Red & Green Stuffed Peppers with Tomato Sauce, Basil Garnish

Stuffed Peppers

You just can’t help but love the colours of bell peppers!  I call for ground veal  but I don’t see why ground turkey, ground pork or ground beef would not be just as delicious.  A nice big spoonful of tomato sauce with herbs spooned over top would be just the ticket! Makes 4 Peppers 2 […]

Sofie Conran White Oval Dish, Masala Lamb Meatballs

Masala Lamb Meatballs

I stumbled upon this recipe by Jennifer Danter in an issue EAT MAGAZINE and thought “we like meatballs a lot and we like Indian food a whole lot”…sounds good to me. It calls for serving the meatballs with polenta…in my mind, not a great combination. I served it with basmati rice but I think it […]

Chicken Thighs Braised with Artichokes, Peas & Small Onions

Dreaming of Spring Chicken

Sure it’s not quite spring but I was doing freezer inventory and found a few things that should be used up. Now that the tarragon and chives have appeared in the garden. a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. I used chicken thighs because I had them but use whatever chicken pieces […]

Recipe for Panko Crumbed Fish, Sriracha Mayo
Appetizers, Mains

Phyllis’ Fish

Do you, like us, end up buying a box of Panko crumbs from Costco that seems like a lifetime supply?  Then…you will totally get our obsession to use them! We were in the mood for some Chinese Shiitake fried rice last night and really craving some fish to go with it. We picked up some […]

Italian Sausages with Local Grapes

Sausages With Black Grapes

This recipe is a specialty of Umbria in Italy according to Julia della Croce and comes from her cookbook “Umbria.”  I like to make this in the fall using local grapes from our farmer’s market.  I “tweaked” the original recipe just for fun! The beauty of the dish is that it’s so easy to put […]

Chiles Rellenos on White & Glass Plate, Red Sauce

Chiles Rellenos

Stein Mountain, one of the vendors at our farmer’s market sells fantastic poblano peppers. This coating is simpler than the traditional one with egg yolk and beaten egg white. You can add a bit of Monterey Jack cheese and serve with a dollop of sour cream.  You will have leftover picadillo but not to worry, […]

Barbecued Thai Ribs, White Oval Platter, Coconut Milk, Lemongrass
Barbequing and Grilling, Mains

Barbecued Thai Ribs

There is just something about pork in a coconut milk marinade!  I like to serve the ribs with a rice noodle salad or a Chinese noodle salad. Begin preparing the ribs the day before. Makes 4 Servings 4 lbs. pork ribs, side or baby back, divided in half 1 cup tinned unsweetened coconut milk ½ […]

Braised Beef with Star Anise, Chinese Noodles & Stir Fry Vegetables, Square White Plate, Chopsticks

Braised Beef With Star Anise

Chunks of beef chuck enrobed in a garlicy, gingery, star-anise sauce, sounds amazing right? You can serve the stew with either steamed rice or Chinese noodles cooked al dente then fried in a bit of oil until hot, making a sort of noodle pancake then top it with the stew.   When cooking an Asian meal, […]