Jun 17, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1/4 tsp or more to taste of fresh grated ginger 1 clove of minced garlic 1/4 c butter 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 tbsp lemon rind 1/2 tsp of Tabasco sauce 3 tbsp of grated white or red onion 3 tbsp of brown sugar 1 tsp o

Tzaziki Dip

Jun 11, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 cup plain yogurt 1 cup sour cream 1/2 grated cucumber 2-3 cloves of garlic, press in garlic press 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon dried dill 1/2 teaspoon each dried oregano

Highs and lows

Jun 11, 2011 / 5:00 am

When Martin’s daughter was little, we used to have a tradition at the dinner table called, “Highs and Lows”. It was about the moments in your day that stuck out on either end of the scale, and it was mostly really about quality time and knowing what mattered. One of the interest

Chickens donít have fingers, do they?

Jun 4, 2011 / 5:00 am

She says: As summer dawns this week (we hope) and the kids are released from school soon, it makes me think of all that time I remember as a kid myself, loose in front of the family fridge…what, I wondered, do most kids eat through the summer in today’s world? Ph

Mexican Bean Dip

Jun 3, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 Can Old El Paso Refried Beans 1 Cup Sour Cream 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise 1 Pkg. Taco Seasoning Mix 1 Tsp. Lemon Juice Chopped White and/or Green Onions (Optional) Grated Cheddar Cheese Tortilla Chips (Multigrain or Regular)  

Eat your crusts

May 28, 2011 / 5:00 am

  She says: Do you remember hearing your parents say that when you were young? The rest of the comment was usually reinforced with the fact that there were children starving in Africa. Guess what? There are still children starving in Africa (as well as many other places) and there is

Simple Caesar Salad dressing

May 26, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 3 tbsp Mayo 1 tsp white wine vinegar or fresh lemon juice 2 tsp Dijon 2 tsp water 1 or 2 cloves of garlic (based on your taste) 2 tbsp Olive Oil salt and pepper   Preparation: Combine all ingredients together and mix well

New restaurant: oops, it's gone!

May 21, 2011 / 5:00 am

    Photo: Contributed   He says: I was reading about a trend in New York called, “Pop Up Restaurants.” These are the equivalent of raves for the food industry. A few people get together, find a location, renovate it a

Dirty Toes & Sticky Fingers

May 14, 2011 / 5:00 am

She says: This weekend will mark the official beginning of the “sunny season” at Rabbit Hollow. It’s more than spring, as it runs into summer, but it’s the feeling that lasts right through until September. You know, when we get to be outside and soak up the sun. Someti

Mumís the word

May 7, 2011 / 5:00 am

  Mother’s Day is this Sunday, but my Mom was just here for a whole glorious ten days from Easter onwards, so I got my dose in early. We got to just hang out, which is something we have enjoyed my whole life. My Mom and I like to talk – not just chat, but talk passionately ab

Pay it forward

Apr 30, 2011 / 5:00 am

    This past Thursday was International Pay It Forward Day. Do you remember the book and movie from a few years back, about the young boy who came up with the plan that people could accomplish amazing things if they helped people “just because” with the on

Banana Muffins- Easy!

Apr 27, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1/4 cup of softened butter 1/4 cup of applesauce (unsweetened) 3/4 cup of sugar 1 cup mashed banana 1 egg beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp Baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 cups flour 1 to 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2

Lemon Lime Curd

Apr 26, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 tbsp finely grated zest 2/3 cup of freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice (aprox. 2 lemons and 1 lime) 8 Lg egg yolks pinch of sea salt 1 1/4 sticks of butter (ie. 1/2 cup and 1/8)   Preparation: In a medium sauce

Carrot and Star Anise Soup

Apr 22, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 pound medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 cups home-made chicken stock 1 cup heavy cream Sea salt and freshly ground white pepper 4 whole star anise pods Preparation: 1.Melt the butter in a large

Buttermilk Pancakes

Apr 21, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 2 large eggs 1/4 cup melted butter 1/8 cup sugar (or honey) 2 cups low fat buttermilk 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp of Baking Soda 2 1/4 tsp of Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Salt   Preparation: In mix master or with a whisk, whis

Baked Halibut

Apr 20, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 6 Halibut Fillets 1/2 cup real mayonaisse 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1/4 tsp fresh minced garlic 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice 100g bag of kettle cooked plain chips 1 cup panko crumbs   Preparation: Wash and pat dry your fi

Food revolution

Apr 16, 2011 / 5:00 am

The other night I watched the new Jamie Oliver TV show on ABC, “Food Revolution” (Friday nights) about food in school and I thought I would give you my two cents on that theme. First of all, when I was a kid we were going to school barefoot in the snow up hill both ways&

Venison tartare

Apr 15, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients:   1 fillet from saddle of venison (Roe deer) hung for 1 week 1 tsp gherkins 1 tsp capers 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp chopped shallots 1 tsp anchovy fillet finely diced 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 free range egg yolk Tabasco sa

Easy Cranberry Chicken

Apr 14, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients:   1 can cranberry sauce (or equivalent measure of homemade) 1/4 cup of soy sauce 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp fresh minced ginger 1 tsp mustard powder 1 - 2 cloves minced garlic 1/3 cup brown sugar   Preparation:

Beet and Cabbage Borscht

Apr 13, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 6 cups water 1 can of tomato soup 1 large can of diced tomatoes 1 cup of vinegar juice of half a lemon half a small cabbage, sliced up thin 4 beets, grated 1 large potato, grated 1 med onion, diced finely 1/2 bell pepper,