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American Recipes Side Dish

Classic Roast Vegetables

This savoury side dish of potatoes, carrots and turnips roasted with onions, celery and rosemary in a broth goes really well with roasted or grilled meats.

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Canadian Precooked Ingredients Recipes Side Dish Vegetarian

Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme Stuffing

This oven baked stuffing recipe goes well with roast chicken. Cook it in the oven alongside your chicken and you have the perfect companion for a fall or winter meal. This past fall, I visited the early 18th century windmill at Pointe du Moulin just west of Montreal and it made me appreciate how our…

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French Recipes Side Dish

Roast Potatoes with Mirepoix

This dish makes a great side for roast beef or grilled lamb. Mirepoix is a popular flavour enhancer used in French cuisine. Normally, onion, carrot and celery are used but variations using other aromatic vegetables like garlic, mushrooms and sweet peppers are common in other cuisines. You’ll get the best results if you use an…

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Featured Recipe Irish Recipes Soup

Leek & Potato Soup

When leeks come into season in the fall, you’ll generally find them at their freshest and cheapest.  With the cooler weather, most appetites will welcome a hearty soup like this popular Irish delight. Leeks have to be thoroughly rinsed to remove the grit that can get between the layers of the bulb. I chop off…

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American Recipes Side Dish

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Want to add some pizzazz to those boring mashed potatoes. Garlic lovers can’t resist this combination, accented with tidbits of toasted garlic and nicely balanced with sour cream and parsley.

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Irish Recipes Side Dish

Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese

There is surely no vegetable as versatile as the humble spud.  In Ireland, where you’ll find Tayto Park, a theme park devoted to them and even a national potato day celebrating them, you’ll find potatoes in 97% of households.  So for a nation whose diet includes potatoes regularly, creative cooks have come up with lots…

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Canadian Recipes Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet and white potatoes are combined in this summertime side dish.