Zucchini Bake

Around the second week in August, may of us have waaayyy more zucchini than needed. It has been building up for weeks and now it is getting out of hand. ThankĀ  goodness, there are options for all that prosperity and protection. Usually, I will wash and then grate the zucchini with the peel on but […]

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Chicken Leek Shepherd’s Pie

Potato, leek & chicken mean spring and Irish to me, so if you are looking for something for dinner this Ostara season or any time really, this works in our house, especially when there is leftover mashed potatoes and cooked chicken in the kitchen. Leeks are first mentioned in Egypt as a method of barter […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Five Spice, Maple Syrup, White Pepper & Parsley

2021 started with the loss of about 10 pictures from several posts I was preparing for January (several for this recipe). May that be the only hiccup as we get back on track. There was a need to use up two small butternut squash last weekend. They had been all alone and forgotten in the […]

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Mushroom Linguini

Yes!, this is a post about Mushroom Linguini but more than that it is about making the most of what you have and getting through life’s challenges together. Over the last weeks, I have had various phone calls from people going shopping, fresh mushrooms and wildcrafted plants turning up on my door step, homemade masks […]

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Haluski ( Braised Cabbage & Egg Noodles)

There is some debate as to where exactly this dish originated. Hungry, Poland, Slovakia and the Ukraine all claim ownership and if Pittsburgh had a chance they would try too. Haluski is one of those simple, cost effective, tasty dishes that also qualifies as comfort food. With so many people looking for ways to keep […]

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Braised Tomatoes

In German, this is called Schmore Tomaten which translates as Braised Tomatoes. It is basically scrambled eggs with tomatoes and onions and is an easy dish to whip up even if it is not late summer. We have a large hydroponic gardening sector where I live so peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes are available year round. […]

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Baked Potato Popcorn

Nesting and hibernating can be part of cold winter days. A time to catch up on the reading/movie list or binge watch what there has been no time for over the last few months…..and it is awards season. This snack, with all the toppings you might find on a baked potato includes dairy, always an […]

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Sweet & Spicy Nuts & Bacon Nibblies

This post was intended to coincide with Hat Day and Hobby Month As you can see it worked better as a tea cozy. But more on that at another time. For today a quick snack for those that like things sweet and spicy. Actually quite appropriate if you are into watching awards shows or if […]

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Savoury Thumbprints

In honour of Cheese Lover’s Day (January 20th) but good for any day (don’t you think?), a tasty savoury variation on thumbprint cookies! Four things came together that got me thinking. We are headed towards Imbolc and cheese is one of the foods of the season. Definitely not this cheese as it is an aged […]

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Tomato Veggie Sauce with Pumpkin Puree

Have you ever added pumpkin puree to spaghetti sauce? Sacrilegious might be too soft a word for purists but I am going to suggest a leap of faith. Not only are there a list of benefits to getting more pumpkin in your diet, adding that container of puree sitting in the back corner of the […]

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