Old Fashioned Mac & Cheese

In January, I shared my adventure judging a chocolate cake throwdown. This past weekend, I stepped out of judging for the Mac & Cheese throwdown and what a range of dishes showed up! We had a white wine & white cheddar option, topped with panko with truffle sauce on the side. A vegan recipe with […]

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Almond Baked Turkey Scotch Eggs

One story suggests that Scotch eggs have been around since Fortnum & Mason, a London department store, invented them in 1738. The Scotch part may have originally come from “scotched” rather than Scotland meaning “with anchovies” in the way that “a la mode” now means “with ice cream” and “Veronique” implies there are fresh grapes […]

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Pumpkin Ginger Thyme Orzo

An Italian friend of mine calls orzo “baby food”. It does however make a very nice side dish or full meal, especially for someone dealing with a sore mouth….me. I really enjoyed the full flavour of the fresh ginger when most everything else around me was pretty bland but you could cut it down if […]

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Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Cold nights make for warming suppers. It could be hockey practice or football game or even a night out Trick or Treating. Kids of any age will enjoy coming in from the cold to a tasty hot meal baking in the oven, filling a home with delicious aroma that signals dinner is ready. This version […]

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Savoury Herb & Cheese Waffles

During my student boarder hosting days, I found that waffles and pancakes usually created an opportunity for sitting and talking instead of running out the door and phones actually got put aside. So if your family could use a little together time, try bribery. Not all waffles need to be be served sweet. Try these […]

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Raspberry Shrub Chicken with Blueberries and Tarragon

I was informed that blueberries are not just for pancakes anymore and who am I to disagree. This is a variation on a popular recipe that uses balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. The sweet and sour flavours are also readily available in the raspberry shrub recipe I shared last week and any other variation of […]

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Herbs and Eggs in Filo

We all have leftovers that sometimes sit in the fridge until they no longer useable. Filo pastry is one of those things that can dry out very quickly if not cared for properly. Which bascially translates as keep away from air. I had several sheets wrapped up in the fridge. This morning I decided that […]

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Watermelon Salad

Summer brings the opportunity for light meal options to combat the heat. This watermelon, ricotta and smoked turkey salad fits that bill, served either as a full meal or a side for a Lammas potluck. You probably have seen recipes for watermelon with feta but this is a way to bring all your fresh herbal […]

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Leek & Potato Einkorn Bread Pudding (what a mouthful but oooh so tasty)

My Gaelic roots hail from the Scottish side of the Irish Sea but I wanted a chance to play in the kitchen and since St. Patrick’s Day is happening this week several themes came together. This dish can be thought of as a side to Bangers or Corned Beef and Cabbage. It can also be […]

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Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Sandwiches & Havarti on Pumpernickel

With the two warm¬†items complete, it is time to move on to cold sandwiches. Rolled sandwiches are really easy to make and I would very much recommend going to your local bakery and pre-ordering a sandwich loaf sliced lengthwise. Having the crust on while adding the filling gives the bread slices more stability¬†and there is […]

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