Beef Chop Suey

I make this in my large dutch oven Marinade together (can do a day ahead, but with instant pot this isn’t as necessary) 800g beef cubes (from chuck or sirloin roast) 1 tablespoon flour 1/4 cup soy sauce Mis en place 1 large onion, sliced end to end 2 celery stalks, diced small (because we… Read more »

Farmboy (ish) Mushroom Kale Soup

This is based on the recipe published by the Ottawa Citizen for Farmboy Mushroom Kale Soup. I’ve increased the serving portions, and use more herbs and chicken broth instead of water for more flavour. I also changed the order of some of the steps to reduce the mushrooms so it fit in my dutch oven… Read more »

Restaurant Style Pad Thai

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 but does use fish sauce & oyster sauce. I also like mine with a little… Read more »

Neapolitan Pizza Dough

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 knead, but I use my KitchenAid mixer.  This is an all day dough. I start… Read more »

Basic Quiche Recipe – Add Your Favourite Fillings

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 and half or table cream) 1 cup grated cheese (your choice) 1 to 2 cups… 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 »

Smoked Salmon Frittata For Dinner

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) smoked salmon, roughly chopped 8-10 black olives, diced 7 jumbo eggs 2 tablespoons milk 3… Read more »

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

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.  My husband said it tasted like a meatball sub — and as he has given… Read more »

Kale Pancetta Frittata

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.  This Kale & Pancetta Fritatta is a fantastic way to use kale during the height… Read more »

Maple Dijon Chicken Tenderloin

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 10 minutes and enjoy. INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons maple syrup 3 tablespoons dijon or, our favourite,… Read more »