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Hello to all you gentle readers. Silver Blue, Jonathan Everyday, The Wannabe Gourmet…all in one wrapper, John Barker. After a far-too-long sabbatical, I have returned…hoping to share lower fat, taste enhanced recipes with you.


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Submitted by on October 11, 2008 – 6:14 pmOne Comment
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Hi there everyone! Jonathan here again. I hope that you’re finding some recipes that are useful or that inspire you to make your own masterpieces.

A few things that I’ve learned over my years in the kitchen that I thought I’d share with you:

First, always make the recipe the way it’s written unless you have a food allergy. This will give you a starting point as to how the food should look, taste, feel, smell, etc.

Secondly, when making the recipe again, make it your own. Don’t be afraid to alter spices, ingredients. By putting your own signature on it, you might just make a new family favourite.

Lastly, don’t attempt to take short cuts. Sure, using storebought pie crust is okay, but using canned mushrooms instead of sautéed mushrooms not only alters the flavour, but the texture as well of your completed dish.

The most important thing? HAVE FUN! Cooking shouldn’t be chore-like. You should always strive, regardless of the situation, to enjoy every step of preparation.


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  • Renee Carnell says:

    Hi, John.

    It’s me…Renee….from Uno. Thanks for letting me know about your site. Like I said, I hate cooking. But my family doesn’t seem to mind my cooking so maybe I’ll try one of your recipes.

    Take Care

    Renee (The Queen) LOL

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