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The working title for Carolyne’s Gourmet Recipes cookbook is From Lady Ralston’s Kitchen: A Canadian Contessa Cooks. This kitchen-friendly doyenne has been honoured and referred to as the grande dame of executive real estate in her market area during her 35-year career. She taught gourmet cooking in the mid-70s and wrote a weekly newspaper cooking column, long before gourmet was popular as it is today. Her ebook, Gourmet Cooking - at Home with Carolyne is available here for $5.99 US. Email Carolyne. Scroll down to the comments at each recipe column. Carolyne often adds complimentary "From Lady Ralston's Kitchen" additional recipes in the Recipes for Realtors Comments section at REM.
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Recipes for Realtors: Bread and Butter Pickles Sandwich

Homemade bread and butter pickles were lined up on a salted butter spread on white Wonder Bread after the Second World War.

Recipes for Realtors: In the po’boy fashion

If there were a po’boy season this would be in season, but since there isn’t, this mouth-watering combination could be in fashion all year...

Recipes for Realtors: Raisin Rum Date Special Ice Cream (drink your ice cream)

Drink your ice cream. We call it an adult milkshake. No ice cream maker? No problem. On the patio or at the dining room table for guests or family, this adult treat might be a surprise.

Recipes for Realtors: Maple syrup sour cream tortillas

Oh, my! Your taste buds will appreciate this unusual combination. A perfect guest nibbles brunch or a midnight snack to end a celebration feast, if you operate a bed and breakfast.

Recipes for Realtors: Parmesan lacy tuile basket nests

The tuile parmesan lacy basket nests can be made ahead of time, but they are at their best crunchy bite when draped to shape and immediately filled with whatever suits your fancy.

Recipes for Realtors: Posh knishes and nosh

Also savoury pithiviers; sweet potato pancakes with dates, figs and maple syrup; and sautéed figs in cognac cream.

Recipes for Realtors: Duckalicious cigars — an unusual filo treat

Shred a pan-fried duck breast that you removed from the heat when just barely done, using two long-tined forks. Let rest and cool so you can handle.

Recipes for Realtors: Sweet potato rosti and beer braised kale

Another wonderful amuse bouche. Wow! Something from almost nothing. Nothing goes to waste in my kitchen.

Recipes for Realtors: Deep-fried vegetable salad

Deep-fried vegetable salad with roasted half-tomatoes – and some new ideas to prepare carrots.

Recipes for Realtors: Grapefruit carpaccio (and french toast)

And have you ever thought of cutting thick slices of fruitcake into cubes and roasting them in sizzling sweet homemade oven-roasted garlic purée butter?