Tag: Main Course

Basics & Tips

2 “R’s” of Spring

Ramps and Rhubarb! Yes, we are up to our knees in both! We fired up the stove at #5 this week stocking up our larder and freezer using these delectable spring delicacies. You can’t go wrong with rhubarb muffins or rhubarb coffee cake.  A must in our house is making the annual batch of rhubarb ketchup. Ramps aka […]

Fall Mains, Fall Pasta, Spring Mains, Spring Pasta, Winter Mains, Winter Pasta

Braised Chicken In Saffron Cream And Pasta

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. If you like saffron, this one is for you! It’s saffrony and winey and yummy! When I make this chicken, I like to serve it in the Italian manner, I use some of the sauce to dress the paccheri/pacchero pasta (a very large tube pasta with […]

Barbequing and Grilling, Summer Appetizers, Summer Mains

Asian Barbecued Lemongrass Beef Wraps

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. A delicious, light summer dinner; perfect for eating outdoors on a warm evening! Or…you could serve them as an appetizer. I made a cool, refreshing cucumber salad to go with them. Normally I serve these wraps with Nuoc Cham dipping sauce but for a change […]

Fall Appetizers, Spring Appetizers, Summer Appetizers, Winter Appetizers

Meatballs, A Hosts’ Friend

I personally don’t believe you can have too many recipes for meatballs for serving as appetizers or whatever else you can think of!  These ones have all received 2 thumbs up!  Perfect party food to my mind! Spanish Tapas Meatballs These little morsels would be a big hit at any tapas party! The perfume of […]

Fall Appetizers, Fall Mains, Spring Appetizers, Spring Mains, Summer Appetizers, Winter Appetizers, Winter Mains

Anne’s Meatballs

When I worked at the corporate dining room, we made bucketful’s of these meatballs for receptions,coated with a sauce made from grape jelly, chili sauce and a squeeze of lemon juice; probably sounds a bit odd, but tastes pretty good! They were always a hit.  We also like to make them for a main course, making them larger and serving with different […]

Barbequing and Grilling, Fall Appetizers, Spring Appetizers, Spring Mains, Summer Appetizers, Summer Mains, Winter Appetizers, Winter Mains

Scallop Brochette

You can use prawns or a combination of both scallops & prawns or Spot Prawns, or one of my favourites, halibut cheeks! I really like this marinade and use it for a main course, or it makes terrific skewered appetizers. You can take these along to a party and throw on the marinade  for an hour then place on well soaked  […]

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

“Creamed” Carrot Soup With Cilantro

I think this is not only a beautiful tasting soup but is smooth, creamy & has a lovely colour. If you don’t like cilantro, you can substitute it with parsley. You will be missing the boost of exotic flavor though! The great thing about having Farmer’s Markets is the availability of wonderful, sweet carrots from the end […]

Fall Appetizers, Fall Mains, Spring Appetizers, Spring Mains, Summer Appetizers, Summer Mains, Winter Appetizers

Brazilian Empadas

The famous Brazilian meat pies also known as empanadas!  We really enjoy having empadas in the summer either for lunch or dinner with a salad! They are excellent to take on a picnic or to a party as an appetizer (see below).  Bonus…they can be eaten hot or at room temperature!  If you wish, you can add a few red chili flakes to spice them up […]