Author: Gail Rast

Recipe: Strawberry Ricotta Cheesecake
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Recipe: Strawberry Ricotta Cheesecake

It’s strawberry season, and this season is a particularly good one so I thought it was about time I shared this delectable recipe.  I created this recipe a number of years ago and it is still one of my favourite desserts. It is always a big hit in my cooking classes, and my students are amazed…

Recipe Beef Bourguignon
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Recipe Beef Bourguignon

This Retro classic still has a place on the dinner party table after all these years, especially on a chilly winter’s night. My version is full-flavoured and fuss-free, and can be fully prepared in advance, requiring only reheating at serving time.

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte
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Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte

This dessert is my idea of decadence – a truly delicious dessert. Due to the ridiculously high fat and sugar content it’s not something I make on a regular basis, but because it’s Easter all bets are off with calorie counting and a few indulgent treats are on the menu.  Besides, anything is always better for…

Recipe: Thai Beef Salad
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Recipe: Thai Beef Salad

Who doesn’t love Thai food, with its beautiful balance of sweet, sour, salty and spicy flavours?  This refreshing but substantial salad ticks all the boxes, and is a perfect meal for this time of the year when the temperature and humidity levels are high. I make this dish at our popular Easy Asian Dinner Party…

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