Tomato Beef Barley Soup

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

I have been making this comforting soup for a long time. I adore barley & I adore soup so… I make a large pot of soup and  freeze the leftovers.  The good news is I usually have all the ingredients on hand! It can be made the day before and stored, covered, in the fridge.  If you …

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

There is something so tummy warming about the combination of squash with curry! The roasted red pepper drizzle is a nice, colourful touch. There is a very small amount of milk or cream to give the soup a bit of body and a bit of richness and a bit more deliciousness. Makes 6 Servings 2 …

Bourbon Spiked Pumpkin Soup

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

Fall is definitely here!  Think pumpkins, squash and best of all Halloween! What better way to begin a fall dinner than with a bowl of creamy pumpkin soup? I tend to use milk for a lightened up version, but you choose, depending on how rich and how thick you would like your soup! It makes …

Mushroom Beef Barley Soup

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

Soups like this one, make for a really nice, warm meal, especially on a cold, rainy or snowy night!  I often make soups on the weekend for a no-fuss meal or two during the week.  Crusty bread or rolls are all you need! Makes 10 Servings 1 Tbsp. EVOO ¾ lean ground beef 2 ½ cups …

Mexican Meatball Soup

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Spring Soups and Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

In Mexico, this is known as Albondigas sopa. Albondigas are meatballs. The soup is very, very good! If you like it a little bit hotter, use a hotter salsa, or add a finely chopped jalapeno or serrano chili when sauteeing the onions. Make some guacamole & salsa to serve with corn chips and there you go! Makes …

Red Pepper Soup

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Summer Soups and Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

I like using the last of the local red bell peppers to make this soup.  One of the  last whiffs of summer! During the rest of the year, hot house red bell peppers work well too. You could serve the soup as a main course or as a first course. I really like using Thai rice, …

Fancy Tea Sandwiches, Ham, Corned Beef, Roast Beef

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Spring Soups and Sandwiches, Summer Soups and Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

For a printer friendly version of these recipes, click here. Ham Salad Sandwich Filling So simple but an all-time favourite! Makes Enough Filling For 3 or 4 Sandwiches 6 to 8 slices of square sandwich bread, sliced regular 1 cup minced ham (in the food processor) 2 Tbsp. sweet pickle relish 2 tsp. Dijon mustard …

Fancy Tea Sandwiches, Seafood And Fish

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Spring Soups and Sandwiches, Summer Soups and Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

For a printer friendly version of these recipes, click here. Open Faced Smoked Salmon Rounds These ones look beautiful and add a nice “pop” to a sandwich tray. Approximately 18 – 24 open faced sandwiches 1 loaf of square bread, sliced horizontally 8 oz. of cold smoked sockeye salmon (Nanuk brand is very good) 1 …

Fancy Tea Sandwiches, Three Chicken Salads

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Spring Soups and Sandwiches, Summer Soups and Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

For a printer friendly version of these recipes, click here. Those of you who are not vegetarian, raise your hands if you do not like chicken salad sandwiches! In my life as a personal chef and caterer, I can’t tell you how many different kinds of chicken salad sandwiches I have made! I love them …

Fancy Tea Sandwiches, Cheese & Egg Fillings

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Spring Soups and Sandwiches, Summer Soups and Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

For a printer friendly version of these recipes, click here. To get you in the mood, here is a selection of my personal favourite fillings. There are two sources in Vancouver where I have purchased the square loaves of bread; Moore’s Bakery in Kerrisdale and Cobb’s Bread. You will need to pre-order a few days …