Tag: Homemade Stock

Fall Mains

Coq au Vin – Chicken Braised in Red Wine

My husband invited friends over for Sunday lunch. He suggested we make Coq au Vin and because we haven’t made this “French bistro favourite” for quite some time, I agreed! It’s definitely coming back into our repertoire! Over the years,

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Fall Soups & Sandwiches

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

There is something so tummy warming about the combination of squash with curry! The roasted red pepper drizzle is a nice, colourful touch. There is a very small amount of milk or cream to give the soup a bit of

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Fall Mains

Red Wine Braised Oxtails

Oxtails have to be one of my favourite things! They are so tender, unctuous and just plain lip-smacking good! This is a recipe I have made for years with a tweak here, and a tweak there along the way. Years

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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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Turkey Gumbo Soup

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here Guess what I found while rummaging around in my freezer?  You guessed it, the carcass from the roast turkey!  Some people don’t like okra; I don’t happen to be one

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Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. C’mon, give this a try! Brussels sprouts are my husbands’ favourite vegetable I think and this recipe is a hit at our house! This is a really excellent way to prepare

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Chicken Braised In Apple Cider

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. There is just something about apple cider (the hard stuff), in a sauce, then you have new crop apples add some great bacon and voila, a great combination! You might

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St. Patrick’s Day “Irish Lamb Chops”

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. A very easy dish to make for St. Patrick’s Day or any other day!  I’m a big fan of Colcannon (see below)  and think it would be a great accompaniment to

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Barley Risotto With Vegetables

Known as orzotto in Italy, this is a delicious change from regular risotto. The orzotto would be great made in the early fall as well, when we can still get local zucchini. I have substituted leeks & peas for the

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Fall Pasta

Tuscan Veal, Sausage And Porcini Ragu

What can I say, this is delizioso! A ragu that can be served with fresh pappardelle or fettucccine.  See below for link.  If we feel like pici with the ragu (a thick, long Tuscan pasta), I substitute a dried pasta called Strangozzi

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