Appetizers

Slow Cooker Cream of Beets soup

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Have you ever seen a pink soup? I haven’t. Until yesterday that is. Eyeing a bag of beets in my nearly empty fridge, I decided that the last thing I feel like consuming is a cold salad. so I made soup. A pink soup. It is pink. It is delicious and it is pr-e-tty. On […]

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Dairy Free Pizza Flavored Quiche

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This recipe is an old favorite of mine. Every few months or so, when I am truly brain dead, sleep deprived, not in the mood or just plain grumpy (no, I am not in my period, I just gave birth, thank you very much), I desperately browse my old recipe collection for inspiration. At a point in […]

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Baby Countdown #7 Cucumber salad in Tahini sauce

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I have a confession to make. I have deliberately started this baby countdown with no real intention of finishing it. I was beyond certain that the baby will come quicker than my list of recipes will dry out. Well guess what? Tonight I am posting the last recipe on the list, bending to reach my keyboard over my […]

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Baby countdown #3 Greek Salad Flavored Cheese Ball

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D-day has come. And gone. Alas, I am still a hot air balloon. On the bright side, the baby has been moving well this morning. On the not-so-bright-side, I’m still a hot air balloon. Talking about balls and balloons, I wanted to share with you this recipe for a delicious savory cheese ball. It is […]

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Tortilla Pizza

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No, my camera is not back yet, thank you very much. You don’t really want to cook in this heat do you? I was about to post this tasty meatball soup recipe but then took one look at the pictures of the steamy bowl and gave it up. It’s just too hot outside for eating […]

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Simple and flavorful Bruschetta

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I was hesitating if to post this recipe due to it’s simplicity, but then I remembered that sometimes, the simplest, most basic of recipes are the hardest to find out there in the Wild Wild West (oh, wait,  is that the World Wide Web?). No fancy duck confit here folks. Bruschetta is a great way to […]

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Salmon Cakes

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    Crab or fish patties are always reffered to as cakes. I never understood why, but here is my version of these old standbys. Cakes or not, these are delicious, quick and easy to make and relatively economical too. I did fry them, contrary to my usual “no frying” motto but the result is worth it. […]

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Home made Ricotta style cheese

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  If I would have known how easy this is to make, I would have made my own Ricotta cheese years ago instead of weekly harassing my grocer to get me some. Seriously, it’s no hassle whatsoever. This cheese was made from a liter of 10% coffee cream that was about to pass date in my […]

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Gefilte Fish Loaf

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I initially hesitated naming this dish Gefilte fish which literally means “stuffed fish”. Traditionally made from ground carp or pike (or White fish), the seasoned fish ball is stuffed back into the fish’s skin, then cooked and served cut in pretty slices. VERY labour intensive. Jewish matriarchs had live carps swimming in the tub on holiday eve’s, pots and pans were filled […]

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Dip, dip, hooray!

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  Last Friday we had company for supper.  The crowd was an eclectic mix composed of one socially idealistic doctor, an  intellectual nurse, a globe-trotting goth inspired dental hygienist and a sensitive (seriously) IT guy. Strangely enough, even with so many interesting personas underfoot,  the conversation stubbornly revolved around the dip recipes. Parsley-tomato sour cream dip This dip was […]

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