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SUN DRIED TOMATO PESTO RISOTTO AND A TRUE FISH STORY

Recently at a restaurant, we had a most lovely sun dried tomato curry risotto.  Since we were having fresh spring salmon with fresh pesto, I decided to change the curry to fresh pesto.  It was delicious.  In this risotto, I did not have white wine, so used an Organic Balsamic Vinegar.  It might be the [...]

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ROASTED VEGETABLES IN A BLOOD ORANGE THYME SAUCE

It seems people either love brussel sprouts or they hate them.  I love them, my daughter – not so much.  With this dish there was a sweetness to the sauce and roasting the vegetables brought out more sweetness – yes, she did like brussel sprouts in this dish.  However, she also mentioned, this would be [...]

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ROASTED SQUASH CURRIED RICE PILAF

This rice pilaf dish is something I could eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner…and I don’t think even 3 times a day I would get bored eating it!  There was so much going on in this dish in terms of flavor, texture, savory and sweet – delicious.

With all of the wonderful autumn squashes available right [...]

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CREAMY ITALIAN POLENTA

Yeahhh….I had a day off to cook something new!  With it still being September, our tourists are still here so work is still quite busy.  But today I had a day off…time to head into the kitchen.

Merciful heavens….this was one delicious dish.  I have never made a savory Polenta dish before – so so good!  [...]

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PESTO ZUCCHINI CAKES

This is a new take on Zucchini Cakes.  I love to take an old recipe – change it up and have great results.  I did not use the standard bread crumbs or flour in this recipe.  Instead I used 1/2 cup of toasted sunflower seeds, then ground them up in a food processor – it [...]

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A SUMMER VEGETABLE GRATIN

Each week going to our local organic Farmer’s Market, I tend to over buy…it just looks so delicious.  So when I have an abundance of extra vegetables on hand a gratin is an easy tasty way to use them up.

This makes a lovely lunch or side dish to any main meal.

2 cups finely shredded cabbage

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HOMEMADE BEANS IN A TOMATO SAUCE

I finally got a day off – the first in ten days!  So I headed to the kitchen to make this tasty side dish for the BBQ we are having tonight.

I still do not know how much I will be on this blog this summer, but will give it the best I can given my [...]

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ASPARAGUS SEASON

We live for asparagus season in this household.  When it arrives – we have asparagus dishes pretty much every day.  Here is an interesting article on the health benefits of this power food.

This is not so much of a recipe, but more of a method – so easy, and so tasty.  I’ll also post some [...]

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PARSNIP SPINACH AND SAGE GRATIN

The other day we found fresh locally grown winter spinach and parsnips at our local market.  Although our weather during this time of year can be quite cold, we are still able to grow certain vegetables in different regions.

Parsnips seem to be such an underrated vegetable.  It seems that people either love them or hate [...]

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OLD FASHIONED SCALLOPED POTATOES

I love scalloped potatoes.  There are actually a couple of recipes on this blog for scalloped potatoes.  However, I was never 100 percent satisfied with them.  They were good, but not the good I remember from back in the day.

Lately, I have been using Sweet Rice Flour as a thickener.  It works like a charm.  [...]