Category: Winter Comforts

Fall Salads

Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Meyer lemons were something we never saw in our markets here in Vancouver…but thankfully all that’s changed! Heck, even Costco sells them now!  This dressing is excellent and I make it often.  Whenever I find Meyer lemons, I pick up a

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Fall Salads

Anne’s Anchovy-less Caesar Salad Dressing

This one is for all of you who hate anchovies as much as I do!  I’ve sampled really fresh, marinated ones in Italy, sorry, they still taste like anchovies!  It’s OK though, my husband adores the little morsels!  The garlic gives it

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Fall Vegetables and Sides

Scalloped Potatoes With Roasted Garlic And Herbs

Crusty, creamy layered potatoes scented with roasted garlic and fresh herbs. Simple flavours but totally addictive! We even like the leftovers with eggs for breakfast! Makes 6 Servings 6 Yukon Gold potatoes (approx. 2 – 2 ½ lbs.) 1 small

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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 Soups & Sandwiches

Mushroom Beef Barley Soup

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

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Fall Mains

Chicken Stew With Rosemary Dumplings

I love making stews in the fall and winter months or even on a cool spring day when comfort food is what we really crave. My preference is to use fresh rosemary for both the stew and dumplings for a

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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 Pasta

Red, White And Green Lasagne

The colours of the Italian flag! I am always on the look-out for really good vegetarian pasta dishes and think this one is really, really good. Makes 8 Servings 2 Tbsp. EVOO 3 large red bell peppers, chopped 15 oz.

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