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Sweet and Sour Sauce
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A very good easy recipe. I did modify it, based on the comments of other reviewers, and I am glad I did. I did half white and half brown sugar, I used blended pineapple tidbits in their juices instead of water, I decreased the soya sauce by half and put 1/3 cup of ketchup. I also added a little ginger. I cooked all ingredients together first, before adding the corn starch, premixed with a little of the broth. Turned out very well, quite tasty.

Indian Cauliflower
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I really enjoyed this. A great way to cook a cauliflower. I did microwave the cauliflower for 5 minutes, and cut it up as suggested by others, and it cooked in about a half hour. I used fresh garlic as well, four cloves. Thank-you for this recipe, it is a keeper. If you don't have garam marsala, look on the net for an easy recipe combining spices like paprika, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, crumbled bay leaf, clove, etc. This is what I did, and it came out great. You don't have to heat or grind seeds of anything to make your own home-made substitution for garam masala, but it is a must for this recipe.

Budget Berry Jam
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Of course it's not the real thing, but for what it is, left over green tomatoes from the garden, it is fantastic. I used some in a berry vinaigrette for salad, and it was very good. My son enjoyed it very much as well, on bread as a jam. Thank-you for giving me a way to take something useless and make it into something usable.

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Lazy Perogies
Rating: Unrated
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I thought these were okay, a little bland, but okay. My husband wasn't fussy at all. In fact, he wondered why I even bothered, as the frozen-in-a-bag variety have more flavour. I'm giving it three stars because I think the idea is creative and that there is something to be had here, I'm just not sure what can be done to improve this recipe, but perhaps someone else can build it on to make it something a little more flavourful.

Harvest Salad
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I used what I had on hand: feta instead of blue cheese and mixed pecans and hazelnuts instead of walnuts, and mixed garden greens instead of spinach and it still came out fantastic. Also, as mentioned by another rater, I used the vinaigrette recipe for the strawberry and feta salad listed on here. I think this also added something.

Strawberry and Feta Salad
Rating: Unrated
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The dressing is to die for, and is now the basis of any berry vinaigrette I make.

Easy Lemon and Garlic Broccoli
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This is sooooooo gooooood. I threw some nuts (hazel and pecan) in for extra flavour, as I used this for a mine course, but honestly, I thought that the nuts dragged it down and that it would have been tastier without them. Definitely the way I will be doing broccoli as a side dish in the future.

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Bannock II
Rating: Unrated
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This is exactly the way to make perfect bread. I put mine in a square pan and it came out wonderful. I am guessing Mia is Nish, she knows what she is talking about! For people who are saying there isn't enough flour: you need to sprinkle more on your dough as you are kneading it, until you get the right consistency.

Cherry Crisp
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I made this today, and modified it as recommended by some other users: used one cup of flour, one cup of oatmeal, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, 3/4 cup of melted butter. I didn't have any nuts so I added a tsp of almond extract to the dry mix after the butter was mixed in. It gave it a very nice scent and a little extra flavour, and went well with the cherries. I didn't add the nutmeg or cinnamon, as I think these would be odd with the cherry flavour. Very easy and quick.