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  • 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 ...
  • REFRESHING PASTA SALADREFRESHING PASTA SALAD
    With warmer weather finally touching our shores, these past two weeks we have been using the BBQ more frequently and eating all kinds of salads. This was such a simple tasty pasta salad.   What makes this dish is the fresh herbs and the light lime dressing.  Then with the added black beans for protein, a great ...
  • VEGETARIAN SPROUTED LENTIL STEWVEGETARIAN SPROUTED LENTIL STEW
    I was not sure whether to call this a stew or a very thick soup! This was surprisingly hearty and filling.  With our cooler weather, we have had an abundance of fresh Swiss Chard and Collard Greens that needed to be used up.  Now a couple of days later, we are in the heat of ...
  • DAY TWO - OF OUR GETAWAY WEEKENDDAY TWO - OF OUR GETAWAY WEEKEND
    Day two.  The weather got even better - thank the heavens, because the guys were playing an outdoor venue.  Well, semi lightly covered, but still an outdoor venue.  Will have to get pictures next time...dang...none of them turned out! We spent the day visiting a few of my favorite stores on the Island - always a ...
  • CURRIED TUNA SALAD - BACK TO OUR ISLAND GETAWAYCURRIED TUNA SALAD - BACK TO OUR ISLAND GETAWAY
    Who knew tuna and curry would work?  All I knew, was that after a long day at work I was tired.  Bone tired.  And, craving curry.  Was I organized in the kitchen to make a curry dinner?  Absolutely not.  This curry craving was becoming an obsession as the day progressed.  I think I would have ...
  • PORK TENDERLOIN WITH APRICOT DIJON GLAZEPORK TENDERLOIN WITH APRICOT DIJON GLAZE
    Pork Tenderloin.  Farm Raised without hormones or antibiotics.  So, incredibly delicious.  I have never cooked a Pork Tenderloin before, I do not know why.  We were in heaven!  This lovely meal will grace our plates more often for sure. I really was not sure how to proceed, but went on a whim.  Such simple ingredients to ...
  • LEMON HERB CHICKEN AND SPICY GARLIC SAUSAGE WITH DIJON WINE SAUCELEMON HERB CHICKEN AND SPICY GARLIC SAUSAGE WITH DIJON WINE SAUCE
    Wow - that was a long title!  I was not sure what to call this lovely dish - there were so many great flavors going on.  We found a local farmer that raises his own pigs, no hormones, no antibiotics, naturally raised, and these were the gluten free sausages he created.  They are a spicy, ...
  • HERB BAKED SALMON FILLETHERB BAKED SALMON FILLET
    Upon going to the market, it was my hope to come home with a fillet of Coho Salmon.  No Coho.  So I bought a chunk of Sockeye Salmon - and with this recipe, I knew I would have to fillet it.  Having never filleted a salmon before - it did not turn out to be ...
  • PROSCIUTTO AND SAGE WRAPPED TURKEY BREASTPROSCIUTTO AND SAGE WRAPPED TURKEY BREAST
    A few times a year, we are lucky to get Free Range Turkey Breasts.  Such a nice treat to have instead of the whole bird.  Well, when I got home and unwrapped this large turkey breast, I discovered the butcher had removed the skin!  I was a little annoyed - you need the skin to ...
  • COLLARD GREENS AND HAM IN A CREAMY SAGE SAUCECOLLARD GREENS AND HAM IN A CREAMY SAGE SAUCE
    This may not look so tasty, but dang, it sure was.  By now, those that know me, know that I love rustic food.  I think that is also why I am such a huge Jamie Oliver fan...most of his food is comfy/rustic...just the way I like it! 🙂 Our fall plantings provided early spring harvesting of ...
  • CHICKEN BURGERS WITH SUNDRIED TOMATO BASIL SPREAD
    This picture was taken with our old, and failing camera.  Dang.  We had been using our daughter's camera, when all of a sudden the memory card would no longer work.  Back to the old one.  Dang. (meanwhile, I have learned how to use a cable line to the computer, via the good camera - more ...
  • LEMON HERB ROAST CHICKEN
    Using a herb butter under the skin of poultry has been something I always thought I would not do.  Too greasy, too much butter.  But you know what?  I am a convert.  This was so so delicious.  And talk about tender!  It was very easy to remove the excess fat from the pan - all ...
  • PORK CHOPS IN A CREAMY MUSHROOM CAPER SAUCE
    Having found a store where we can now buy hormone/antibiotic free pork has made us so happy!  The flavor of this pork meat is unbelievable - such a huge, huge difference compared to industrialized raised pigs. I have discovered, of all the meats that are NOT hormone/antibiotic free - pork meat of any kind will make ...
  • CREAMY BACON BROCCOLI DIJON PASTACREAMY BACON BROCCOLI DIJON PASTA
    Phew!   That was a long title for this pasta.  I did not know what to call this pasta dish - there were so many components but so easy to whip up too.  And did I mention mighty tasty? I love coming up with new pasta dishes with just what I have on hand.  Actually ...
  • TOMATO PESTO MEATLOAF
    Every Wednesday and Sunday in our town's newspaper, a Chef - Chef Erik Akis does up wonderful recipes.  I have seen a number of his recipes now, they always sound really good.  Well he made this Tomato Basil Pesto Meatloaf that sounded so good, I had to try.  He used ground beef with Italian sausage ...
  • COCONUT THAI FISH VEGETABLE STIR FRYCOCONUT THAI FISH VEGETABLE STIR FRY
    This was mighty tasty.  Much better than I would have anticipated.  I think marinating the fish, and the cabbage slaw made a huge difference.  It is a two part meal, but no worries - as it was really, really easy, and honestly did not take all that long to make.  We have been wanting ...
  • CHIPOTLE CHILI PEPPER CHICKEN TENDERS
    These chicken tenders were mighty tasty.  Actually, I do have a confession to make.  These were supposed to be chicken burgers, but I got over zealous with the rolling pin, and soon ended up with chicken tenders.  Wondering if I had a tad bit of inner frustration that day that needed to come ...
  • THREE CHEESE QUICHETHREE CHEESE QUICHE
    I was inspired to do another Quiche recipe after reading Shirley's post at Gluten Free Easily - this is so worth checking out! And honestly, when it comes to Quiche, you don't need to twist my arm.  We never, and I mean, never get tired of Quiche.  In this house, if I make Quiche, everyone ...
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