Yogurt Popsicles

yogurt popsicles

Mr. S. enjoys eating yogurt for his mid morning snack but he realized that the ‘deal’ we got on buying 16 was nearing its expiry date.  He would have to devour 8 in the next two days!  We’re usually good at checking expiry dates but this one must have slipped through the cracks.  We had…

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Shrimp Kebabs with Cilantro Dressing

shrimp kebabs with cilantro dressing

Life is strange. I can’t recall the last time I made kebabs and yet in the space of two days I made two kebab dishes. I hadn’t planned it that way; it just happened. While I was food shopping the other day, not sure what I was going to make for dinner, I found myself…

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Honey Garlic Chicken Kebabs

honey garlic chicken kebabs

Kebab, meat on a stick, is a middle Eastern dish and the traditional meat was lamb but you can use just about any meat, chicken, fish or vegetable. Chicken kebabs are easy to make and are appealing to most.  If you don’t have a barbeque, use the broiler in your oven. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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How To Cook Fresh Peas

how to cook fresh peas

I love recreating a food memory.  I grew up in the country where my parents had enough land to grow their own vegetables along with 2 pigs and 6 hens.  We didn’t have a farm per se, it was more of a hobby farm.  Looking back it was an interesting learning experience for me but…

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Strawberry Pavlova

It’s officially Summer (yay!) although it still feels like Spring here in the Maritimes. A good indicator that we might be leaving the cold behind is the sighting of fresh, local strawberries. I spotted them at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, Pete’s and other grocery retailers over the weekend.  I grew up in the country…

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Eton Mess

If you haven’t heard of Eton Mess, you’re in for a real treat!  It’s an English dessert, served in the food hall at Eton College, and is a mixture of strawberries, broken meringue and whipped cream.  It’s so easy to make and a perfect dish for those novices wanting to try baked meringue…and don’t worry…

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Rhubarb Cordial

Cordials are fruit-based concentrated drinks that are diluted with water before being consumed.  Homemade versions are easy to make and don’t have any additives like the commercial brands do.  Lemon, lime, orange, raspberry and elderflower are some of the popular ones.  Rhubarb cordial is my favorite.  If you’re lucky enough to have a rhubarb patch…

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Blackberry Sorbet

It’s the subtle changes in the weather when I start to notice a shift as we slowly drift out of summer and into autumn. I know, shhh! not so loud but it’s true. The sunlight looks different as it lands in areas of the house and the air smells different. As I was rinsing the…

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Caprese Salad (insalata caprese)

caprese salad

Insalata caprese is a tomato and mozzarella salad from the island of Capri. This simple yet delicious Italian antipasto makes perfect use of local heirloom tomatoes which are available now in grocery stores and markets.  Extra-virgin olive oil highlights the sweetness of the heirloom tomatoes and is the only dressing needed. What makes this salad…

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It’s funny how conversations get replayed in your head.  I was just thinking now about one I had a couple of months ago with my daughter, Laura.  She asked me if I liked her at this age (20) or when she was younger.  I paused, thought about what she asked, and said that I enjoy…

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