Category - Food


How to make a mojito

Nothing captures the true passion, culture and taste of Havana like the authentic Cuban Mojito. Ingredients 2 oz. Havana Club 3 Year Old Rum 1 oz. Simple Syrup ¾ oz. Lime Juice (half a lime) 2 Mint Sprigs 4 oz. of Sparkling Water Method In a tall glass, add 2 teaspoons of sugar, the juice […]


Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies

  A no-fail gluten-free version of a holiday classic. YIELD 18 cookies INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter (softened) 1/4 cup icing sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup white rice flour 1/2 cup corn starch 1/2 cup tapioca starch METHOD Whip or beat the butter until smooth. Then […]


Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

  A fool proof recipe to warm you up this winter. Ingredients  1.75 kg cooking onions, thinly sliced (about 14 cups) 3 tbsp butter, cubed 1/4 tsp salt 4 1/2 tsp all-purpose flour 3 tbsp vermouth, or dry white wine 900-mL carton beef broth 1/3 cup water 1 demi-baguette 1 tbsp butter, at room temperature […]


Recipe: Bats and Cobwebs

  The perfect dish for Halloween (or anytime). Ingredients: 1 (8 ounce) package farfalle (bow tie) pasta 1 pound ground beef 1 small onion, chopped (optional) 1 (28 ounce) jar pasta sauce 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Method Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees […]


European Food Destinations

  Did somebody say food?  An exploration of some of the top European food destinations. Paris French cuisine is rated as one of the world’s finest. So Paris is a foregone conclusion on any list of top food cities. French gastronomy is so revered that UNESCO has named it to the list of world intangible […]


Jamie Oliver’s Beef & Ale Stew

  Who can resist a hearty fall stew? Here is a great one from Jamie Oliver featuring Guinness. Ingredients 2 sticks of celery 2 medium onions 2 carrots olive oil 3 fresh or dried bay leaves 500 g quality diced stewing beef 500 ml ale, Guinness or stout 1 heaped tablespoon plain flour 1x 400 […]