Recently I had read an article on the health benefits of cashew nuts. When cashew nuts are soaked and pureed into a luscious smooth mixture it is a perfect addition to soups of all kinds. Then I found this recipe from Sarah, of Making Thyme For Health. Wow, this takes cream of mushroom soup to [...]
We are in full swing with rainy season in our neck of the woods. It is hard to believe that November is already here…where do the months slip by? Well, with fall comes pumpkins, and squashes of all kinds. Despite the rainy season, I always look forward to creating new squash dishes of any kind. [...]
Before commencing with today’s recipe I thought it fitting to make mention of our recent “Royal” visit.
Our fair city has been a whirl wind of activity for the past week. We have just finished our “Royal” visit with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Victoria B.C. They spent the week touring throughout [...]
Nothing says fall like beautiful squash – and much cooler temperatures too. Work has finally slowed down….the tourists are going back home. What a whirl wind of a summer we have had! Still not sure where summer went and now it is already fall.
With the cooler weather, we have been having more soups lately and [...]
Thought I would post this early as beautiful fresh tomatoes in our neck of the woods are not too far away. With an abundance of heirloom tomatoes making stewed tomatoes is a great way to use them up. Although for weeks on end we just eat them fresh off the vine.
We do not do much [...]
I have never had Jamaican Jerk Chicken before. My daughter recently returned from a vacation to Jamaica and she raved about the BBQ Jerk Chicken she had there. She also went crazy over their curries. So another recipe is in the works for down the road….I just need to find Tamarind paste….so far no [...]
Although I do have a number of rice dishes on this blog….rice is not my favorite side dish. Never has been. (unless it is Risotto or a lovely dessert rice pudding) However, if you make it into a pilaf, adding numerous flavorings and other ingredients, it creates a flavorful side dish indeed.
We recently discovered this [...]
Wow, did this dish ever exceed my expectations. It was YUMMY. With the Quinoa and Yams I also used cooked Mung Beans – a powerhouse of nutrition in a small bean. This is a dish that would be great for lunch or dinner – served at room temperature. It will get even better the next [...]
Nothing says spring like fresh, beautiful rhubarb. (well that and fresh asparagus) I love the gorgeous pink color….in fact when chopping the rhubarb it turned my cutting board pink!
While strawberries are not in season until June, I did use organic halved frozen strawberries in this dish.
There could also not be an easier dessert to make. [...]
We have had endless days of rain in our neck of the woods which always leads me to comfort food. Lasagna being a family favorite. There are a number of different lasagna recipes on my blog and while this is somewhat of a traditional lasagna there are a few new ingredients as well as a [...]