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Eric Akis: Make your own version of Latvian meatball soup

Eric Akis: Make your own version of Latvian meatball soup

Basically, Frikadelle requires stock or water, vegetable and meat, so you can vary the ingredient list to suit your taste
Eric Akis: Get out the baking dishes for these French-style eggs

Eric Akis: Get out the baking dishes for these French-style eggs

Serve this dish with toast for breakfast, brunch, lunch or even dinner
Eric Akis: Plum sauce infuses pork cutlets with Asian flavour

Eric Akis: Plum sauce infuses pork cutlets with Asian flavour

Take advantage of in-season prune plums to create sauce that works well with many dishes
Eric Akis: Try your summer cheeseburger without the bun, for tasty change

Eric Akis: Try your summer cheeseburger without the bun, for tasty change

Cheeseburger salad bowls have lots of flavour, without the bun
Eric Akis: Roma tomato sauce pairs well with halibut and pasta

Eric Akis: Roma tomato sauce pairs well with halibut and pasta

Easy-to-bake halibut plated and topped with a robust tasting, Mediterranean-style sauce made with fresh tomatoes and rich with olive, capers and garlic.
Eric Akis: Mediterranean appetizer can be a snack or a meal

Eric Akis: Mediterranean appetizer can be a snack or a meal

Meze, also spelled mezze, are small plates, bowls and bites of food. If you serve enough together, you should have enough food to call it dinner.
Eric Akis: Fresh blackberry sauce tops a summer ice-cream treat

Eric Akis: Fresh blackberry sauce tops a summer ice-cream treat

This ice-cream sundae features blackberry sauce with balsamic vinegar for extra zing.
Eric Akis: Fresh summer vegetables make a hearty soup

Eric Akis: Fresh summer vegetables make a hearty soup

If you want a soup stocked with a mix of at-their-freshest local vegetables, now is the best time of year to make a pot of it.
Eric Akis: Samfaina sauce adds Spanish flair to chicken dish

Eric Akis: Samfaina sauce adds Spanish flair to chicken dish

Use chicken and fresh tomatoes, eggplant, onions, zucchini, garlic and peppers to make samfaina — the Catalan version of ratatouille.
Eric Akis: Flourless cake an almond spice delight with ice cream

Eric Akis: Flourless cake an almond spice delight with ice cream

This light-in-texture cake is rich in almonds and made without wheat flour and accented with three types of ground spice — cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.