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 [...]
This was a recipe that was recently printed in our local newspaper. I made some changes to the original – and we were delighted with the results. Slow cooking with a crock pot has always been a little bit of a hit and miss result with me in terms of flavor. Usually I have found [...]
As mentioned in previous posts, I have been cooking Vegetarian meals about twice sometimes three times a week. Recently, we found this at our local grocery store:
No paid advertisement here….just wanting to share something yummy – a lovely basmati rice/quiona blend vegetarian meal. Next to dried pasta, this is the only thing in my pantry [...]
We recently had a week vacation – a lovely cabin on the lake at one of our Gulf Islands. We love the cabin with its rustic charm, a cozy big fireplace, a kitchen (most important!) and beautiful lake views.
Over the years, I have learned what to bring as usually the kitchens are quite small, and [...]
We are huge lovers of pesto in this household. Each year I make Organic Garlic Scape Pesto which we freeze to have throughout the year. This is the first time I have made Tomato Pesto and Oh My Goodness, do we ever love it.
As mentioned in previous posts, every year, we buy our local organic [...]
Chanterelle mushrooms are by far my favorite mushroom – even re-hydrated they have such a distinct woodsy sweet flavor. Although, fresh is always the best. They do have a short window of time for harvest, and as we did not get any fresh ones this year, I was happy to be able to buy dehydrated [...]
What is not to love about shallots? They are in my humble opinion much more flavorful than any onion – hands down. They are also more of a “killer” on the eyes in terms of their sting!
Regardless, they are my favorite in the Allium family. So much flavor – and a flavor that retains itself [...]
This is a recipe where you could certainly use cream cheese, however, in this household I always make Yogurt Cheese – or dripped Yogurt. Recently, I discovered there is a company in California called Green Valley Organics that makes lactose free dairy products including sour cream and cream cheese. Oh heaven! It is very difficult [...]
Merry Christmas everyone, and all the best for 2016. Wow, that sure came up fast – where does the time go?
Mercy! This was one decadent chocolate fudge cake. It is rich, with full on chocolate flavor, a nice touch of cranberry, dense and ultra moist. A very special occasion festive cake.
What is really nice about [...]
Last year, I was not aware – or more likely not on “the ball” enough to find out about a local farm that delivered fresh weekly organic vegetables – till December no less. And the farm is only 8 minutes away from where we live.
The above picture, at least to me, is pure delight, [...]