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TOMATO BASIL SEAFOOD CHOWDER - TWO RECIPES IN ONE

This is a post on how to poach Wild Salmon and Lobster.  It is also a post about Seafood Chowder.  I have never made a Seafood Chowder before.  Back in the day, and I am talking way back in the day, I used to make a luscious Creamy Clam Chowder.  Believe me, you do not [...]

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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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CURRIED SHRIMP AND SUGAR SNAP PEA SALAD

Here is yet another fresh salad.  During the spring and summer – we have salads of every kind almost every day.  The Sugar Snap Peas will not be around much longer so we have been eating them in every salad we make.

Every once in a while I have a huge craving for shellfish.  As my [...]

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BAKED COD IN A TOMATO BASIL FENNEL SAUCE

This may well be my most FAVORITE white fish recipe ever…so so good.  So delicious, I would love to make it at least once a week.  However, after reading this information, we discovered Cod is on the endangered species list.

I received an education this week about our Canadian Coastal Cod.  Naturally it is wild, I [...]

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THE HEAVENLY LOBSTER

This pot of fresh Atlantic Lobster looks divine, does it not?  Sigh….wish this was sitting on top of my stove getting ready to be a meal.  Sadly, it is not.

My dear Dtr. and her boyfriend are back East in Halifax Nova Scotia visiting his family.  And yes, they are about to sit down and eat [...]

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CURRIED SALMON BURGERS WITH A CURRY YOGURT SAUCE

If you follow my blog, you know from time to time I become a “Curry Freak”.  It’s true.  Usually, it happens right out of the blue, with no warning, then next thing you know?  My kitchen is a disaster zone, but we do indeed sit down to a lovely, heavenly Curry Meal.

I asked my DH…”was [...]

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A DELICIOUS RECIPE INSPIRATION

Have you ever wondered what is in a person’s name?  Sometimes I think nothing…we are much more than our “names”.  At other times, in this world, how do we Not identify with our names?

Growing up, I was constantly called “Ina” as in Ina Garten, of the Bare Foot Contessa.  I hated it more than I [...]

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SHRIMP AND SCALLOP PASTA, IN A LEMON TARRAGON SAUCE

Checking with The Flavor Bible – another recipe emerged. This book is such an inspiration.  I knew I wanted to use yogurt, and bacon, but combining the Tarragon, Dijon,  lemon, green onions, made this dish light and flavorful.

2 1/2 cups yogurt

4 slices, chopped bacon

1 large minced shallot

4 minced garlic cloves

1 Tblsp. Dijon mustard

1 large bay [...]

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EATING FOR ONE LUNCH OR DINNER

Originally, I was not going to do a post on this recipe.  I added an unusual * ingredient, thinking this could go one way or the other – good, or not so good.  It was good!  A lovely meal for one, whether for lunch or dinner.  With a few extra green beans from the garden [...]

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BAKED SALMON IN A BLUEBERRY HERB SAUCE

During the summer months we really try our best to eat local and to eat what is in season.  Right now we are at the height of Salmon season, and Blueberry season.  When first contemplating this combination for the sauce – I wondered if it would work.  However, I still wanted to put them both [...]