Category: Summer Appetizers

Fall Appetizers

Brazilian Empadas

The famous Brazilian meat pies also known as empanadas!  We really enjoy having empadas in the summer either for lunch or dinner with a salad! They are excellent to take on a picnic or to a party as an appetizer (see below).  Bonus…they can be eaten hot or at room temperature! 

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Stuffed Artichokes

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I made these artichokes the first time we bought local artichokes at the Trout Lake Farmer’s Market.**  They were absolutely delicious.  Makes a fabulous first course followed by a second course of pasta, with fresh fruit for dessert.

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Barbequing and Grilling

“Tandoori” Chicken

I have made this recipe many, may times since I came across it.  It was always a big hit when I made it for events when I was a corporate caterer.  And it’s  so easy too!  We like to cook

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Fall Appetizers

Fried Zucchini Blossoms

When I read about fried zucchini blossoms years ago, I thought they sounded amazing!   So the first time I saw blossoms at the Farmers Market, I had to buy them!   My niece was a little unsure when she tried them,

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Seasoned Toasted Almonds

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. These almonds were always a big hit with guests at the receptions I catered & no worries about peanut allergies! To this day I often make them to serve as a quick appetizer,

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Asian Barbecued Pork

You could roast the pork in the oven or, my preferred method, cooking on the barbecue. The pork can be used not only as part of an Asian meal but sliced and served as an appetizer, cut up for fried

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Greek Lemon Chicken

I love this chicken! Whiffs of a Mediterranean summer, with lemon and fresh oregano. I have used chicken wings & made small kebabs to use as an appetizer. It is particularly good on the barbecue (OK, what isn’t?). Oh, did

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Roasted Peppers With Basil and Balsamic Vinegar

I make these peppers all the time in the summer. Everybody loves them.  Even when I think I have made too many, there are usually no leftovers!  Darn!  I love to serve them with marinated zucchini, cheeses, proscuitto & salami,

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Fall Appetizers

Roasted Tomato Crostini With Goat Cheese

I’ll bet I have made hundreds of these over the years! The delicious tang of the goat cheese and the sweet roasted flavour of the tomatoes along with the fresh basil makes a mouthwatering combination! Oh and they are  totally

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Pinzomonio, Italian Veggies and Dip

Here is a very simple, light and deliciously refreshing appetizer; especially good if made with produce from your local Farmer’s Market or your own garden! We had this as an antipasto in Panzano in Chianti a couple of years ago.

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