Category: Fall Harvest

Sausages With Black Grapes

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This recipe is a specialty of Umbria in Italy according to Julia della Croce and comes from her cookbook “Umbria.” This is a dish I like to make in the

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Mixed Salad With Apple, Nuts And Grapes

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Inspired by Tessa Kiros “Twelve” cookbook, this excellent salad is easy to make and can be changed up to other nuts & cheeses, perhaps hazelnuts & pecorino Toscano or Gorgonzola

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Eggplant Relish Filled Cheese Tartlets

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Just because they’re vegetarian, doesn’t mean they aren’t delicious! Veggie appy’s are always a good thing in my books and the tartlet shells can easily be made ahead and frozen.

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Barbequing and Grilling

“Jerk” Pork Chops

The last time we barbecued the pork chops we both agreed; they are very, very good, quick and easy to put together and we are making them tonight! Mix up some Jamaican drinks, kick back and dream of those island

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“Tuscan” Fig Salad

The other day a friend dropped off some fresh figs from her garden… In anticipation of the fig delivery we had picked up some Pecorino ReNero and a bit of a French bleu cheese (they were out of Gorgonzola Dolce). 

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Chiles Rellenos

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Besides growing artichokes, Donna (Glen Valley Artichokes), also sells a number of other hard to find, locally grown things such as borlotti beans and fantastic poblano peppers. The coating is

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The Search For Perfection

With all the fruit at the Farmer’s Market, it’s pie making time! Plums, apples, blueberries and more! Years ago, when I had just moved into my own place, I decided that it was time for me to make a blueberry

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Anne’s Pineapple Shrimp Salads

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This recipe is in homage to the lady who hired me to take over at the executive dining room of a major Canadian bank, when she retired two years later.

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Barbequing and Grilling

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

The blueberries are in season and we’re making a batch of this barbecue sauce to slather onto pork chops, ribs, burgers, chicken, turkey or even fish! It will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and can be easily

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Roasted Tomato Crostini With Lardo

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Never will I forget my first taste of lardo! It was in Panzano in Chianti and oh my, was it amazing or what. I might have been a little hesitant but

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