Tag: Appetizer

Summer Appetizers

Tomato Bruschetta

There is simply nothing like your own or purchased local tomatoes in the summer. I am a confessed tomato junkie and I adore these bruschetta. Tomatoes and basil…a combination sent from the gods! Makes 4 Servings 4 – 6 tomatoes,

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Basics & Tips

Make Some Meatballs

You’ve just have to say yes to these juicy, succulent morsels! When a friend posted that she was making meatballs,  I figured I’d better get busy and make some too! I’ve probably made  hundreds if not thousands of different meatballs

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Fall Appetizers

Honey Pear Crostini With Melted Brie

Simply  a wonderful combination of flavours for a delicious fall appetizer. Local pears, some fresh rosemary and a bit of melted brie. I make a stash of the Honey Pear Preserves to have on hand for a quick appetizer. 1

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Summer Appetizers

Caponata (Sweet And Sour Eggplant)

You just gotta love summer! It’s delicious! The recipe makes a lot, but it keeps very well, for up to 1 week. It’s bit time consuming but I think the end result is well worth it and you can cut

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Eggplant Relish Filled Cheese Tartlets

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Just because they’re vegetarian, doesn’t mean they aren’t delicious! Veggie appy’s are always a good thing in my books and the tartlet shells can easily be made ahead and frozen.

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Roasted Tomato Crostini With Lardo

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Never will I forget my first taste of lardo! It was in Panzano in Chianti and oh my, was it amazing or what. I might have been a little hesitant but

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What’s Cooking This Past Week

  Wow…I’ve had a busy week!  Time for a break to let you in on all the stuff that I’ve been cooking and we’ve been eating!  It’s “the season of the braise” and who doesn’t love that and a good

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Mushroom Crostini

For a printer Friendly version of this recipe, click here. Mushroom soup, mushroom pasta sauce, mushroom filled ravioli, so many ideas, so little time, especially for wild mushrooms! If you like, you could change things up a bit by adding

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Homemade “Boursin” Cheese

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Boursin cheese can be quite expensive and I think this delicious version makes a great substitute for the bought Boursin. Great on crackers or slices of baguette and it will

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Grilled Artichokes With EVOO, Lemon And Mint

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. We are lucky enough to get local artichokes from Glen Valley Artichokes at both Kits Farmer’s Market and Yaletown. The first time I made this recipe we shared the artichokes with our

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