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Curry Carrot Ginger Soup

Nov 23, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 stalk lemongrass (I use dried bits)

Comfort food season

Nov 20, 2010 / 5:00 am

I think we have gotten soft over the years. We live in a country that supposedly breeds hearty stock, folks who can endure the hardships of rough weather and other hardships that Mother Nature can throw around. Canada is a country full of remote areas where people must weather storms in any season,

Nacho Perogies

Nov 17, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 pkg frozen perogies 1 lb ground beef 1 bunch of green onions 1/2 cup chopped olives 1 green onion 2 cups of grated cheddar cheese 1 pkg of taco seasoning Canola oil Preparation: Brown hamburger and add taco seasoning package and cook as instructed. Take frozen perogies and

Crispy Pig""s Tails

Nov 13, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 8 long pig""s tails 2 onions, peeled and roughly chopped 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 2 sticks of celery, chopped a bundle of fresh herbs 3 bay leaves 10 black peppercorns 1 head of garlic zest of 1 lemon bottle of red wine 1.1 (2 pints) litres chicken or light stoc

Homemade Hamburger Helper

Nov 11, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 package of pasta, your choice 1 1b. of ground meat of your choice 1 onion 1 cup of salsa (hot, med, mild) 2 cups of Cheez Whiz salt and pepper 1 can of mixed vegetables Preparation: In a large sauce pan, boil about 2 litres of water. Highly salt the water. When boiling, add p

Thai Chicken Pot Pie

Nov 10, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 small onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 1 cup yams or winter squash, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 2 tbsp. canola oil 2 tbsp. red curry paste 1 can coconut milk 2 cups cooked chicken breasts/thighs, diced 1 c. frozen peas Salt and pepper to taste Pu

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Nov 9, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 cup of brown sugar 1 cup of white vinegar 1 package of onion soup mix chicken thighs or drumsticks Preparation: Mix first 3 ingredients in casserole dish. Add chicken to dish. Make sure all chicken is coated with sauce. Cover and bake. (Start with hotter oven 375 and covered). A

Prawn, Arugula & Watercress Salad

Nov 5, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: Watercress Vinaigrette: 1/3 cup white wine vinegar (or champagne!) 1/2 cup watercress leaves 3 Tbsp lemon juice 1 clove garlic 1 Tbsp grainy mustard 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper BC Spot Prawn Salad: 1 lb BC Spot Prawns 1 Tbsp butt

Beet Root Salad

Nov 4, 2010 / 5:00 am

Beet Root Salad with Toasted Local Walnuts and Naramata Blue Cheese Ingredients: 1 lb freshly harvested beets 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, lightly salted 2 tbsp unsalted butter 1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper 2 tbsp brown sugar 1/4 cup shaved red onion 1/4 cup red pepper, finely diced 1/2 cup Naramata

Black Bean Burritos

Nov 2, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 med. yellow onion 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped 1 lg red pepper, diced 1-114ml can diced green chilies 1-398ml can refried beans 1-540ml black beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup frozen or canned corn kernels 3/4 cup chunky salsa 1 heaping tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp ground cumin s

Artichoke chicken

Oct 30, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 can artichoke hearts 1 cup Parmesan cheese 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 tsp garlic powder 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts Preparation: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a medium bowl, mix together the artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise and garlic powder.

Good grief, time for the Great Pumpkin?

Oct 30, 2010 / 5:00 am

I settled in for a bit of couch potato time tonight and what should be on the TV screen but Linus and Lucy and yes, Charlie Brown. I had to smile as I saw Linus in the pumpkin patch, waiting for the Great Pumpkin to come. Today, kids would probably be more taken with the footage of Snoopy fighting

Stuffed peppers

Oct 26, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 6 medium bell peppers, any colours 1 1/2 cups grated cheese 1 can condensed tomato soup 1/2 medium onion minced 3 cloves of garlic 1/2 lb mild Italian sausage meat 1/2 stick celery, minced finely 2-3 mushrooms minced Preparation: Prepare the rice in advance (I like Basmati). B

Apples galore!

Oct 23, 2010 / 5:00 am

Well, believe it or not the summer is over and apple time is back. Most orchards are just picking the last fruit off the trees and soon will be closing doors until next summer. My daughter is now 17-years-old and like most kids that age, hanging out with Dad at a fruit stand is not as much fun as i

Pork wrapped in Prosciutto

Oct 22, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 6 Pork Cutlets Salt and freshly ground pepper 6 slices of Prosciutto 3 tablespoons olive oil 12 fresh sage leaves 2 tablespoons drained capers 1 tablespoon butter 1 lemon 6 ounces spinach leaves (washed) Preparation: Pork: Place each pork cut side down between sheets of plastic

Boudin Maison

Oct 21, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: Pork casing 4 cups pig""s blood 3 medium onions, minced 10 ounces pork fatback, cut into inch-thick cubes 1 1/4 cups 35% M.F. cream Leaves from two sprigs of thyme 1 teaspoon quatre-epices (four-spice mix) 1/4 cup chestnut flour 2 cups bread, crust removed, cut into inch-th

Fluffy Pineapple Cheesecake

Oct 19, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: Graham Crust: 1 1/4 cups graham crumbs 5 tbsp melted butter 1/4 cup sugar Cheesecake filling: 2 pkgs cream cheese 1/4 cup sugar 1 can crushed pineapple"drained" 2 pkgs dream whip 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup milk Preparation: Prepare graham crust and put in bottom and up sides of

Chicken in Wine

Oct 15, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 3 lbs. chicken pieces 1/2 cup seasoned flour (add your own seasoning to flour, I just used Mrs. Dash) 6 Tbsp oil 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms 1 Tbsp butter 1 - 10 oz. can mushroom soup 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup dry white wine (or Vermouth) 1 Tbsp brown

Butter Chicken

Oct 13, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 2 tbsp (30 ml) butter 2 tbsp (30 ml) tandoori or tikka curry paste 1 tbsp (15 ml) minced, fresh ginger root 2 tsp (10 ml) minced, fresh hot pepper 1 tsp (5 ml) ground cumin 1 tsp (5 ml) paprika 1 can (28 oz/796 ml) crushed (ground) tomatoes 1 cup (250 ml) 35% whipping cream 1-1

Easy Sweet & Sour Short Ribs

Oct 12, 2010 / 8:53 am

Ingredients: 2 lbs pork ribs 1/3 cup flour 1 tsp dry mustard 1/3 cup soy sauce 1 tsp vegetable oil 1 clove garlic (crushed) 1 inch ginger (chopped) 1/3 cup vinegar 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tsp salt 1 small onion (diced) Preparation: 1. Chop ribs into small pieces. Mix flo
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