fail-proof, beginner techniques to help you roast that perfect turkey, with a simple and delicious gravy from her new cookbook, Eat Alberta First. Always brine the turkey. Brining a turkey is easy, … Continued

5-ingredient Baked Brie Recipe

Simple Baked Brie Recipe As the leaves turn brilliant shades of red and gold, and the crisp autumn air beckons cozy gatherings, it’s the perfect time to indulge in comforting dishes that warm the soul. One such delight is the ever-popular baked brie, a decadent treat that embodies the essence of fall. Imagine a wheel … Continued

Victoria Book Prize Announces 2023 Finalist Robert Amos

VICTORIA, BC — TouchWood Editions is pleased to announce that E. J. Hughes: Canadian War Artist by official Hughes biographer Robert Amos is a finalist for the 2023 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. Now in its 20th year, the prize is awarded to a Greater Victoria author for the best published book of fiction, … Continued

Pan Con Tomate is the Perfect Summer Meal

Tomato Bread – Pan con Tomate, is a cherished dish originating from Catalonia, Spain, and is celebrated for its remarkable simplicity and robust flavours. And, you only need three ingredients: homegrown or market-fresh tomatoes at the peak of ripeness, fresh bakery bread (I like a hearty sourdough for this), and the best extra virgin olive … Continued

Try this recipe for Ethiopian Tomato Salad – Timatim

Enjoy this recipe for Timatim, a quick and easy salad that will pair well with any main dish. The summer ripe tomatoes are especially useful when paired with a spicy main dish. Author of Enebla: Recipes from an Ethiopian Kitchen Lula Moges’ brother loves the basic tomato version, but she herself loves adding lettuce and … Continued