We’ve headed into fall and the remaining Romanesco zucchini need to be used…now what? I’d pretty much run through the “zucchini repertoire” and I needed to come up with something for dinner. There’s that leftover barbecued corn from the night before…hmmm. Here it is…kind of macaroni and cheese without the macaroni using zucchini and corn instead! […]
Brunch Baked Eggs
Here’s another do ahead brunch dish for a stress free host, you can be enjoying your Blood Orange Mimosa while brunch is baking! I don’t know about you, but around the holidays when entertaining can get crazy, we need all the do-aheads we can get our hands on. This can be made vegetarian by leaving out […]
Fall – What’s In Season??
There’s just a few short days left until…I know, I know. Summer is coming to an end and we move towards the end of the year. But it’s not all bad news! If you check out the list below of the goodies making their appearances at our Farmer’s Markets, we can actually jump for […]
Hawksmoor’s Pickled Red Cabbage
A recipe from the Hawksmoor At Home cookbook that’s become a standard fall thing at #5! We are giving this recipe a definite two thumbs up! The restaurant “Hawksmoor” is a London Steakhouse just around the corner from the Guildhall and I can tell you the next time we are in London, we will be […]
Curried Rice Salad
For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. If you are in the mood for the taste of curry, this salad is for you! We barbecued some chicken wings to have with it…delicious! And it would be great to take to a barbecue! You can add cooked barbecued chicken or Chinese barbecued pork […]
Thai Rice Noodle Salad With Cilantro, Mint and Peanuts
Such a refreshing salad to make for dinner or lunch on a warm day! It must be the cooling effects of the mint! To change things up, you could use Thai basil instead of the mint. This salad would go really well with Thai chicken wings, Asian barbecued ribs or Thai flavoured chicken patties wrapped in […]
Summer – What’s In Season??
Early summer to, alas, the end of summer. Or should we say, what’s not in season? This is just the best time of the year for a cook. The choices are endless and that makes menu planning both exciting and challenging. What to make, what to make? Cauliflower, Cherries, Lettuces, Potatoes, Herbs, Spinach, Strawberries, Apricots, […]
Spring – What’s In Season??
Early To Late Spring: A bevy of wonderful, fresh, local delicacies are coming into season. Once tasted, never forgotten! June brings juicy, jewel red strawberries with cream; just thinking about them makes my mouth water. Halibut comes into season in April. I love this fish, especially when marinated and barbecued. In May come the spot […]
Green Beans With Shallots And Lemon
For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This has been my go-to for making green beans for many years…they seem to go with everything and most people like them! The lemon adds a nice citrusy zing! When I make this with locally grown beans it’s pretty awesome! Makes 8 – 10 Servings 2 – […]
A Christmas “Lunch”
The “family” is coming to an early Christmas dinner a few days before Christmas. Just the five of us this year but nonetheless…we want to have a “proper” feast! I’ve been working on the menu and of course, it always seems that it’s the veggies that seem to present problems! This person doesn’t like that […]