Bigger than Cheeses - Limburger
These are 2 cheeses I have in the fridge right now. No blue, shame, shame.(read more..)
Greek Stuffed Zucchini
Greek is not my favourite ethnic food, but there seems to be a big community here in Halifax. In early July there is the Greek Fest down the road from us at the Greek Orthodox Church. I have not been there, but I do go to a Greek corner store to get my kalamata olives & Greek olive oil. Yesterday we were in a different part of town and decided to go to Cousins Restaurant.
San Marzano Tomatoes & Pizza Sauce
So, a couple of weeks ago I went searching for San Marzano tomatoes to use to make my pizza sauce with. First off I tried, ‘European Gourmet Cash & Carry’, Kempt road, Halifax. I don’t think they have a website, so HERE is a link to an Article in ‘The Coast‘, our own free weekly paper. Sorry, not here … but lots of stuff, I ended up buying some jaggery & frozen paneer, thats for another day.
Just put a chicken in the oven, it was supposed to be our Sunday supper, but since I decided to fix that very small leak I found in the shut-off under the kitchen sink and then decided to just see if I could get the valve-stem at Crappy Tire, and after ½ hour picking one that sort of resembled the one in my hand and getting it home and taking out the old one …
Ice Cream or I Scream
Well, I decided to buy some ice cream this past Friday to celebrate the beautiful warm weather. When I got to the local corner store, it being the end of September, their selection of flavours left a lot to be desired.
Well I didn’t plant a garden this summer, but thanks to some nice neighbours, I got a huge bowl of basil. I will be eating pesto tonight … I hope you all have a great supper too!
Someone, a while back, asked for an aubergine recipe. This is the Greek dish, moussaka. The meat layer could be omitted and maybe replaced with a layer of baked courgette (zucchini) strips for a vegetarian version.
The Glorious Olive
Olives are quite possibly the world’s most perfect food! David Wolfe has written in his book The Sunfood Diet Success System if he had to pick one fruit to live on for the rest of his life, it would be the olive.(read more..)
For my mother & sister, and everyone else who needs a change or a challenge to what society tells us to be / act like and consume.(read more..)
Les Tartes & Grands-Pères
So today we are continuing with more recipes, I am not sure if these are more appropriate for maple syrup season or Christmas, but hey they are good any time.(read more..)
Truffles & Almond Bark(read more..)
Tourtière & Pâté de Millet
So continuing with recipe time…I am posting two more recipes for Christmas. The first, tourtière is a traditional French-Canadian dish that is traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve, during the ‘Réveillon’. The second is a vegetarian version, Millett Pie.(read more..)
Bûche de Noël
It is recipe time again…and since it is about a week away, I think it is time to start planing our Christmas cooking. But first, a little history lesson; the following info & the picture are from this site.(read more..)
Mayan Liquid Gold
So, the winter season is upon us here on the East Coast of Canada. The sky is white-grey and some flurries are in the air. Just thinking of it makes me think of…hot-chocolate (and chilies for me). That and the fact that I got all kinds of raw cacao beans & raw chocolate treats for Sinterklaas…thanks Robin.(read more..)
Texas BBQ Trail
And now for something completely different. This one goes out to Tara, just so she doesn’t get too homesick, and yes I think I did quote you on my last post, Happy Sinterklaas Cat A & Cat B. ‘The Texas BBQ Trail’, article & photo taken from Chile Pepper Magazine, June 2006.(read more..)
Telor Bumbu Bali
Well it is recipe time here again and this goes out to the lady ‘GodDiva’, I hope to make this in person for you one day. Another one from Aubergine & Spa, I am not sure why I am putting the link, but anyway…this was one of those recipes that doesn’t sound as good described as it tastes.(read more..)
100 Mile Diet
When the average North American sits down to eat, each ingredient has typically travelled at least 1,500 miles from farm to plate. That’s a total disconnection from where our food is coming from. What would it be like to eat locally for one year?(read more..)
Thanks Robin, for the cocoa, cocoa beans & chocolate. I received 2 parcels today, one from my sister and one from Jeff. I am most interested in the one from Robin and Emily has been wanting to open the Christmas gifts from Jeff all evening.(read more..)
Pets de sœur
Here is a recipe for a traditional Acadien dessert that is like a cross between cinnamon rolls and sticky buns. ‘Nun’s farts’ is the literal translation, so here you go Patrick. I will make them, maybe, later this afternoon and make any adjustments.(read more..)
OK Jeff, here is a recipe for lemon meringue pie. Sorry this is not my grandmother’s, but it is from ‘The Fanny Farmer Cookbook’, so it must be good, I will try it soon.(read more..)
NYC & Green Olives
And you thought you could get anything you wanted in NYC, I guess not. Found this while reading the morning news(read more..)
I made this the other night and it is one of those recipes that you carry around in your head and then once or twice a year you have a craving for it.(read more..)
My Pad Thai recipe from Aubergine & Spa. Though it does not contain any aubergine, it is still simply delicious. Originally given to Jeff in an email the other day, this is really a top secret restaurant recipe, but(read more..)