Category: Spring Possibilities

Spring Salads

Asparagus Vinaigrette

Chilled asparagus with a lovely vinaigrette makes a  great starter salad and an excellent addition to a buffet table. Makes 4 – 6 Servings 1 ½ – 2 lbs. asparagus, trimmed (see below) 2 shallots, finely chopped 2 to 3 Tbsp. finely

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Basics & Tips

Happy Easter – Buona Pasqua!

Once again…our lilac tree is bursting forth and I’m up to my little ears in planning Easter Dinner. Even though I’m a lapsed Lutheran, a few religious days have stuck like glue! But… for me, those days are wrapped around

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Spring Pasta

Spaghetti With Green Onion Pesto

This is my take on “ramp” pesto as no matter how hard I look, I never seem to be able to find local ramps here in B.C. There was a whisper from a friend that they grow on Vancouver Island…need

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Fall Mains

German Style Meatballs with Ginger/Spice Sauce

Meatballs are hard not to like! They’re quick and easy and you can have a meal on the table in no time, and child friendly too! I think these are especially good with mashed potatoes, Colcannon (a mashed potato/cabbage combo.)

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Fall Pasta

Cacio e Pepe

This is the best version of Cacio e Pepe I have made so far, although in Rome, where the dish originates, we found that they used tonnarelli, a  thick spaghetti, instead of regular spaghetti.   I would recommend the Spaghetti alla Chitarra pasta made

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Fall Soups & Sandwiches

Mexican Meatball Soup

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.

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Fall Mains

Lasagne With Turkey Bolognese Sauce

Who doesn’t love a good lasagne?  The Turkey Bolognese Sauce is rich, aromatic and delicious! 1 batch Turkey Bolognese Sauce** 1 (15 oz.) container whole-milk ricotta cheese 3 cups (packed) coarsely grated whole-milk mozzarella cheese 1 ¼ cups freshly grated

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Fall Mains

Stuffed Peppers

You just can’t help but love the colours of bell peppers! So cheery! 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

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Fall Mains

Szekely Gulays (Meat Stew With Sauerkraut)

Being a huge fan of any kind of braise and Hungarian Foods, I decided to put together a veal or pork and sauerkraut stew. Oyama Sausage** makes their own sauerkraut containing only cabbage and salt. Make sure you rinse it well before

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