Restaurant Style Pad Thai

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This is not meant to be purely authentic Pad Thai but rather a replica of the Pad Thai I’ve enjoyed at many taverns in Canada. It does not use tamarind since that’s not an ingredient I typically have at home … Read More

Neapolitan Pizza Dough

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We have homemade pizza cooked on the BBQ every Friday, along of course with a glass (or two) of wine. I’ve recently changed how we make pizza dough, making a roughly 70% hydration dough for Neapolitan pizza. You can hand … Read More

Gluten Free Banana Coconut Cookies

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This is a simple and quick healthy snack made without flour, refined sugar or eggs. If you don’t like coconut try the simpler Banana Oatmeal Cookie recipe. You can make this recipe with a fork and hand mix, or use … Read More

Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal Cookies

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Simple ingredients, no flour, no eggs, no sugar.  Tasted like a banana muffin in cookie form.  If you like coconut, try the Banana Coconut Cookies. You can mash the bananas with a fork and mix this entirely by hand. I … Read More

Cranberry Sauce with Orange Zest

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Not too sweet and the zest gives it a nice tang. Ingredients: 8-ounce package cranberries 1/2 cups sugar minus 1 tablespoon zest one orange, chop small, about 1 teaspoon minced juice of 1/2 orange plus enough water to bring to … Read More

Basic Quiche Recipe – Add Your Favourite Fillings

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Quiche is not complicated and I make mine based on one easy recipe then add whatever flavours, meats, vegetables, or cheeses I want (or have in the garden or refridgerator) for a filling. Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 cup cream (half … Read More

Creamy Caesar Salad Recipe – Great for Kale Caesar Salad

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This is a mayonnaise-based caesar salad dressing that works great with thinly sliced black kale to make a Black Kale Caesar Salad but works equally as well with romaine.  The taste reminds me of Renée’s salad dressing. If you prefer … Read More

Turkey Tetrazzini

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This is a traditional tetrazzini recipe I made with leftover Christmas turkey. It made a great boxing day dinner served with cranberry sauce, creamy caesar salad, stuffed mushrooms, and celery bread.  We paired it with an amarone which went well … Read More

Raw Beet Salad

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I love beets. Boiled, roasted, Harvard beets – anything except pickled beets (sorry pickle lovers).  However, all the rain we’ve had this year has meant an abundance of big beets. So, I decided to branch out our beet repertoire and … Read More

Beet Jelly

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Who would have thought you could make jelly out of something you usually dump down the sink but this is an amazing way to use the water you boil beets in. The first time I made this jelly I cooked … Read More

Peach Jam

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I love peaches and the best are Southern Ontario peaches picked during the peak of the season (well okay, any local peaches from your local farmer’s market probably taste just as good). I’ve been expanding my repertoire of jams and … Read More

Rhubarb Muffins

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Rhubarb is the first produce we see out of our garden every year. Maybe that’s why I look forward to it so much and love almost everything baked with rhubarb. This is a muffin recipe my kids just love and they … Read More

Rich and Tangy Rhubarb Sauce

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Do you like your’s hot or cold? Sweet or tart? Whatever the choice, there is nothing better than fresh made rhubarb sauce. Here is our recipe, made with brown sugar in place of some of the white sugar for a … Read More

Rhubarb Crème Brûlée is Oh So Easy

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Given what they charge for crème brûlée in restaurants I always thought it was hard to make. Then I discovered this recipe for rhubarb crème brûlée in a Foodland Ontario flyer provided by one of our local farm stands and was so surprised … Read More

Back To School Breakfast Banana Muffins

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With back to school time approaching, I was looking for ways to create new, fast, but healthy on the go breakfasts and snacks that my boys could eat on the drive to and from school. Their new school is a … Read More

Rosemary Mint Wine Jelly

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“A sweet wine jelly infused with mint and rosemary”. For our first try at mint flavoured wine jelly, we used a Voignier wine that was a bit passed it’s prime — and it worked wonderfully. I’ve made wine based jelly … Read More

Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

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If you are wondering what to do with all those extra cherry tomatoes from the garden, one option is to slow roast them in the oven with a little garlic. The extra sweet nature of cherry tomatoes make these a … Read More

Million Dollar Tomato Jam

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“If I Had $1000000 We wouldn’t have to eat Kraft Dinner. (But we would eat Kraft Dinner. Of course we would, we’d just eat more. And buy really expensive ketchup with it. That’s right, all the fanciest Dijon Ketchup. Mmmmmm.)” … Read More

Smoked Salmon Frittata For Dinner

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A delicious way to have smoked salmon for dinner, combined with black olives and cream cheese.  Serve with Zucchini and Smoked Salmon Rolls with Cream Cheese.   Ingredients 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 small onion, chopped 4 ounces (about 125g) … Read More

Zucchini and Smoked Salmon Rolls with Cream Cheese

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Inspiration can happen when two challenges collide head on.  First my husband has mostly given up wheat (we won’t mention pizza night).  This presents quite a challenge to find ways to ‘hold’ flavours that are usually combined in some form … Read More

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