Traditional Canadian Lasagna

1 Traditional Canadian Lasagna

 What makes this lasagna Traditional Canadian Lasagna? I haven't made this recipe for so long, but I will be doing so much more often as it is a throwback to my childhood and the lasagna recipe all mothers made when they made homemade lasagna on the Canadian prairies. Now, I tried to research which box this recipe first came out on, and could not find any definitive answer, but I recall seeing it on the box, myself, as a child, on the blue Catelli box. It was the only pasta mom would buy, … [Read more...]

Spinach Salad with Preserved Sour Cherries

1 Spinach Salad with Preserved Sour Cherries

Tender Greens bathed in Tasty Textures It may not be pretty, but I promise you, this salad is a full meal deal and a jubilant mix of flavours: sweet, salty, and tart! The preserved sour cherries add the unexpected pucker perfect umami-whammy. I was having company, and had a huge basket of spinach for the salad. What else? I had hard boiled eggs on hand. I had preserved sour cherries on hand. After that, I gathered the other ingredients, also in the pantry, that would add … [Read more...]

Stuffed Peppers

1 Stuffed Peppers

 An Eastern European Man's Home Food ... and a Canadian pleasure. Ah, stuffed peppers. Simple. Nutritious, delicious, economical. Now, we are singing my song. There is something primordial and deeply gratifying about the Eastern European combination of rice infused with a simple combination of a rich tomato sauce and well seasoned ground meat wrapped or stuffed in a vegetable. Pure pleasure. Nothing fancy about this dish. Anything stuffed in a vegetable denotes a nod to the … [Read more...]

January 2015 Thermomix TM31 Customer Incentive

Insulated Thermomix Potluck Bag

Another gift added: Best Customer Incentive in 10 years for TM31 If there was ever a time to buy a TM31, now is the time. Of course, I will put you on my TM5 waiting list if you are sure you want to wait an undetermined time for this sensational life changing kitchen machine. But, you will buy the TM5 for more money (no, I don't know how much more) and there will not be any customer incentives with the new launch. I already have a lot of people on my waiting list, but have sold many more … [Read more...]

Thermomix Beurre Blanc: recette française

3 Hallibut Cheeks with Asparagus and Beurre Blanc

 So Simple to make with Spectacular Appeal This is not an advertizement, but I do sell Thermomix machines and often labourious recipes can be made effortlessly with this machine. This is one. I have built my business after retirement to where I have several consultants I am working with, and hundreds of customers I hope do follow my Thermomix recipe posts. As the same time, I recognize the majority of my readers are not Thermomix owners, thus almost all recipes include both methods: with … [Read more...]

Halibut Cheeks with Asparagus and Beurre Blanc

1 Hallibut Cheeks with Asparagus and Beurre Blanc

Halibut Cheeks are a delicacy and warrant simple companions I was not expecting the ethereal ultimate pleasure composed when tasting this dish. Seriously. The Lobster near Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia at Ryer's was my number one taste of 2014. A morsel from a leg of Alaskan King Crab dipped in clarified butter the day after the Feast of the Seven Fishes this past Christmas Eve was the second memorable bite of 2014 and this would stand shoulder to shoulder with either. So, 2015 promises to be … [Read more...]

Turkey Tetrazinni

1 Turkey Tetrazinni

A great recipe for leftover turkey that presents as a company's coming casserole! After Homemade Turkey Soup and Homemade Turkey Pot Pie, what do you do with all that leftover turkey? Sliced white meat on one of mom's homemade Canadian Prairie Buns with butter, salt and pepper and Homemade Cranberry Sauce is as important a part of the holiday as the turkey dinner itself! Then, dad would get a day to cook up a meal with the left overs. A big pile of sliced onions would sizzle the frying pan, … [Read more...]

Asian Garlic Meatballs

1 Asian Garlic Meatballs

 Asian Garlic Meatballs with Deviant Cumberland Sauce: Now we're talkin'! It is rare that I serve these individually with dipping sauce. They are usually in a chaffing dish coated with the Deviant Cumberland Sauce. It is easier, and perfect for a crowd. There have not been crowds yet, this season, so this works, when there are only a few guests. No, I didn't serve the appetizers as displayed above. I am just giving you a peek into my retro freezer appetizer selection: Olive Cheese … [Read more...]

Deviant Cumberland Sauce

1 Deviant Cumberland Sauce

A Canadian Foodie Original and family favourite for over 30 years It was 1986. I had purchased my first house from a parent of one of the students in my grade one classroom in 1986. How I loved that house. I was so proud of myself. 32 years old. Mom of two little gals, 6 and 8, and working as the sole supporter of our little family. And I bought a house. A really nice house. Second owner. It was immaculate. 1400 square foot bungalow. Living room, dining room, family room, three bedrooms and … [Read more...]

Olive Cheese Puffs

3b Olive Cheese Puffs

 A family favourite for over thirty years! This was my first time. First year teaching, in 1981, I was invited to a staff Christmas party and assigned an appetizer. A what? I was 24 years old, a single parent and had two toddlers. A social life was out of the question. Can you remember appetizers at the boozy yucca flats parties of your youth or throughout your University days? That was my frame of reference. "Mommmm! Help!" "The Best of Bridge Cookbook" had been published just that … [Read more...]

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