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  • SAFFRON SMOKED PAPRIKA CHICKENSAFFRON SMOKED PAPRIKA CHICKEN
    Dang...this chicken was unbelievably flavorful and super tender.  Plus, this was such an easy dish to make too! I wish I had remembered to weigh the chicken breasts - they were quite large.  The larger one was devoured by my DH.  I could barely finish the smaller one, it was that big.  We had this chicken ...
  • PORK CHOPS IN A WILD MUSHROOM RED WINE SAUCEPORK CHOPS IN A WILD MUSHROOM RED WINE SAUCE
    Have you ever used wild dehydrated Mushrooms?  They are mighty delicious.  This was a blend of Morel, Shiitake, Porcini and Chanterelle dehydrated forest mushrooms.  We did have this sauce with lovely pork chops, but this recipe is really about the mushroom sauce, which would be exquisite with Lamb or Beef too! 2 bone in naturally raised ...
  • LEFTOVER'S EASY FRITATTALEFTOVER'S EASY FRITATTA
    Another egg dish but without the pastry - fritatta.  Basically, this was just made with leftovers.  Thank the heavens I had leftovers - it has been crazy busy in my neck of the woods.  I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner! Even if you did not have these leftovers they could easily be cooked ...
  • CARNIVAL SQUASH AND CHUNKY BEEF STEWCARNIVAL SQUASH AND CHUNKY BEEF STEW
    Have you ever had Carnival Squash?  Wow - so, so, so delicious!  Last year I tried Curry Squash, and thought I had died and gone to heaven.  This year, it's definitely Carnival Squash....sweet, nutty, full of flavor and texture.  I also realized I am a squash freak...who knew? After first tasting Curry Squash, I decided to ...
  • BAKED CHICKEN TAQUITTOS WITH CREAMY SALASA SAUCEBAKED CHICKEN TAQUITTOS WITH CREAMY SALASA SAUCE
    Years ago we used to go to this Mexican restaurant that served fabulous Chicken Taquitos.  After a time, I started getting sick.  It was not from cross contamination, thankfully, but it was from Industrialized chicken.   As a result, we have not had Chicken Taquitos for a long time now.  And, I no longer eat chicken ...
  • BANGERS AND MASHBANGERS AND MASH
    Merciful heaven! I have said this before on this blog....you need quality ingredients to cook a great meal.  Bangers and Mash you ask?  Ohhhh yeahhhh.  This meal was to die for. Years ago (too many to count) we went to a pub with a group of friends.  Everyone placed their orders - burgers, steak, fish and ...
  • BROCCOLI AND LEEK CHEDDAR SOUPBROCCOLI AND LEEK CHEDDAR SOUP
    This was the first time I have ever tasted Broccoli and Leak creamy soup.  No cream here, no milk here, just creamy, full flavor, deliciousness, worth devouring.  Especially if one has just had...ahem... a root canal - minus the Gluten Free Garlic Toast. Tasty and Hearty!  If you want a great Gluten Free French Bread ...
  • DANISH FRIKADELLER - CHICKEN STYLEDANISH FRIKADELLER - CHICKEN STYLE
    Well, my mom, and any other Danish person in the world out their would not, absolutely not, call this Frikadeller.  I did not know what else to call this dish.  Normally, Danish Frikadeller is made with ground beef, or a combination of ground beef and pork, or just ground pork.  I could not call this ...
  • AN EAST INDIAN DINNER FEASTAN EAST INDIAN DINNER FEAST
    Each year, I have an insatiable, almost unreasonable, craving for East Indian Curries.  It usually begins in the Fall, and continues on until early Spring....so that gives a good 5-8 curry dinners, at least.   Erin, of My Asperger Girls Adventures did this lovely post on Indian flat bread called Dosa's.  Once I saw that recipe, ...
  • HAM AND VEGETABLE GRATINHAM AND VEGETABLE GRATIN
    This is cozy up comfort food served along side mashed potatoes. It has been raining for three days straight now, we are back to "monsoon" weather.  On days like this, comfort food is what I look for.... For this dish, I used dried rub sage - if you have fresh all the better!  This dish would ...
  • GERMAN ROULADENGERMAN ROULADEN
    Before I get into this lovely recipe, I just had to post a picture of these gorgeous Calendula Flowers...in October?  I have never seen that before!  Usually, they are long gone by early September...our weather this year has been so strange.  Although, I must say, I appreciate the pretty color.... Onto the recipe.  This is my ...
  • A DELICIOUS RECIPE INSPIRATIONA DELICIOUS RECIPE INSPIRATION
    Have you ever wondered what is in a person's name?  Sometimes I think nothing...we are much more than our "names".  At other times, in this world, how do we Not identify with our names? Growing up, I was constantly called "Ina" as in Ina Garten, of the Bare Foot Contessa.  I hated it more than I ...
  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING CANADA!HAPPY THANKSGIVING CANADA!
    This Thanksgiving will be one with lots of food, shared with loved ones.  Monday, October 10th is Thanksgiving Day in Canada, it is also my sister Tia's birthday - Happy Birthday Tia - we love you!  (Tia and her family live in Calgary Alberta - and we do miss them!) This post is all about holiday ...
  • MEATBALLS IN DRUNKEN TOMATO SAUCE AND SPAGHETTI SQUASHMEATBALLS IN DRUNKEN TOMATO SAUCE AND SPAGHETTI SQUASH
    Well, you can tell from the title what went into this recipe!  I have never had spaghetti squash before, so decided it was time to try it with meatballs and tomato sauce.  A friend gave us this lovely spaghetti squash from his garden - so delicious, I was pleasantly surprised.  This is a delicious alternative ...
  • DIJON HERB BACON WRAPPED PORK TENDERLIONDIJON HERB BACON WRAPPED PORK TENDERLION
    Mercy!  A simple dish, so easy, and so delicious.  But then, anything wrapped in bacon has to be good right?  Not only was this hormone antiobiotic free, naturally raised pork, but so was the pig that the bacon came from.  Does not get any better than this, seriously, does not get better.  The flavor ...
  • CHILI CHEESE MEATOAFCHILI CHEESE MEATOAF
    We are still getting lovely sweet red peppers from the Farmer's Market, so I have been trying different recipes to use them up.  I took some tips from this meatloaf recipe, then added the other ingredients.  In this family, we are always game to try a new yummy meatloaf. There are just a few more Saturdays ...
  • GINGER LIME SESAME MARINADEGINGER LIME SESAME MARINADE
    I know this is yet another chicken recipe...I still have an abundance of them, but... I just had to share... Christmas came a wee bit early in this house the other day.  I am having a lot of fun with my new toy... I have been looking at this baby for about 3 years now, and finally ...
  • WARM CHICKEN SALADWARM CHICKEN SALAD
    Phew...it has been a few crazy, busy days...in fact, it has been a "whirlwind couple of days".  Sometimes you just have to go with the flow, and having an easy chicken salad worked for me this night.  I had previously made the dressing, and roasted the beets which made this dinner quick to put together. There ...
  • FETA HERB STUFFED PORK LOIN ROASTFETA HERB STUFFED PORK LOIN ROAST
    The flavors in this dish were seriously delicious. This is one of those recipes, that I will endevour to retain in my memory banks - somewhere.  Usually, when starting a new recipe, I just "wing" it.  But here is the thing, I don't remember them.  I want to, I tell myself to, but it does ...
  • CHICKEN BREASTS IN A CARMELIZED ONION HERB REDUCTION SAUCECHICKEN BREASTS IN A CARMELIZED ONION HERB REDUCTION SAUCE
    Here is yet another Chicken Recipe: Mercy.  This was mighty tasty.  However, I think I lost a few marbles on this recipe.  Seriously, not a hard thing for me to do these days.  I think I would forget my head if it were not screwed on!  I can not remember posting this recipe.  I have checked ...
  • CHICKEN RAGOUTCHICKEN RAGOUT
    In continuing my "chicken recipe week" this recipe is loosely based on the chicken dish I had made when we were away on our getaway weekend last spring.   A couple of differences, but so good!   This is also a great way to use up the end of summer zucchinis too. This recipe would work nicely ...
  • BALSAMIC ROSEMARY MARINADE FOR CHICKENBALSAMIC ROSEMARY MARINADE FOR CHICKEN
    With our final last days of warm, summer, (it could change at the drop of a hat!) we have been using the BBQ often, and having lots of salads and simple meals.  Although I do have one easy fancy dinner up my sleeve - a post for down the road.  I seem to have an ...
  • SHRIMP AND SCALLOP PASTA, IN A LEMON TARRAGONSAUCESHRIMP AND SCALLOP PASTA, IN A LEMON TARRAGONSAUCE
    Checking with The Flavor Bible – another recipe emerged. This book is such an inspiration.  I knew I wanted to use yogurt, and bacon, but combining the Tarragon, Dijon,  lemon, green onions, made this dish light and flavorful. 2 1/2 cups yogurt 4 slices, chopped bacon 1 large minced shallot 4 minced garlic cloves 1 Tblsp. Dijon mustard 1 large bay ...
  • SAVOURY ITALIAN CHICKEN STEWSAVOURY ITALIAN CHICKEN STEW
    I love seeing green and yellow beans, and zucchini from the garden!  As you can probably tell from my posts - they have been served every which way, in just about every meal we eat - we are loving it! Check out this fresh pic: I could not be more thrilled.  As I have mentioned before, this ...
  • EATING FOR ONE LUNCH OR DINNEREATING FOR ONE LUNCH OR DINNER
    Originally, I was not going to do a post on this recipe.  I added an unusual * ingredient, thinking this could go one way or the other - good, or not so good.  It was good!  A lovely meal for one, whether for lunch or dinner.  With a few extra green beans from the garden ...
  • BAKED SALMON IN A BLUEBERRY HERB SAUCEBAKED SALMON IN A BLUEBERRY HERB SAUCE
    During the summer months we really try our best to eat local and to eat what is in season.  Right now we are at the height of Salmon season, and Blueberry season.  When first contemplating this combination for the sauce - I wondered if it would work.  However, I still wanted to put them both ...
  • A SIMPLE SUMMER PASTAA SIMPLE SUMMER PASTA
    This is a quick, and easy summer pasta dish, served with a fresh green salad and in 30 minutes or so, dinner is done!   Fresh Basil is so wonderful when you have waited all year for it's return. With this dish, I used Tinkyada Gluten Free Fusilli pasta.  The directions say to cook 10-12 minutes, mine ...
  • CHEEZY HERB FRITTATA ON A CRISPY POTATO ZUCCHINI CRUSTCHEEZY HERB FRITTATA ON A CRISPY POTATO ZUCCHINI CRUST
    Whenever we have busy work days, we always gravitate to quiche, frittata, soups, simple pastas - quick and easy.  We have now just had our 2nd zucchini from the garden - yeahhhh!  There is still lots of basil growing as well - a perfect combination.  And guess what?  We so scored!  Check this out: This was ...
  • FISH EN PAPILLOTEFISH EN PAPILLOTE
    This picture does not look too appetizing - but it sure was!  In our endevour to eat more fish, this is a lovely way to enhance any white fish.  It is kind of hard to see the fish with all the toppings, but it truly is there. And how lovely it sounds "En Papillote"  which means ...
  • A MOST SINFUL SALAD REVISITED WITH A NEW OPINONA MOST SINFUL SALAD REVISITED WITH A NEW OPINON
    Normally, I would not do a post on a recipe that has already been posted.  Here is the thing....this salad has a story, and now some history, so I just had to share. To start from the very beginning, this story began one nite last year when DH and I went out for dinner.  A rarity ...
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