If you read my blog, you know I am all about fresh local ingredients. Whatever I can not grow myself, we then shop at our local Farmer’s Market just down the street. I live for summer and fresh ingredients – nothing makes me happier.
Lately, much of my work has been Friday through to Sunday which [...]
Knowing I was going to be busy the following day at work, I decided to attempt my second slow cooker meal: Swiss Steak. In the afternoon, (so the day before), I made a dry rub for the steaks to marinate in the refrigerator until the following morning – about 12 hours.
Then I prepared all of [...]
The original recipe for this yummy dip came from our local newspaper. I changed it up quite a lot – a great dip for veggies or a spread on flat bread or crackers. If you read my blog, you will know I use dripped Yogurt, or Yogurt cheese often – it is such a great [...]
We love stuffed Chicken Breasts in this household. This recipe is really a “take” on all of my stuffed Chicken Breasts – just a different and yummy version.
In this recipe I used fresh Lambs Quarter, but spinach or kale would work wonderfully too.
2 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts – pounded out to 1/2 inch thickness [...]
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 [...]
Oh how I live for summer! This is such a simple, beautiful, and tasty salad to have during the summer. Using yellow and red tomatoes gives this salad such vibrant color. The key to this salad is to marinate for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator, then remove from the fridge to come to [...]
This is the second cauliflower from our garden! Who knew we could grow cauliflower in our ever challenging garden? Now I wish I had planted more – next year. As it turns out, DH is not all that crazy about cauliflower, but he did say it is much more sweeter and tastier than store bought. [...]
These Coconut Date Balls are quick and easy to make, plus they make a great healthy snack. No baking either. The inspiration for this recipe came from The Healthy Dish – so yummy and I extend a big thank you too! A great healthy snack to have in the middle of a busy day when [...]
I just learned today that Anthony Sedlak suddenly passed away on July 6/2012. At the tender age of 29, Anthony was an up and coming talented Canadian Chef. He was the Food Network Star of the shows THE MAIN, AND FAMILY COOK OFF, to name just two of his many accomplishments.
Such a tragic loss, he [...]
This was such a refreshing delicious lemonade. I had gone to our local Nursery to buy my Basil Plants for the summer. The owner was in the process of cutting back a large Grapefruit Mint Plant, and gifted me with the cuttings. I had never heard of Grapefruit Mint before, have you?
The flavor of this [...]