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Chinese Hot and Sour SoupPho Bo (Vietnamese Beef [or pork, chicken] and Rice Noodle Soup)Host the best Holiday Potluck!Her Excellency, Sharon Johnston’s Christmas, Cinnamon BunsOn the Grill- Pork Chop Marinade

Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

Ingredients

8 Dried black mushrooms 16 Dried cloud ear mushrooms Boiling water as needed 2.5 L Chicken stock 250 g Lean pork, cut julienne 180 g Bamboo shoots, cut julienne 80 g Soy sauce 10 mL White pepper 120 mL Cornstarch 250 mL Cold water 90 mL Rice vinegar 10 mL Oriental sesame oil 2 Eggs, lightly beaten 1 Scallion, sliced thin 30 mL Cilantro, chopped 1. Place the two...
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Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef [or pork, chicken] and Rice Noodle Soup)

Ingredients

3 L Beef broth 12 slices Fresh ginger root 3 stalks Lemongrass, coarsely chopped 180 g Shallots, sliced thin 1 Cinnamon stick 90 mL Nuoc Nam (Vietnamese fish sauce) or nam pla (Thai fish sauce) T&T market Salt to taste 750 g Beef tenderloin or other tender beef steaks 750 g Rice sticks Garnishes, as desired: Shallots, sliced thin Mung bean sprouts Fresh mint leaves Fresh cilantro leaves Fresh...
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Host the best Holiday Potluck!

Best of Holiday 2014-01For some people, Christmas time brings visions of sugarplums. For the rest of us, it can bring a stocking full of anxiety – especially if you are expected to host the festive meal. Whether you are taking in a collection of stray friends...
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Her Excellency, Sharon Johnston’s Christmas, Cinnamon Buns

Her Excellency Sharon Johnston would like to share her favourite Christmas recipes with Canadian military families. Spiced beef and cinnamon buns are traditionally shared at their table over the holiday season. The cinnamon bun recipe is the same one Her Excellency used many years ago in Mount Tremblant, when she and her daughters sold buns out of the back of their station wagon to help the girls learn and appreciate the French language. She hopes you enjoy these recipes as much as her family does

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On the Grill- Pork Chop Marinade

Pork Chop Marinade 1/2 tsp. dreid oregano (or 1 tbsp fresh oregano) 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 garlic clove, crushed ot minced Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix. Marinade pork for at least one hour, or overnight n the fridge. Grill pork chops for about ten minutes on each side, or until well done. (May be...
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