Author Archive: Dr. Smiter

“How are you doing, Mrs March?”

When I moved to Toronto to attend university, my first summer job was in the box office of a big theatre. About once a week, usually at lunchtime, a woman named Mrs March would come in to pick up a batch of tickets. We all dreaded her arrival and would scramble NOT to be at …

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Chef Smiter’s “Clean out the fridge” frittata

This is one of those things that I make every couple of weeks or so when I look in the fridge and realize I’ve got little odds & ends of things, little containers of this & that, and am stuck on what to make for dinner. The recipe & instructions are below — just scroll …

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The long-lost cousin surprise

  When I was a kid, my best friend was a boy called Scott. From the age of about 4 on, we did almost everything together: riding bikes, fishing, hunting for bugs and bats, building forts in the huge field behind his house, and constructing elaborate bear traps. (The only — and best, and cutest — …

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The Cheap-Ass Gourmet: Steel-cut Oats, Smiter Style

Steel-cut oats seem to be all the rage right now: they’re tasty and nutritious and they stick to the ribs in the way that, say, Cocoa Puffs don’t. Trouble is, they take forever to make. I don’t know about you, but if I have to wait 45 minutes before tucking into my breakfast, someone’s gonna get …

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