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 »

Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

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 terrific addition to sauces and soups during those long winter months. They also taste great… Read more »

Million Dollar Tomato Jam

“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.)” Barenaked Ladies Well, I don’t know whether I’d like Dijon Ketchup but this recipe for… 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 »

Zucchini and Smoked Salmon Rolls with Cream Cheese

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 or other on bread.  Second, we are in the midst of zucchini season and unfortunately… Read more »

Yogurt Pecan Soy Waffles

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 continuous effort to reduce the amount of packaged foods we eat, I came home one… 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 Chips

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) I really liked the slightly nutty flavour and the crunch followed by chewy texture.  The… 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 »