cherry shrub syrup

cherry shrub soda

It’s cherry season!  Plump and juicy, cherries are one of my favourite stone fruits.  The thing is, though, their shelf life is limited (5 to 7 days) and they are not cheap.  To not waste any, I usually end up making a dessert.  This time I decided to make a shrub syrup. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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grilled pineapple with italian meringue icing

grilled pineapple

I started grilling pineapple well over twenty years ago!  I love it as it’s a super easy dessert to make.  Grilled pineapple is scrumptious on its own but throw in sweet dips like melted chocolate, dulce de leche, whipped cream, and this grilled fruit is bound to delight all age groups. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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fish pasta

fish pasta

Ever wondered what to do with leftover cooked fish?  For the record, I am not a fan of eating day-old cooked fish.  However, Mr. S is and he enjoys constructing a cold fish sandwich…eww!  However, this fish pasta has changed my view.  Last week I was in the mood for pasta but didn’t fancy a…

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creamy baked spaghetti with leeks and anchovies

baked spaghetti

Who doesn’t like a one-pot pasta dish?  This isn’t my first time making baked spaghetti and definitely won’t be the last.  I am always drawn to dishes that include anchovies and this baked spaghetti is a keeper!  I made it for two consecutive days, that’s how delicious it is! TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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cabbage rolls

cabbage rolls

It’s been a long time since I made cabbage rolls.  So long, in fact, I had to search my recipe files to jog my memory.  My great, great paternal grandmother was born in Bohemia (western part of the Czech Republic) and emigrated to Canada in 1892.  Out of all the old-world Bohemian dishes she made,…

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prawn curry soup

prawn curry soup

Brr, it’s cold out!  Time to get a pot of soup on the stove and warm up.  Soup is as old as the history of cooking and enjoyed by the poor and the rich.  It makes us feel better when we’re ill, provided sustenance when food was scarce, and warming on a cold day.  Previous…

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green olive purée

greenn olive purée

When we entertain, I am always on the hunt for new appetizers.  And, when you come to our home, you’re greeted with a choice of beverage along with a few things to nibble on.  Mr. S always jokes the snacks are the main meal!  It’s a delicate balance to satisfy any hunger pains and to…

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tuscan soup (zuppa toscana)

Tuscan soup

It seems I’m on a soup kick.  Nothing like a bowl of hot soup to warm you all over when there’s a storm outside.  Over the years I have amassed numerous soup posts on my blog; there’s something for everyone!  Soups are so versatile one can make according to what’s on hand.  My Tuscan soup…

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best homemade tomato soup you’ll ever make!

tomato soup

Up until a couple of days ago, we were enjoying above normal temperatures.  When the mercury dips below freezing, I crave soups and stews.  What I don’t crave is the effort and time involved to make these.  I recently posted a curry dish ready in 30 minutes.  This made me think about making a simple…

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lemon chia seed pudding

lemon chia seed pudding

So, looking for a new breakfast dish?  Don’t be put off by the title; lemon chia seed pudding is delicious to enjoy first thing in the morning.  It’s light, fresh, and tangy with creaminess from the coconut milk and chia seed.  Yes, you can also serve as a dessert or afternoon snack.  In addition, this…

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