Archives: Recipes

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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Baking and Sweet Endings

Hot Crossed Biscuits

Great for Easter or any other time you get a craving! I normally make Hot Crossed Buns but when I don’t I make these Hot Crossed Biscuits instead… 2 cups unbleached flour 4 tsp. baking powder 1 Tbsp. packed brown

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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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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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