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9 Non-Lettuce Salads You'll Love for Summer

If there's one dish you can't go a day without during the warmer months, it's salad. The bright flavours, lightness and crunch make salads a natural choice for barbecues, picnics and al fresco dinners. ...more
This is so great! The lettuce is my least favorite part :) Can't wait to try these!more

Cauliflower Chilli - Spicy Finger Food

Cauliflower Chilli also known as Gobi Chilli is popular and spicy appetizer/finger food available in most Indian restaurants. I remember my childhood where this was the first item from the menu that we ordered along with tomato soup every time we visited restaurants....more

Italian Sausage and Potato Foil Dinner

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a very good (nor a very ambitious) cook. Whenever I search for new recipes online, I always include the word “easy” in my search terms. Trust me, I would love to be a better cook. I’m sure I would be if I practiced at it. But I’m someone who prefers to seek out the recipes that allow me to stick a casserole dish in the oven or dump ingredients into a slow cooker with absolute minimal prep-work. That’s why I was so excited to make this dinner the other night! I recently discovered the concept of foil pack dinners and knew I had to give one a shot!...more

Prawn Egg Fu Yong To End The Year 2010

Looks like I couldn’t find a much better way to end the year then. It has to be a recipe, and an egg recipe at that. How very appropriate.Which begs the question: What would my first blog of 2011 be? I’ll probably have the answer in 4 hours’ time!...more

Wild Blackberry & Rhubarb Pie

Summer. Prickly berry bushes. Hot. Stained Hands. Sweet & Tart. These are all things that embody this pie. Blackberry & Rhubarb are two items that are an essential part of our summer treats. This pie is so very special to me. It features my mom's "Never Fail Pie Crust" and a slightly modified family favorite recipe for the perfect berry filling. I love the time and care that goes into making the perfect pie for someone special. This is typically featured on Father's Day or Independence Day, although we try to gather enough berries to freeze for a winter treat too!...more
Looks delish!more

Khoba Roti - Indian Focaccia

Khoba Roti is delicious,beautiful flatbread prepared using Wheat flour that can be served for lunch / dinner. I call it Indian Focaccia. Khoba means indentation in hindi. This is thicker and tastier than regular chapati.Traditionally this is prepared in tandoor but I have prepared it using the ordinary tava and it really tastes awesome....more

Grilled Peach Caprese

A Gouda LifeI have a confession to make. Not the kind that requires a Catholic priestbut one almost as serious. I’m in ♥ with cheese. Gouda, Mozzarella, Havarti, Pepper Jack, Goat. You too? Another thing I like almost as much as cheese is relaxing outside under a warm summer sun, soft breeze blowing, a nice glass of wine in my hand (okay fine, maybe two!)  along a great appetizer. ...more

Easy Individual Beef Wellington Recipe

Individual Beef Wellingtons are one of my favorite dinner party entrees.  They are delicious, guests are impressed, and more important than anything is the fact that they can be prepared early in the day, placed in the refrigerator and the only prep after your guests arrive is to preheat and put them in the oven.  This leaves you free to visit with your guests or take care of any other foods which need to be prepared last minute....more

7 butter recipes for all occasions

Butter is very common product in almost every family, it’s even hard to recommend how to eat it and with what. But actually we can focus more on the last issue.It’s common to add butter to sandwiches, porridges, pasta, mashed potato, fish, caviar or cheese. But also there are smart recipes to cook enrich butter with different flavours, for example with basil, Parmesan and sun-dried tomatoes. Why not? And to add to steak, pork on the bone, poultry, potato or fish....more