Category: Good Things to Know

Microwave Lemon Curd with Fresh Blueberries & Appetizer of Picadillo, One Empty Cup
Baking and Sweet Endings

Microwave Lemon Curd

A gift from the lemon curd gods for sure! I use it as a filling for Phyllo Cups with blueberries, or for individual tarts using frozen prebaked tart shells. If you have time on your hands, make individual phyllo cups using

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Phyllo Cups

I find phyllo cups to be an extremely handy thing to have on hand to put together an appetizer or a quick dessert. They store well in the freezer and can be used for sweet fillings and savoury fillings. Not

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Zucchini Marmalade Jars on Window Sill
Condiments, Canning, Spice Mixes, Marinades

Zucchini Marmalade

It’s summer and that means zucchini and lots of it! Something I love is marmalade.  My friend Chris Brown makes amazing marmalade but sadly he now lives and owns a bakery in Matsuyama, Japan so it’s a rare treat when

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Photo Of Medalta Crock Used in Good Things, etc.
Barbequing and Grilling

How To Make A Basic Brine

After discovered the amazing, delicious juiciness of pork and chicken that have been brined, there’s no going back.  Sure you have to plan ahead a bit but the amount of work is minimal.  Both the chicken and the pork benefit

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Bowl of Carrot Soup with Ginger & Lemon, Mom's Flatwear
Good Things to Know

Carrot Soup With Ginger & Lemon

I’ve been making this fresh tasting soup for many years and it’s always a welcome first course for dinner or a main course with multigrain bread or soda bread (recipe below), some cheese, perhaps an English cheddar or Scottish cheese. 

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Photo Of Medalta Crock Used in Good Things, etc.
Good Things to Know

Microwave Scalded Milk

I am always looking for an easier way to do things and also a way not to dirty more dishes.  That probably comes from running a corporate kitchen, trying to cut down on dishes to be washed.  Whew, there sure

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Good Things to Know

How To Make Wonton Cups

Making these is pretty easy!  You can make them a few days ahead storing them at room temperature in an airtight container.  Have fun coming up with any number of Asian inspired fillings that you like!  A couple of my

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Knucklehead Squash, Baby Sugar Pumpkins
Good Things to Know

How To Make Pumpkin Puree

When planning to make your own puree, it’s best made with a Sugar pumpkin, not a Jack ‘O Lantern/Halloween pumpkin. Sugar pumpkins have a lot more flavour and are not watery when cooked. Cut your pumpkin in half, scoop out

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Turkey or Chicken Salad Sandwich Filling on Rye Bread, Carrot Sticks
Good Things to Know

Turkey Or Chicken Salad Sandwich Filling

Turkey and chicken salad sandwiches are so good! I have made hundreds of chicken and turkey salad sandwich fillings using various ingredients. This one is a favourite of ours especially when using new crop apples. Add some lettuce, arugula or

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