Ribbon Asparagus With Fresh Burrata Cheese

Summer is here (at least it is warmer) and now is the time to bring on the salads. Just so you don’t get bored with the same old, same old ones, try this. It is pretty to look at and is wonderful, especially with my most favourite cheese.   1 tbsp. butter 4-6 shitake mushrooms, […]

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Meringue Cake With Luscious Citrus Cream

This cake looks daunting, but it really isn’t. It is done in three steps. I will start with the Candied Peel and go from there. Are you with me?   Candied Grapefruit Peel 1 red grapefruit, peel and juice 1/2 cup sifted icing sugar 1 large lime, peel and juice 1/2 cup water   Blanch […]

Classic Belgian Mussels

At breakfast we were taking about the different places we have been to and Don recalled, with a gleam in his eye, about the mussels he had (many times) in Belgium. This is what everyone droo9led over while consuming them.   1 tbsp. butter 2 small shallots, peeled and sliced thinly 1 garlic clove, crushed […]

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Beautiful White Wine Cookies

This is a cookie that will make your family and guests (should they last that long) want more.   1/2 tsp. anise seeds 1/2 cup Pinot Grigio white wine 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 pinch salt 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus extra for garnish 1/3 cup Crisco oil   […]

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Prawn, Watermelon, And Cantaloupe Salad

What is not to like about this salad? I love watermelon and I surely love prawns. Put them together and you have a superb salad on a lovely summer day.   2 small fennel bulbs, trimmed. 2 garlic cloves 1 tsp. fennel seeds 1 tsp. coriander seeds 1 tsp. pink peppercorns 1 orange, zest and […]

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Just How Special Is This?

My birthday was fast approaching and, as in the past 60 plus years, I became very ‘down’. I never had a birthday party from 8 years oldĀ  until I turned 40 and then when I met Don. Don was always, always very good to me. Dinners prepared by him, dinners out. Sometimes family members were […]

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A Beautiful layered Blackberry Loaf

I love Blackberries almost as much as I love Raspberries. You can use either one or alternate one layer Blackberries and the other one Raspberries. I like using both berries. It makes the loaf truly unique. Try it!   1/2 cup softened butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups flour 2 tsp. lime […]

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Pasta Bake -So Flavourful

I love pasta – any kind, and of course with bacon and butternut squash – how can you lose?   1 butternut squash (2 lb.) peeled, cut in 1 inch cubes 1/4 tsp. crushed red peppers 5-6 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and chopped 2 tbsp. olive oil 4 cups elbow pasta 1 tub three […]

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The Lightest, Decadent Buttermilk Pancakes

I think everyone loves pancakes and this one will give you the fluffiest pancakes you have had.   1 1/2 cups flour 3 tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda pinch of salt 1 3/4 cups buttermilk 1 egg 2 tbsp. melted butter 2 tsp. vanilla (no mistake here) 1 tbsp. Crisco […]

Beef Cutlet Milanese With Fennel Slaw

You don’t use salt but spices to flavour the crust on this dish.   1 tsp. each garlic powder and onion powder pinch of pepper 10 oz. beef cutlets 1 cup Panko crumbs 1/4 cup flour 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 tsp. water 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 lime, cut in wedges   Combine the […]

Creamy Herb Polenta

Polenta made this way can really serve another purpose as well. Place any leftovers in the fridge and in the morning, cut into squares and fry them to go with your eggs. Voila! You are so clever.   1 tbsp. olive oil 1 leek, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, […]

The Best Cheesy Cauliflower And Bacon Casserole

This recipe will be a hit with some people we know and especially me! I love, love, love this one. I could have eaten it for breakfast the next day. Honest! Don did it again.   1 large cauliflower 7-8 strips of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled 6 tbs. chopped chives 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 […]

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