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  • MARINATED SHISH KEBABS WITH A CREAMY LEMON MUSTARD SAUCE MARINATED SHISH KEBABS WITH A CREAMY LEMON MUSTARD SAUCEThis was a flavorful packed meal.  Having said that, with our relatively new experience with BBQ'ing (is that a word?) we did learn for this dish, to cook the kebabs on high heat for 5 minutes per side...not 8.  Nevertheless the flavors were there in a big way! Both the vegetables and the beef really picked ...
  • EASY ELEGANCE FROM FABULOUS FAIRHOLME - A COOK BOOK REVIEW EASY ELEGANCE FROM FABULOUS FAIRHOLME - A COOK BOOK REVIEWRecently, I received this gorgeous cook book - Easy Elegance from Fabulous Fairholm, written by Sylvia Main.  Sylvia has a most beautiful Inn - Fairholme Manor located in the "Rockland - Fairfield" district of Victoria B.C.  Not only is her Inn one of the best rated Inn Bed and Breakfast vacation destinations in our City, ...
  • MARINATED GRILLED PORK CHOPS WITH A COMPOUND BUTTER AND A GREEK VINAIGRETTE MARINATED GRILLED PORK CHOPS WITH A COMPOUND BUTTER AND A GREEK VINAIGRETTEMercy...this was heaven on a plate.  Seriously, seriously supreme deliciousness happening here. Recently, I met a lovely woman who mentioned she was getting ready to harvest her garlic, and would I like to buy some?  Oh yes indeed!  Just check this out: In my world this is a thing of true beauty.  Then this kind lady also ...
  • TOMATO CHIPOTLE FLANK STEAK OVER LEMON GARLIC SWISS CHARD TOMATO CHIPOTLE FLANK STEAK OVER LEMON GARLIC SWISS CHARDFresh organic Swiss Chard - simply delicious.  Add a marinated Flank Steak on top - heaven.  This was market bought Swiss Chard, as mine are still very small. This has been a very strange summer.  It was a very cool spring and a very late start to the summer.  We even had one full day and ...
  • A SUMMER FRITTATA AND A DEAR HUSBAND A SUMMER FRITTATA  AND A DEAR HUSBANDIf you read my blog, you know I am all about fresh local ingredients.  Whatever I can not grow myself, we then shop at our local Farmer's Market just down the street.  I live for summer and fresh ingredients - nothing makes me happier. Lately, much of my work has been Friday through to Sunday which ...
  • SLOW COOKER SWISS STEAK SLOW COOKER SWISS STEAKKnowing I was going to be busy the following day at work, I decided to attempt my second slow cooker meal:  Swiss Steak.  In the afternoon, (so the day before), I made a dry rub for the steaks to marinate in the refrigerator until the following morning - about 12 hours. Then I prepared all of ...
  • MARINATED BACON WRAPPED STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS MARINATED BACON WRAPPED STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTSWe love stuffed Chicken Breasts in this household.  This recipe is really a "take" on all of my stuffed Chicken Breasts - just a different and yummy version. In this recipe I used fresh Lambs Quarter, but spinach or kale would work wonderfully too. 2 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts - pounded out to 1/2 inch thickness ...
  • A FEW IDEAS USING GARLIC SCAPE PESTO A FEW IDEAS USING GARLIC SCAPE PESTOWe are in love with this new Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe.  I can't wait to get back to the Farmer's Market to get more of these delicious garlic scapes.  It is a short window, so I am hoping there will still be some available.  First we had the Marinated Chicken dinner with this Pesto served ...
  • GARLIC SCAPE PESTO GARLIC SCAPE PESTOWe have fresh Garlic Scapes at our local farmers market - time to make Garlic Scape Pesto - yum!  I have used Garlic Scapes fresh in a salad and stir fries, so I thought it would make a fabulous Pesto - and yes it does! This is a picture that makes me a very happy girl: I ...
  • HOMEMADE CROCK POT PORK AND BEANS HOMEMADE CROCK POT PORK AND BEANSDo you have success cooking with a Slow Cooker/Crock Pot?  I never have - ever.  I suspect the reason for this was:  too much liquid?  overcooking?  not enough flavors/seasonings? Probably all of these reasons. On a recent grocery shopping day, I passed by a Garage Sale and decided to stop by.  Looking at this crock pot ...
  • A HEALTHY RICE AND BEEF CASSEROLE A HEALTHY RICE AND BEEF CASSEROLEMy garden is exploding with Lambs quarter or as some call it:  a weed, or poor man's spinach.  Whatever you like to call it is okay by me - I love this healthy green. Late May and June are the best months in my region to harvest young fresh Lambs Quarter Greens.  Although having said ...
  • CREAMY CHICKEN TOMATO PASTA CREAMY CHICKEN TOMATO PASTAThis was super quick, easy and tasty.  This is one of those meals to make when you don't feel like cooking.  It does help to have some leftover roasted chicken, and SCD cream made  (I always make a big batch, some for sweet whipped cream, and some for savory dishes like this one).  I am ...
  • BAKED COD IN A TOMATO BASIL FENNEL SAUCE BAKED COD IN A TOMATO BASIL FENNEL SAUCEThis may well be my most FAVORITE white fish recipe ever...so so good.  So delicious, I would love to make it at least once a week.  However, after reading this information, we discovered Cod is on the endangered species list. I received an education this week about our Canadian Coastal Cod.  Naturally it is wild, I ...
  • CHIMICHURRI STEAK WRAP CHIMICHURRI STEAK WRAPWhen will I learn?  Every time I buy a flank steak, they are always 1 1/2 - 2 lb. in size.  That is way way too much steak for two people.  It finally dawned on me tonight....Dawwww....to cut the steak in half and freeze the other half, dang! I made a dry rubbed flank steak, which ...
  • FRIED CHICKEN IN A CREAMY DIJON SAUCE FRIED CHICKEN IN A CREAMY DIJON SAUCEHere we are at the beginning of June.  It is cold out...I want to put the heat on, but honestly?  I can't do it, so an extra sweater it will be.  The gardens are 5-6 weeks behind - it has been a very cool May and so far June.  This will be our 8th year ...
  • A VEGETARIAN FEAST AND GUEST POST A VEGETARIAN FEAST AND GUEST POSTWe have had the lovely pleasure of a visit from our son Jarrod and his wife Anook visiting from Montreal.  We have been visiting, beach walking, and most happily feasting!  The first night we had my Vegetarian Lasagna with a garden salad.  Then the next day we pulled out the BBQ for Organic Cheese Burgers ...
  • BEEF BOURGUIGNON BEEF BOURGUIGNONUsually with any stew I make, I load it with lots of vegetables. In this dish, the vegetables were served on the side.  If Beef or Chicken is used, normally I like to cook with wine in the dish.  It lends such a richness to the gravy, and tenderizes the meat as well. Traditionally Beef ...
  • CHICKEN GINGER VEGETABLE STIR FRY CHICKEN GINGER VEGETABLE STIR FRYThis was such a quick and easy meal to put together.  It helps if you have leftover roasted chicken, and leftover cooked rice.  Why do I never have this kind of meal on hand when I have my busiest days??  I must keep reminding myself to plan ahead and get more organized.  Maybe one day ...
  • NOT YOUR EVERY DAY HAMBURGER HELPER NOT YOUR EVERY DAY HAMBURGER HELPERWell....when this recipe first began, I certainly did not expect this dish.  No, absolutely not.  It all started with the beginning of a simple Marinara Sauce.  Then work intervened.  The Marinara went into the fridge. Then began the lean ground beef and cheese mixture...still not sure where this was going to go.  Then the now forgotten ...
  • THAI BEEF CURRY THAI BEEF CURRYThis was a dish that was inspired by Jamie's Meals In Minutes.  Jamie's dish was made with chicken which would be wonderful here.  I took a few hints from his recipe and came up with my own. Now as much as I love Jamie -  and yes I so do, he uses very hot peppers.  ...
  • ALMOND HERB PARMESAN CHICKEN - GF I have been trying different ways to use Kefir milk....this one is a winner.  I have marinated chicken in non-dairy milk with vinegar before and it was delicious.  Kefir milk takes this to a whole new level.  If you have Kefir milk - give it a try, you won't be disappointed!  This recipe is also ...
  • CAESAR STEAK SANDWICH CAESAR STEAK SANDWICHWhile we have been waiting for our new stove to be delivered, my DH has been head chef manning the BBQ these past few days.  Thankfully, we have still been having some great food. Grilled chicken with BBQ baked potatoes and salad, Grilled Burgers, and this tasty Grilled Steak Sandwich. This is not a recipe, ...
  • GLUTEN FREE THAI CURRY MARINATED PORK TENDERLOIN GLUTEN FREE THAI CURRY MARINATED PORK TENDERLOINThis was one juicy, flavorful Pork Tenderloin.  Although, I was pretty sure it would turn into a hardened piece of leather!  My oven DIED!  Dang!  It has always been a finicky oven - it always seemed to fluctuate in temperature, never being consistent.  Well tonight, it finally died it's slow death. Normally, a 1 lb. pork ...
  • CURRIED SALMON BURGERS WITH A CURRY YOGURT SAUCE CURRIED SALMON BURGERS WITH A CURRY YOGURT SAUCEIf you follow my blog, you know from time to time I become a "Curry Freak".  It's true.  Usually, it happens right out of the blue, with no warning, then next thing you know?  My kitchen is a disaster zone, but we do indeed sit down to a lovely, heavenly Curry Meal. I asked my DH..."was ...
  • A FESTIVE SPROUTED THREE BEAN VEGETABLE RICE SALAD/GLUTEN FREE/VEGETARIAN A FESTIVE SPROUTED THREE BEAN VEGETABLE RICE SALAD/GLUTEN FREE/VEGETARIANThis is one of those salads that is great for a pot luck, or served for lunch or dinner or as a side dish.  A hearty vegetarian dish that is fresh and delicious too.  Originally I was going to make a vegetarian lettuce wrap, but ended up putting it all together - so good.  I ...
  • PARMIGIANO REGIANO PASTA WITH ITALIAN SAUSAGE PARMIGIANO REGIANO PASTA WITH ITALIAN SAUSAGE This was a good way to use Italian Sausages.  And what is not to love about Parmigiano Regiano Cheese.  I may have mentioned in previous posts, we have a lovely market that sells delicious Gluten Free Sausages, of all kinds.  What I did do, was to remove the meat from the casings.  A nice change ...
  • BACON WRAPPED APPLE SAGE STUFFED PORK TENDERLOIN - PASSING ON SOME LOVE BACON WRAPPED APPLE SAGE STUFFED PORK TENDERLOIN - PASSING ON SOME LOVEThis is a post I want to dedicate to Sophie...her blog is Sophie's Foodie Files.  Sophie is such a delight, a warm and loving soul.  When I read Sophie's posts, she puts a smile on my face, you can not help but love her.  (p.s. dear Sophie:  Happy Birthday to you!  April 7/2012,)  She recently ...
  • CHINESE ALMOND CHICKEN CHINESE ALMOND CHICKENYes, I know, another chicken recipe.  I seem to have a gazillion of them. Well....here we go again. Remember when I made my Chicken Chow Mein and I said I would make Almond Chicken?  This is it. A word please.  I always like to be conscientious when it comes to "frying" food.  For me, it is a ...
  • GREEK CHICKEN KABOBS WITH ERIN'S GLUTEN FREE FLATBREAD GREEK CHICKEN KABOBS WITH ERIN'S GLUTEN FREE FLATBREADHave you seen Erin's Indian Fry Navajo flat bread recipe?  Mercy!  This was so so delicious.  When I first saw Erin's recipe - I immediately wanted a Greek Style Chicken Kabob.  For this wonderful flat bread recipe please check Erin's post at My Asperger Girls Adventures - it does not disappoint. I did not have Buckwheat ...
  • A SAVORY TURKEY MEATLOAF A SAVORY TURKEY MEATLOAF(Ooops, I forgot to mention, that this recipe is a part of Allergy Free Wednesdays - click on the side tab to see great recipes for the week! ) We have recently found a new Butcher, who offers Hormone/Antibiotic Free Range Ground Turkey.  We have not had it in over a year now, so it ...
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