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Cook with Brooke: Lobster Cottage Special

My mom’s side of the family is from Nova Scotia, Canada. They are what we call Maritimers. And they have profound love of lobster. Every summer, my grandparents would come back from their holidays in Atlantic Canada, and bring with them a load of fresh lobsters. They would gather around the table and ravage these poor crustaceans like savages, leaving no shell untouched. Needless to say, we still consider lobster a…

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Cook with Brooke: Lemon & Rosemary Chicken

Roast chicken is by far the easiest, most satisfactory meal you can make. I spatchcock the chicken in order to reduce the cooking time and to make sure all sides of the bird crisp-up nicely. You could, however, leave the roast entirely in-tact. I also love the flavour combinations of lemon and rosemary. But if you didn’t have any of these ingredients on hand, you could simply use salt, pepper…

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Cook with Brooke: Roasted tomato pasta

I love to make this dish when I’m really lazy and don’t have a lot of time on hand. It’s perfect for an end-of-week dinner, when you get home from work and are absolutely ravishing. I made it here with a couple of bunches of on-the-vine cherry tomatoes, because that’s what I had on hand. If I was a bit more organised I would have doubled the amount of tomatoes…

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Cook with Brooke: Poutine 4 ways

Poutine – a classic, French Canadian dish recognisable world over. Made from chips or fries, cheese curd, and dark brown gravy, we Canadians go crazy for it. Though it’s often regarded as a no frills dish, frois gras, duck confit and pulled pork are just some of the niceties that are being added to this classic in recent years. This recipe is a pretty simple version. But if you have those extras…

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Cook with Brooke: How to make a chocolate soufflé

The last time I uploaded a ‘Cook with Brooke’ video to Facebook, my lovely friend Caroline requested that I make a soufflé. Chocolate or cheese? It didn’t matter to her. The thing is, I’ve never made a soufflé before. But there comes a time when you’ve spent so much time in the kitchen, that your confidence is strong enough to tackle any culinary challenge. So I did what I normally…

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How to cook a filet mignon roast (with simple salad)

I’m trying something new today folks. Instead of my usual daily content, I decided it was time to test out the waters of YouTube. I couldn’t think of a better way than with homemade cooking videos.   I recorded this video back in January right after the holidays. And by “I” what I really mean is Mark. I’m lucky that he’s so supportive. Whenever I have an idea he jumps at the chance…

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