Tag: Nuts

Kitchen Sink

Pesto: What’s in a Name?

It seems to be everywhere…and not just the molto famoso “Ligurian” pasta with potato and green beans or with trofie pasta but dribbled or drizzled on anything you can imagine. But is that really “pesto?” Or, has the term “pesto,” which derives from the Italian pestare, meaning to pound or grind using a mortar and […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

Apple And Grape Quick Bread

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Oh it’s definitely fall…grape harvest, apple harvest…baking, baking, baking! We have lift off! Quick breads are such a good thing for breakfast, afternoon tea or dessert. Recipe inspired by The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. I think I might just add 1/8 tsp. of cardamom the next […]

Fall Salads

Mixed Salad With Apple, Nuts And Grapes

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Inspired by Tessa Kiros “Twelve” cookbook, this excellent salad is easy to make and can be changed up to other nuts & cheeses, perhaps hazelnuts & pecorino Toscano or Gorgonzola dolce. Right now is apple season, local grape season and local nuts are available so […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

Walnut Shortbread

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. In my former chef life, we made all sorts of cookies, probably by the thousands! These ones have long been a favourite! Nice and delicate. I especially like to serve them with fresh fruit during the summer when there are lots of berries, peaches, nectarines […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

Mom’s Banana Bread

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. My mother made this a lot when we were kids. God knows where she got the recipe, but it is still my favourite. She always spread a little butter on the slices. It’s fat free! 3 very ripe bananas ¾ cup sugar 2 eggs, lightly […]

Summer Salads

Basmati Rice Salad With Currants And Cashews

A very tasty salad, great served with my “Tandoori” chicken, see link below.  Would be great to take to a picnic too! Makes 8 Side Dish Servings 4 cups water 2 cups brown basmati rice 1 1/3 cups thinly sliced green onions 1 ½ cups thinly sliced celery ¾ cup minced fresh parsley (either flat-leaf […]