Every summer we vacation up at the cottage in a little northern town called Thornbury. It is a sleepy little town but has some great pubs and spectacular coffee shops. Last summer I tried a Rosemary Shortbread cookie from our favourite coffee shop and was blown away as to how [...]
These omelets are so easy to make and very versitile. They make a nice brunch or a light dinner. I used two frying pans to make each individual omelets but one frying pan will do as you will be popping them into a hot oven to heat up again after [...]
I know we have already discussed this but my garden never ceases to amaze me. The fruits and vegetables that I am harvesting are beautiful, full of colour and absilutely massive. The zucchinis are the size of a small baseball bat so naturally stuffed zucchini are the fist thing that [...]
I love it when I make a meal and all I hear is "mmm, mmm, mmm, so good!" as everyone chews. This creamy dish did just that and it was extremely easy to make. Delicious and easy, can't get better than that. I have used low carb tortillas and they [...]
I didn't grown Arugula in my garden this year and I have to admit I regret that. All parts of the plant are edible including the seeds, pods and flowers. Next year Arugula will be a must have! Many of our meals just lately have included Arugula either in the [...]
Salads don't always have to be complicated and when you are at a bit of a loss for something different to have for lunch raid your crisper and throw something together. You might find you love the new flavour combination. For this salad I did just that. A little this [...]
Our fantastic weekend started with a lively little event at one of our favourite stores in downtown Burlington, Ontario called Centro Garden. They are a store with an eclectic collection of fabrics, interesting kitchen items, lovely seasonal items and impressive indoor/outdoor garden ideas. Centro Garden hosts a farmers market every [...]
I love a medley of flavour and this salsa is a spectacular combination of heat from the hot green pappers from my kitchen garden, the sweetness of juicy ripe Mangoes and the crisp, very mild onion flavour of the shiny purple skin and red-tinged fleshed red onion. In our house [...]
We went camping this past weekend and the weather was amazing. Probably the best camping weekend we have had in years. Three days and two night with no rain in sight, a beach bums dream come true. I am a big list person. I make lists for everything so I [...]
Jicama (pronounced HEE-kah-mah) is not a vegetable I would have thought to try but I am glad I did. It is referred to ad a Mexican Turnip, Mexican Yam or even Mexican potato. Chopped, cubed, sliced into fine sticks, raw or cooked, jicama is versatile and great in stir-fries, salads, [...]
This has been a week of kale for our family. Kale in salads, kale in soups, and kale in this smoothie. The reason for this is the kale growing in my garden is massive. Little shop of horrors if you will. No to mention the kale is in fierce competition [...]
This meal is so easy and so fast you wonder how it can satisfy your hungry crew. That is precisely the beauty of this dish. I used the kale from my kitchen garden and threw it in a little at a time so some bits were cooked but still a [...]
This scalloped potato recipe was an instant hit. I used Lancashire White Cheese instead of the cheeses listed and it was great. Use any cheese that strikes your fancy. A great opportunity to try something new. There are 19.6g net carbs, 6.1g protein and 9 Weight Watchers points per serving.
It was a lovely summer day today. Warm, humid and everything is bright green from the recent rain. A day that I prefer to spend outside than in the kitchen preparing a hot meal. I got home from work at a decent hour and off I went for a 5km [...]
This spectacular summer salad is very high in protein and adds beautiful colour to your summer table. To julienne veggies I would suggest purchasing a julienne peeler. They usually come with 3 different blades and are a handy little gadget to have around the kitchen.
When I was in high school my German language teacher had a moto, KISS-Keep it Simple Stupid. Now looking back I do have to wonder, was this her subtle way of telling us really what she thinks of us or was she actually trying to teach us a valuable life [...]