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A couple nights ago I decided to try my hand at making French Onion Soup, a simple dish really, but I love it and have never had a chance to make it myself.  I had some leftover Veal Stock that FineDiner Eric had given me a while back, and I figured it would be perfect for this!

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oysters

So it’s quarter to twelve, my buddy Marc shows up with thirty or so east coast oysters. Actually from the Mallet Oyster company in New Brunswick, they were the St-Simon ones. One of his co-workers is from the east coast and has access to the supplier that ships them directly  to Ottawa. I love oysters, so we proceeded to shuck and eat a dozen RAW.  Marc suggested we cook the rest.
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Wine Marinated Braised Beef Shortribs (aka Dave's HAMMERED Beef Shortribs)

Second Time’s a charm?
So this is my second go-around with braised beef short ribs – I LOVE this dish.  Last time was great, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the ways I could improve on my first attempt, now that I had a bit of experience with braising and in particular with this cut of meat.

This time around, I had spent quite a bit more time reading up on braising and different recipes, plus I’d gotten a few more tips and tricks from FineDiner Eric, and I felt I was ready to jump back in and see if I couldn’t hit this one out of the park.

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Chorizo Stuffed, Bacon Wrapped, Pitted Dates
Chorizo Stuffed, Bacon Wrapped, Pitted Dates

The Recipe Box feature on FineDiners.ca features recently found recipes that have caught our eye from around the web.  Some we’ve tried, some we hope to try soon.