Category: Winter Comforts

What’s Been Cooking Lately…

  Well, the push is on!  Phyllis, the elf, has been baking up a storm, menu planning for Christmas and New Years, making lists, inviting guests, accepting invitations, putting up  the decorations and last and perhaps not the most fun, cleaning

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Toasted Hazelnut Salad With Dried Cranberries

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. An utterly fabulous salad! This is a recipe I like play around with and all are wonderful, especially the one with duck cracklings, croutons, Gorgonzola and changing out dried sour

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Pasta With Spicy Beef Tomato Sauce

A pasta dish with the Greek flavours of cinnamon, cloves and cayenne. These spices remind me of the first spaghetti dish I absolutely fell in love that got me started down the path to pasta addiction! The pasta is simple

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My Go To Quiche

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. The very first time I made quiche was probably in the 1970’s! I had invited a bunch of my “girlfriends” over for Sunday brunch and wanted to make them something

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Baking Day And Christmas Memories

It’s the time of the year I always look forward to so I can head to the kitchen and bake my traditional goodies for Christmas, plus a few new things to change it up a bit. Memories always arise when

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Basics & Tips

Winter – What’s In Season???

I know for a fact that Panforte is definitely in season! This is a traditional Italian confection that is a speciality of the town of Siena, Italy. You can buy the imported ones from Siena here, but it’s just not the same.

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Fall Vegetables and Sides

Braised Lacinato Kale With Pancetta And Onions

Not that long ago, kale was not part of my repertoir.   But after travelling to Italy the first time, I realized what I we were missing! I actually started growing Lacinato kale just to make this absolutely scrumptious veggie side

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Potato And Turnip Mash With Buttermilk

We call them turnips, other countries call them rutabagas and the Scots call them neeps! Whatever they are called, I like ‘em! Makes 8 – 10 Servings 1 ½ lbs. turnip, peeled, cut into 1” pieces 3 lbs. baking potatoes

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Golden Squash Pancakes

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Totally delicious with roast chicken, pork or if you like, as a vegetarian meal along with a salad. Makes 4 Servings 1 squash (either butternut or delicata) ¼ cup chopped

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Potato Latkes With Sweet Potatoes

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Absolutely delicious with just about anything you can think of! You can always cut the recipe in half! Makes 8 – 10 Side Dish Servings 5 baking potatoes (russet) 2

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