Creamy Caesar Salad Recipe – Great for Kale Caesar Salad

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 an olive oil & egg-based dressing, try this traditional caesar salad dressing. Ingredients: 1/2 cup… Read more »

Turkey Tetrazzini

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 with the savoury flavour. Ingredients: 5 tablespoons butter (1 for pan, 1 for mushrooms, 3… Read more »

Raw Beet Salad

raw beet salad dressing recipe

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 experiment by making a raw beet salad. We enjoyed it, although my younger son likes… Read more »

Beet Jelly

beet jelly

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 the beets the way I usually do, with the skins on. While I cleaned the… Read more »

Peach Jam

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 jellies each year and this year peach jam was on the list. I honestly think… Read more »

Rhubarb Muffins

rhubarb patch

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 are happy to take one in their lunch every day for the couple weeks I… Read more »

Rich and Tangy Rhubarb Sauce

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 slightly richer flavour. Ingredients 8 cups chopped rhubarb (1 inch in size) 1/2 granulated sugar… Read more »

Rhubarb Crème Brûlée is Oh So Easy

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 at how easy it was. It turned out so well, we made it twice in… Read more »

Back To School Breakfast Banana Muffins

Breakfast Banana Muffins with seeds and coconut

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 nut free school, so I needed to come up with a way to make a… Read more »

Rosemary Mint Wine Jelly

Wine jelly with goats cheese on crackers

“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 before having made our own Garlic Jelly so the process was not new. A note… Read more »