blanched spinach dressed in sesame sauce
Domestic

Japanese Spinach Goma-ae

This healthy spinach side dish has a sweet, nutty flavour and goes with pretty much any meal. It is particularly well-suited as a sushi side dish.

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pan seared maitake mushroom in soba broth
Foraged Foods

Kake Soba with Pan Seared Maitake Mushrooms

Kake Soba is a basic Japanese recipe for soy, mirin, and dashi broth poured over cooked soba noodles. In this recipe, lightly inspired by a Bon Appétit recipe, the broth gets simplified and the soup is topped with crispy and meaty Maitake mushrooms and an assortment of crunchy and spicy accoutrements.

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two arancini balls in a bed of red tomato sauce and sprinkled with parmesan
Domestic

Leftover Risotto Arancini

Leftover risotto is never as good the next day. All the work you put into it to make it creamy, silky, and luscious is lost. Luckily leftover risotto has the perfect texture for making arancini!

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Bowl full of rice vermicelli noodles and colourful vegetables herbs and edible flowers
Foraged Foods

Vietnamese Bún with Puffball Mushroom

Bún is a traditional Vietnamese dish of rice vermicelli noodles topped with meat, veggies, and sometimes chopped spring rolls. It is served with nước chấm, a bracing sauce made primarily of fish sauce.

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braised red cabbage and apple with a sprig of parsley on top
Domestic

Braised Red Cabbage with Apple

This braised red cabbage and apple dish is known as rodekool met appel in Dutch and is traditionally served with stewed meats, and is simultaneously sweet and tart.

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4 jars of diced tomatoes
Cooking skills

How to Can Diced Tomatoes for the Freezer

This easy instructional will show you how to preserve your summer bounty of tomatoes into a useful product you can use later. You’ll be thanking your past-self for the work done when you pop open a jar in February and feel the summer sunshine cascading out!

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french style baguette
Baking

Garlic and Rosemary Baguette

The addition of garlic and rosemary makes this bread extra delicious! Serve with charcuterie, as a sandwich, or on its own slathered with some good quality butter.

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mashed potatoes mixed with green kale, with braised red cabbage and a smoked sausage on top
Domestic

Dutch-Style Stamppot

Stamppot is the blanket term for mashed vegetables in the Netherlands. It is also their national dish! This stamppot is made with green curly kale, or boerenkool, and is served with a Dutch smoked sausage (rookworst or metworst).

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grilled slices of puffball mushroom coated in za'atar spice on a blue plate
Foraged Foods

Smoked Za’atar Puffball Mushroom

Manakish is a Levantine dish consisting of pita bread, slathered in za’atar, cheese, or minced meat and baked, almost like an Arabic pizza. Giving puffball mushrooms a similar treatment makes for seasoned crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside deliciousness!

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chicken and rice soup sprinkled with dill
Domestic

Greek Avgolemono Soup (The Quick and Easy Version)

This soup relies on easy, store-bought ingredients and/or leftovers to make your life easier! Greek avgolemono soup uses a tempered egg and lemon mixture to flavour chicken, rice, and broth, to create a silky, creamy and uniquely flavoured broth.

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