Beef Bourguignon

Time: 2 ½ hours On chilly days, there is something comforting about a big bowl of a hearty stew. This one is slow cooked to get the meat and flavours to really blend. The combination of flavours reminded me of Provence and just a happy feeling of being at peace. This dish and the music…

Chicken & Mushroom Stew with Wild Rice

Time: 60 minutes This is another dish Hubby made this week. He truly is a saint – he decided to use up what we had in the fridge and freezer, resulting in this absolutely delicious, healthy and fairly simple recipe. We have been having a very cold month (getting into the -30 deg C weather),…

Top Of The Morning Stew

Time: Crockpot – 11 hours; Stove Top – 4 hours A friend of mine who is from Ireland told me about her family Irish Stew, and it really peaked my interest. I decided to try a test with my family to see if they’d eat it for breakfast, so I made a revised version of…

Beef Stew with Parsley Dumplings

3 hours Who can resist stew, especially in the Fall when it is harvest time and all the vegetables are fresh? We are lucky to have one of the largest outdoor farmers’ market in our city. Every time I walk by the stands of fresh vegetables, I smell the onions, dill, garlic…. and I crave…

Star Anise Asian Beef Stew

Time: 2.5 hours Serves 6 This is a stew that a friend of the Philippines used to make for our kids. The flavours are amazing and the beef becomes like butter. It is easy to make, it just needs to cook for a few hours to get the full effect of the flavours. My oldest…

Quick Cheesy Dill Bread

Time: 1 hour “Can’t Fight the Moonlight?” – this cheesy dill bread will make you howl with joy! It is easy to make, never fails – I’ve been making it for 25 years (my Aunty Marlene gave me this recipe in a cookbook for my wedding gift) AND it is great for breakfast, brunch, lunch…