grilled pineapple

grilled pineapple with italian meringue icing

May 4, 2021

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.

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eggplant lasagna

eggplant lasagna – keto deliciousness!

November 2, 2020

When the mercury dips and the days become shorter, my body craves comfort food.  Lasagna is one of my favourites, however, being on a keto diet means no pasta!  But alas, not all is lost.  Eggplant lasagna to the rescue!  Using eggplant slices in place of noodles adds another depth of flavour.  What’s more, I…

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easy to make keto buns

easy to make keto buns

October 19, 2020

Last month I posted cheesy garlic bread.  It was satisfying, very scrumptious but I wanted to venture out and make a keto bread substitute.  Mr. S and I enjoy eating good artisanal bread and one of the hardest things to do while on a keto diet is to eliminate it!  There’s a lovely bakery nearby…

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keto meat pie

keto meat pie

October 5, 2020

My earliest memory of a meat pie takes me back to the 70s when my mom would make her annual tourtière for Christmas eve dinner.  It is a tradition I carry on to this day.  Oddly, though, I never make it any other time of the year. This keto meat pie reminds me of the…

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cheesy garlic bread - keto friendly

cheesy garlic bread – keto friendly!

September 22, 2020

Keto has been around since the 1920s. While most people today start the ketogenic diet to lose weight or otherwise improve their health, the eating strategy originated as a treatment for epilepsy.  Twenty days ago Mr. S and I embarked on this new way of eating.  It was Mr. S’s work colleague/friend said he’s been…

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bacon and gruyère egg bites

bacon and gruyère egg bites – breakfast on the go!

September 2, 2020

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

fried zucchini rounds with yogurt dip

August 18, 2020

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 and avocado salad

August 11, 2020

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!

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cheddar cheese crackers

homemade cheddar cheese crackers

August 5, 2020

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.

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iced coffee

diy iced coffee – better than starbucks!

July 14, 2020

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

fried cheese curds (oh baby!)

July 9, 2020

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

grilled spring onions – make it tonight!

July 6, 2020

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?

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barley salad

barley salad

July 3, 2020

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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