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Curried Quinoa and Apple Salad with a Lemon, Honey and Mint Dressing

Curried Quinoa and Apple Salad with a Lemon, Honey and Mint Dressing
One of our favourite salads made with Quinoa. Cook a cup of quinoa. Allow to cool and add 1/4 cup of raisins, a thinly sliced small apple, 1/4 cup chopped green onion, 1/2 cup of toasted nuts (I used cashews here), 1/2 cup of fresh mint, chopped. To ma…
Added on July  3, 2013

D'Anjou Pear Poached In Red Wine

D'Anjou Pear Poached In Red Wine
Oh, oh, oh.

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Added on March  2, 2013

D'Anjou Pears Prior To Poaching

D'Anjou Pears Prior To Poaching
D'Anjou pears, peeled and ready for poaching in 2 cups of dry red wine, a little sugar, 1/2 cup of orange juice, a long strip of orange zest, 3 cloves, and a cinnamon stick. Poach the pears for twenty minutes, turning them regularly so they are immersed…
Added on March  2, 2013

Challah

Challah
Today was a good day to bake as it was cold and snowy. We made challah.

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Added on February 11, 2013

Kohler's Schwein, The Diving Pig

Kohler's Schwein, The Diving Pig
My son-in-law bought this print when he was in Quebec City. It is one of my favourites. I assume the artist is German as the painting is titled, Kholer's Pig (although I see the name Michael Sowa attached to the print). Schwein is the German word for s…
Added on February 10, 2013

Southern Style Black-Eyed Peas with Gingered Apple and Parsnip Mash

Southern Style Black-Eyed Peas with Gingered Apple and Parsnip Mash
Black-eyed peas with greens (my greens are missing) served with mashed potatoes and a gingered apple and parsnip mash. The gingered mash recipe calls for sweet potato but I didn't have any sweet potato. I used parsnips and it worked beautifully. Wonder…
Added on February  4, 2013

Really Easy Chocolate Pudding Made From Scratch

Really Easy Chocolate Pudding Made From Scratch
Yummy. Combine 3 tbps of sugar with 3 tbsp of corn starch and 2 tbsp of dark cocoa. Whisk together. Put this mixture in the bottom of a medium size saucepan and add 2 cups of milk. Whisk again. Heat until bubbly and thick, stirring constantly. Once…
Added on February  4, 2013

Granola with Mocha Yogurt and Fruit

Granola with Mocha Yogurt and Fruit
Granola made with large flake rolled oats, wheat germ, almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, coconut, honey, cinnamon, oil, and water. Roasted in a slow oven. A little goes a long way. Blueberries, raspberries, and a dollop of Liberte Mocha Yogurt.

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Added on January 30, 2013

Midnight At The Oasis

Midnight At The Oasis
Moroccan tagine with chickpeas, potatoes, olives and lots of lemon. Serve it over rice with crispy tofu. It is spicy and delicious.

Moroccan Chickpea and Lemon Tagine

2 tbsp of olive oil
1 chopped onion
3 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
1 tsp of…
Added on January 30, 2013

A Box of Mangoes

A Box of Mangoes
We were given a free box of mangoes. We made chutney. The hens loved the pits.

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Added on January 30, 2013

Robbie Burns Day!

Robbie Burns Day!
Today is Robbie Burns Day. Come on over for a wee dram!

Oat biscuits and a cheddar whiskey spread (recipe from the Canadian Living Cookbook) to celebrate. All of this is sitting on a kilt my mom made for me nearly forty years ago. The rose pin belong…
Added on January 25, 2013

Gougeres, Beating Eggs into the Dough

Gougeres, Beating  Eggs into the Dough
"Gougeres are a simple, crisp pastry, small cheese filled rounds made from pate a choux." Recipe from The Culinary Institute of America Vegetarian Cooking cookbook.

These gougeres are savoury. Cream puffs are made the same way. Custardy inside.

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Added on January 11, 2013

Piping the Gougeres Dough

Piping the Gougeres Dough
Piping the dough prior to baking.

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Added on January 11, 2013