Tag: Appetizers

Fall Appetizers

Scallops Wrapped With Bacon

A New Years Eve favourite that may be a “blast from the past” but everytime I make them I am always reminded that some things never lose their appeal! I recommend that you use top quality fresh scallops; Finest at

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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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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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Chiles Rellenos

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Besides growing artichokes, Donna (Glen Valley Artichokes), also sells a number of other hard to find, locally grown things such as borlotti beans and fantastic poblano peppers. The coating is

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Chinese Style Barbecued Chicken Wings

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here.  Who just doesn’t like wings, sticky fingers and all!  Get out the napkins.  These make great appy’s too!  Don’t leave out the five-spice, it adds a delicious dimension to the

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The Times They Are A Changing?

Our “hood” needs help getting some soul! Here’s my vision: I want one or two new restaurants to come and add some life to our neighbourhood.  We need it! It doesn’t have to be cutting edge! Traditional food, well-cooked, open for lunch

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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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My First Arancini

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. The other day I was trying to figure out what the heck to do with that left-over saffron risotto from the other night. Having just returned from Italy guess what

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Warm Artichoke Parmigiano Spread

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, Click here. When I noticed on Facebook how many people made that Mexican layered bean dip for their Super Bowl Sunday appetizer, I was quite surprised! I mean, that is one old chestnut

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Dynamite Chinese Chicken Thighs

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. My husband gives these his “two thumbs up.” You can absolutely substitute approximately 2 lbs. of chicken wings. The chicken can be cooked in the oven on a rack, or

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