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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Braised Rhubarb Stew

There will be a need for two things with this dish, a love of rhubarb and a sense of adventure. Khoresht Rivas is a Persian Rhubarb Stew. As any recipe that travels through many countries there are variations galore and the thought of a savoury option for rhubarb may be a little outside the box […]

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Roasted Tomato & Asparagus with Gouda & Balsamic Drizzle

In this part of the world the best and most economical time of the year for asparagus is right now. They are such a fresh, lovely, visual confirmation that spring has sprung. New spears can grow as much as 10 inches in one day! Understandably they are connected to male stamina and potency with a […]

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Red Lentil Patties

Sourcing good protein has become more challenging. What additional unmentioned and unwanted chemicals are being added to processed foods? How much protein do we really need to be healthy? What is the difference to the sustainability of the planet for animal and plant based proteins? There are a plethora of choices and lentils are just […]

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