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

Yogurt Pecan Soy Waffles
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My sons love waffles for breakfast and while I have no objection to the amount of maple syrup we seem to consume, I was not happy with the ingredient list in frozen waffles purchased from the grocery store. In my … Read More

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini
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It’s zucchini season and I’m once again ‘blessed’ with a plethora of zucchini.  So looking for new ways to use up what’s current in the garden I decided to create my own version of stuffed zucchini for dinner one evening. … Read More

Kale Chips
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It’s early July and the kale in our garden is growing like gangbusters.  After reading several recipes on the internet, I decided to try and make my own kale chips.  While they won’t replace potato chips (especially for my kids) … Read More

Kale Pancetta Frittata
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I purchased a deep 1- inch non-stick skillet on a whim one day as it was on sale and it turned out to be a good thing when I needed an small oven proof skillet to make my first frittata. … Read More

Maple Dijon Chicken Tenderloin
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I am always looking for new marinades for chicken.  This one is quick and easy and very tasty.  The first time I made it I marinated some chicken tenderloins then skewered them on BBQ skewers like a satay.  Grill for … Read More

Quiche Lorraine
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A classic Quiche Lorraine recipe with a slight twist — I use tarragon mustard instead of dijon and add red peppers. This recipe makes two pies, one of which I freeze for another day. This is not a low fat … Read More

Winter Vegetable Barley Soup
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I’m always looking for creative ways to use winter vegetables in meals. While we love roasted root vegetables by mid-winter we are looking for a change. Add to that the fact that homemade soup is a weekly staple in our … Read More

Kale With Bacon and Onions
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We are fortunate to be able to pick kale in the winter that is growing in the garden under small greenhouse covers. In fact, overall kale tastes even better once it is exposed to a slight frost and it is … Read More

Roasted Italian Sausage, Carrots, Parsnips & Potatoes
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Winter is a time for root vegetables in our household and I am always looking for a new way to prepare them. Today I roasted parboiled carrots, parsnips and potatoes with browned sausage pieces. A twist on a classic country … Read More

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