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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Prosciutto Persimmon Tarts

The second pastry on the menu of the fall high tea is this simple quiche style tart. One half recipe of the puff pastry dough posted previously was enough to make these and the pockets posted yesterday. This is just a reminder that the small ingredient amounts can be easily increased for projects larger than […]

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Chicken Mushroom Pockets

Okay, let’s get on to the fun stuff. You have the recipe for the pastry and the pesto via previous posts. Now let’s put it all together. Yes, I used chicken but left over turkey will do the job as well and as many of you still have Thanksgiving to look forward to, having a supply […]

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Sage Pesto

One of the other prep items for the Fall High Tea I mentioned yesterday is a sage pesto. It is intended as a garnish for chicken mushroom pockets. Pesto is a quick and easy thing to prepare. Getting all the layers of flavour to come together to suit your taste is the trick. I would […]

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Fresh Corn and Red Pepper Cakes

If anyone is waiting on this weekend (2016) to celebrate Mabon together with the full moon, here is a quick fresh corn pancake recipe that can be made larger for meals or smaller, as I have done here for sharing with friends. This full moon is also known as Harvest Moon. Farmers could work well into […]

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What do I do with my herbs? Chopped in cooking and Pizzaish!

Having fresh growing herbs that are easy to reach is a bonus. Hiking out to the back 40 in the middle of preparing a meal is not going to happen regularly. You are more likely to use your herbs when they are easily reachable. Remembering to use them is the important part. They are full […]

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Herb Finger Sandwiches for a Fairy Tea

This spring when putting the idea for a fairy tea together I wanted to incorporate herbs into the elegant little sandwich bites, for taste, and also as a way for children to begin to learn about the world around them. Yesterday in the ideas for celebrating Earth Day post, I shared a picture from a […]

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