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 …

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 …

Pureed Vegetable Soup

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For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This is a lovely soup that I like to make with veggies from the Farmer’s Market and herbs from the garden. It’s nice to serve as a first course or as a main course served with wholegrain bread and perhaps some cheese. Once the veggies …

Carrot Soup With Ginger & Lemon

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

I have been making this fresh tasting soup for many years and it’s always a welcome first course for dinner or as a main course with multigrain bread or soda bread (recipe below), some cheese, perhaps an English cheddar or Scottish cheese.  The addition of ginger & lemon gives the soup a nice zing.  Our local …

Shrimp Salad Sandwich Filling

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

I really like this as a filling for either toasted slices of brioche or for croissants. Add a nice bit of lettuce and enjoy.   ¾ lb. medium (90-130 count) shrimp, coarsely chopped or whole if you prefer 4 – 6 Tbsp. mayonnaise 1 – 1 ½ Tbsp. Dijon mustard Salt & freshly ground black …

Turkey Or Chicken Salad Sandwich Filling

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

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Turkey and chicken salad sandwiches are fabulous in my books.  I have made hundreds of chicken and turkey salad sandwiches using various ingredients and this one is a favourite of mine especially if you use fresh crop apples. Add some lettuce, arugula or mizuna and you’ll have a great sandwich! Makes 4 …

Asparagus Soup

Spring Soups and Sandwiches

When asparagus is in season, not only is this soup easily made, it is very tasty.  It makes an excellent first course for a special dinner or served on it’s own as a light meal.  I have made the soup using broccoli and it is also delicious. Makes 4 – 6 Servings 4 cups chicken stock 1 lb. …