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grilled green onion feta dip (easy to make)

grilled green onion & feta dip -a cinch to make

Autumn is a favourite time of the year for me.  I love all the local produce seen at markets and in food shops.  Canada celebrated Thanksgiving this past weekend (Monday was the holiday but most celebrate it on Sunday) and vendors tables at the farmers’ market on Saturday were filled with veggies, fruits and meat…

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Easy-To-Make Pumpkin Soup

I enjoy the change of seasons and if you asked me what is my favorite season, I’d have to say autumn.  While I don’t look forward to the cooler and shorter days ahead, I do like all that comes with the fall and  its harvest. The orange signature of autumn…sugar pumpkins (aka pie pumpkins) are…

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Fennel, Grapefruit and Feta Salad

Last weekend we entertained our friends from New Brunswick.  It was a weekend getaway for Ralph and Michelle.  They arrived Thursday afternoon and for the next 48 hours it was full-on chatting, catching up, laughing, eating and drinking.  Because Michelle and I are both foodies and write our own food blogs, my goal was to…

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Baked Feta with Tomatoes and Peppers

Vacations are often a perfect reminder of food we’ve enjoyed. I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since we were in Greece (sigh)!  Greece, with 227 inhabited islands, is one of those vacation spots we couldn’t get enough of – the people, architecture and of course, the food.  When John and I go out to eat,…

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Warmed Marinated Feta Cheese

Cheese lovers take note…this dish is a cinch to make and unbelievably delicious! Marinating and then warming the feta cheese in olive oil topped with roasted tomatoes and herbs makes for a winning appetizer.  Serve this individually and let your friends dig in.  Their taste buds will be greeted by a touch of heat from…

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Carrot Soup with Feta and Quinoa

When it’s cold outside there’s nothing more comforting and warming than homemade soup.  Soup, by the way, doesn’t need to be arduous nor does it need to take a long time to make to taste good. Carrot soup with feta and quinoa should make you take notice as this isn’t something ordinary but downright scrumptious!…

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Tomato and Feta Fritters

Farmers’ markets, roadside vegetable stands and grocery stores all are overflowing with ripe, juicy tomatoes.  When Summer ends and Fall begins, this is the time of year I most enjoy.  I am in heaven with the abundance of fresh fruit and veggies.  Consumers might frown or be a bit flippant with regards to the 100-mile…

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Black Bean Salad

Beans. They’ve been around since time immemorial and while there are thousands of varieties, only a tiny fraction are mass-produced for our enjoyment. The only beans I knew growing up was my mom’s baked beans usually made from navy beans and sometimes she’d throw in kidney beans, much to my chagrin.  I really had no…

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Grilled Vegetable Stacks with a Feta Salsa

It’s been a scorcher the last two weeks but that hasn’t stopped us from being outdoors.  Summer for us automatically means using the barbeque more – and we grill anything! Of course we grill the usual suspects such as meat, chicken, fish and veggies.  But we also love grilled bread, pizza, artichokes, onions, romaine lettuce,…

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Stuffed Round Zucchini (zucchine tonde ripiene)

Farmers’ markets always provide interesting selections of fruits and vegetables and most vendors are happy to share their knowledge of their produce.  I spotted these round zucchinis at the Ridge Hill Yonkers’ Down to Earth Farmers’ Market – aren’t they adorable? Serves 4 4 round zucchinis 1 garlic clove, minced 3 or 4 sun dried…

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