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CHRISTMAS 2012

Happy Christmas everyone!  This year we will be having a quiet Christmas.

We will be having the traditional Turkey Dinner with all the fixin’s on Christmas Eve….or more commonly known in our household as “Danish Christmas”.  Family will arrive for the day and evening – one of my favorite times of the year.

I wanted to recap [...]

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CURRIED WILD RICE AND CRANBERRY PILAF

Mercy…when winter sets into my bones I want a little heat.  Now if you read my blog, you do know we are wimps when it comes to heat.  Despite that, the heat I crave is in the form of a good curry.  Through the years, we have had many a good curry dish.  In the [...]

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DELICIOUS SPROUTED RICE

Have you tried this new truRoots Sprouted Rice and Quinoa Blend?  It is heavenly!  It has:  organic sprouted brown rice, organic sprouted red rice, organic quinoa and organic wild rice.  There is really not a recipe to share today…just wanted to share some love.  Also, there is no paid advertisement here – I just get [...]

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DAIRY FREE CASHEW CREAM SAUCE

Mercy….I have a new discovery.  This was so so good.  The other day I posted the recipe review from Candace and her delicious Vegan Cashew Cream Cheese.

Yes it is Vegan, and it is also raw.  I love it!  We used it on sandwiches as a spread, as well as a dip with crackers and vegetables [...]

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A BEAUTIFUL SALMON DINNER WITH A SUMMER VEGETABLE SIDE DISH

Mercy…I am ruined…I will never want fresh store bought wild salmon ever again.  I must give a huge shout out, a huge THANK YOU to our neighbours.  They brought over this lovely salmon that was caught, fresh out of the ocean yesterday…

We had one fillet for dinner which was perfect for the two of us, [...]

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EASY ELEGANCE FROM FABULOUS FAIRHOLME - A COOK BOOK REVIEW

Recently, I received this gorgeous cook book – Easy Elegance from Fabulous Fairholm, written by Sylvia Main.  Sylvia has a most beautiful Inn – Fairholme Manor located in the “Rockland – Fairfield” district of Victoria B.C.  Not only is her Inn one of the best rated Inn Bed and Breakfast vacation destinations in our City, [...]

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A SUMMER VEGGIE STIRFRY

With this post, I must say there is not much of a recipe here.  In the summer time I just can not resist photographing such freshness.  When it comes to fresh, local, organic produce there is nothing I want to talk about more, nothing I want to feast on more. Fresh organic produce warms [...]

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HOMEMADE CROCK POT PORK AND BEANS

Do you have success cooking with a Slow Cooker/Crock Pot?  I never have – ever.  I suspect the reason for this was:  too much liquid?  overcooking?  not enough flavors/seasonings? Probably all of these reasons.

On a recent grocery shopping day, I passed by a Garage Sale and decided to stop by.  Looking at this crock pot [...]

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CREAMED MIXED VEGETABLES

We, like many parts of the world, are still waiting for summer.  So, to clean out the freezer I decided to use up any frozen vegetables we had…maybe that will bring the fresh summer vegetables sooner?  (I can dream yes?)

I do not use a lot of frozen vegetables – lima beans, corn, and peas, mostly [...]

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A FESTIVE VEGETATARIAN RICE GRATIN

If you have lots of fresh vegetables in the fridge, and some leftover cooked rice – this is a great healthy way to use up extra ingredients.  It would be even better with fresh basil – which I did not have, nonetheless it was mighty tasty.

2 cups cooked brown rice

4 Tblsp. Grape Seed Oil

1/2 of [...]