1 Cappucinno Coffee Bean Cookie

Lavazza Series 2015: Cappuccino Coffee Bean Cookies

Cappuccino Coffee Bean Cookies are the Perfect Partner for a Cup of Lavazza! When I was teaching middle school at Hardisty, I had a parent helper who made the most incredible coffee bean cookies. This was back in the 90’s. I had never seen a coffee bean cookie, and was charmed. She did give me the…

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Greek Zucchini Croquettes: Kolokythokeftéthes

An Addictive and Unexpected Flavourful Vegetarian Patty: my new flavour favourite While I wait for my Greek friends, and friends of Greek friends, to send me the recipe for the Cretan Stuffed Zucchini Flowers which I will forever crave, I will share my second favourite taste with you while in Greece earlier this month: Greek…

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1 Thermomix Chicken Paprikash

Thermomix Chicken Paprikash

 An Almost Traditional Balkan Delight Chicken Paprikash is one of Vanja’s comfort foods. He walks in the back door, the aroma greets him before I have a chance, and he is grinning from ear to ear, relaxed and so happy to be home, by the time I round the corner. Thermomix Chicken Paprikash, however, is…

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Greece 2015: i kriti Athens

First meal and best meal of our entire trip was at i kriti in Athens! Above, my absolute favourite bite during our entire trip to Greece. After a day in Amsterdam, a couple of days in Belgrade and two weeks in Bijeljina with Vanja’s dad, we were ready for an adventure! We look so forward…

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Red Iguana Restaurant: Mole Tasting

Salt Lake City: The Famous Red Iguana Mexican Moles It took me three weeks to get to The Red Iguana Restaurant after hitting Salt Lake City for the birth of my first grandson, William Dugan. I thought I would be there within 2-3 days. Obviously, I had no idea how becoming Gramsy would completely change…

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Lavazza Series 2015: La Bête Noire (Black Beast Recipe)

The Traditional Black Beast Recipe is Transformed Past Perky Perfection! On holiday in Bijeljina, Bosnia, but with contract requirements to meet, what greater pleasure than La Bête Noire  or The Black Beast Recipe? I developed this recipe for the Thermomix machine 5 years ago for my dear friend, Marie’s 30th wedding anniversary, and it is…

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