bacon and gruyère egg bites

Eleven days ago our daughter, Laura, became a missus.  It was an intimate affair and not at all what was initially planned.  Having said that, there’s something even more special when surrounded by immediate family.  The morning of the wedding, Laura came to our room to get her makeup done.  She had stopped to pick…

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fried zucchini rounds

Fresh, local, zucchini is in abundance this time of the year.  Janine, my friend, and neighbour asked if I would like some zucchini from her garden.  Of course, I said yes!  Mr. S and I love zucchini and I’ve served it many, many ways.  The afternoon Janine brought over her freshly harvested zucchini, I knew…

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kiwifruit and avocado salad

Kiwifruit is native to northern China and is the top producer in the world followed by Italy and New Zealand.  You’ve seen them, I am sure.  They’re the fuzzy, oval-shaped, brown fruit found in most grocery stores.  The kiwi is a nutritional powerhouse of goodness! TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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cheddar cheese crackers

My kids grew up on goldfish crackers – they were the perfect size for little hands.  These crackers have been around since before I was born.  Kids love them.  And what’s not to like?  They’re cute fish and if you look closely, have an eye and smile imprinted. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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iced coffee

Last Friday it was a scorcher of a day.  It was also the last day The She Shed team of five women would finish landscaping our front garden.  The work from start to finish took six days and boy, did these women work their socks off!  There were only a couple of days where the…

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fried cheese curds

Move over fried mozzarella sticks, there’s a new kid in town!  Fried cheese curds are the bee’s knees!  What are cheese curds, you ask?  When cheese is made milk is pasteurized and cooked until the whey separates from the curd. The curd goes into a mold and pressed to create a wheel or block of…

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Spring onions

If your local farmers’ markets are open, go, and celebrate all things local.  Now is the perfect time for seasonal produce and one item in particular that you may not have considered is the humble Spring onion.  Not sure what Spring onions are? TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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barley salad

As a kid and young adult, I LOVED Campbell’s condensed beef soup with barley and vegetables.  If you were to ask me what I liked most about that soup, I would have to say barley.  It has a chewy, pasta-like consistency.  The other veggies in the can didn’t hold up as well…too mushy for my…

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breakfast wrap

Looking for a new way to use eggs for brekkie?  This breakfast wrap is portable for those busy mornings when you’re eating on the run.  Once you have made these and experience just how delicious these are, you’ll never order this from a fast food drive-through again! TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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how to build a charcuterie board

Charcuterie has its origins in France and the word means a pork-butcher shop.  While the original translation refers to pork, today’s charcuterie can include other types of food, such as duck, cheese, pâté, fresh or dried fruit.  Think of charcuterie as a starter course or as the centerpiece when you have your family and friends…

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