Cassoulet

Time: 48 hours (over 3 days) Serves – 12 Cassoulet is a classic recipe that I only make once a year – partly because it takes a good 2 days to make it properly and secondly because then when we do have it, we appreciate it and enjoy it. This makes a big serving. This…

Clam Chowder

Time: 45 minutes Music Selection: Billie Eilish – Ocean Eyes This is truly one of the best recipes I make. It is simple, delicious and healthy! AND my family loves it – this is a big recipe as we love the leftovers (this recipe does taste better the next day)! I paired it with this…

Stir Fry Udon Noodles

Walking through the grocery store yesterday, I saw frozen udon noodles and was inspired to make something “I Love” and my family loves – udon stir fry. I nearly had all the ingredients – just needed some sake/mirin and bok choy. The rest pulled together into this amazing, delicious, healthy meal that was fast and…

Beef Borscht Soup

Time: 2 Hours I can’t leave a Farmer’s Market in the Fall without buying all the ingredients for borscht. As soon as I smell the dill and see the beets, I’m determined to make borscht. Quite often it is a vegetarian dish, but my grandma Katie always made it with either beef ribs or shred…

Lamb Burgers Supreme

Time: 40 minutes You can never be the “way we were” after you try these lamb burgers. They are so delicious with flavour and the added vegetables not only add flavour, they are super healthy for you – making them “supreme”. Music Selection: Beyonce  – The Way We Were Ingredients: 1 lb ground lean lamb…

Old Smokey Cucumber & Radish Salad

Time: 15 minutes In a pandemic, we need a miracle… I’m pairing Smokey R & The Miracles with this amazing, unique (made up myself recipe) salad! It is full of super-foods (microgreens & red onions), super easy and super smoked paprika delicious. I made this a few days ago for my family and we had…

Alive Again Salsa

Time: 1 hour; makes about 8 small jars Ok – it is week 5 of social distancing, isolation and quarantine due to the worldwide pandemic. To keep busy this week, my 15 YO daughter and I decided to make home made salsa. We even canned it. It is also Easter week and because we won’t…

Whisky Apple BBQ Salmon

Time: 25 minutes Some days we just need to chill, but we have too much energy. Here is some classic, yet invigorating music to accompany a classic but delicious dinner! Enjoy. Music Selection: Kashmir Led Zeppelin – Epic Symphonic Rock Ingredients: ½ cup apple juice 1/8 cup maple syrup 1/8 cup whisky (Jack Daniels) 2…

Bibimbap

Time: 1 hour (plus marinating time) This is one of our favourite korean dishes. It is hot, cold, spicy, salty, crunchy, soft, in other words – quite perfect. It is a great way to get protein, carbs and tons of vegetables. It is a bit of work, but so worth it. You will want to…

Fresh Herb & Mushroom Pasta

Time: 30 minutes This recipe is definite soul and comfort food. It is like eating fresh mushroom soup pasta. While you can make this with dried herbs, it is soooo much better if you can get fresh herbs and use heavy, rich cream. I’ve paired it with Angels, as this type of food truly mixes…