Cooking with Joan Roca

Smoked Sea Bass with Apple Acid and Vanilla Oil Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients: Sauce: 1 vacuum bag Extra-virgin olive oil 4 vanilla beans 2 Granny Smith apples For Sea Bass: 1 vacuum bag 4 pieces sea bass Salt 2 Tablespoons smoked olive oil Method:For Sauce:In a vacuum bag, seal the oil with the vanilla and cookContinue reading “Cooking with Joan Roca”

Saint of the Day – June 15

MARGUERITE d’YOUVILLE, the first native Canadian to be elevated to sainthood, was born October 15, 1701 at Varennes, Quebec. She was the eldest of six children born to Christophe Dufrost de Lajemmerais and Marie-Renée Gaultier. Her father died when she was seven years old leaving this family of six in great poverty. It was onlyContinue reading “Saint of the Day – June 15”

Cooking with Jamie Oliver

Marinated Grilled salmon Ingredients 2 sticks of fresh lemongrass 1 bunch of fresh coriander , (30g) 5cm piece of fresh ginger 4 cloves of garlic ½ x small bottle of low-salt dark soy sauce 1 large salmon fillet , (about 1kg) 4 tablespoons honey 2 red chillies 4 spring onions 2 limes Method Bash upContinue reading “Cooking with Jamie Oliver”

Food, Art, Flavour – Jamie Oliver

James Trevor “Jamie” Oliver, born on 27 May 1975, is a British chef and restaurateur. He is known for his approachable cuisine, which has led him to front numerous television shows and open many restaurants. Born and raised in Clavering, Essex, he was educated in London before joining Antonio Carluccio’s Neal Street restaurant as aContinue reading “Food, Art, Flavour – Jamie Oliver”

Comic Strip : Tintin : Book 8

King Ottokar’s Sceptre is the eighth book in  The Adventures of Tintin series, comprisingof 24 comics created by the Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, who wrote under the pen name Hergé. The series was one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century. Tintin is the titular protagonist of The Adventures of Tintin, theContinue reading “Comic Strip : Tintin : Book 8”

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