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Roasted Baby Beets with Mint and Cumin

I have always loved beets. It really doesn’t matter how they are prepared. In a soup, roasted, boiled, pickled, or even from a can. Just give me lots of beets!     My DH however did not always share the same love for this beautiful vegetable. You see, he grew up eating pan-fried trout with a side of pickled beets. For meals….most … Continue reading

Arugula, Pecan and Mandarin Orange Salad

Arugula is one of my all-time favorite greens. There is something so magical about each spicy and peppery bite that you just can’t replicate with the boring romaine or iceberg varieties that dominate the shelves at the store. Don’t get me wrong, there is a time and place for all types of greens – I do like romaine lettuce … Continue reading

Oh my…Sweet Onion Tarts

I love parties where appetizer/hor d’oeuvres are served. There really is nothing better than standing around the kitchen (because everyone knows that the kitchen is where the party always ends up) in good company and having heavenly little bites of perfection. There is nothing that really bugs me more than: 1) having that morsel of yumminess be super messy, … Continue reading

Not so authentic "Couscous Tabbouli"

Tabbouli is also known as Tabbouleh, Tabouleh or Tabuli. It’s a salad that is traditionally made with bulgur, finely chopped parsley and mint, tomato, green onion and seasoned with olive oil and lemon juice. What I really love about Tabbouli is that it’s so refreshing. What I dislike is the amount of time it takes to prepare the … Continue reading

Rosolje – Estonian Herring, Beet & Potato Salad

Rosolje is an interesting thing to eat. I find that you either really like it, or you don’t. I think it may have something to do with the fact that there is pickled herring in the salad. Pickled herring is a funny ingredient. I like to think of this particular ingredient much like I think of anchovies … Continue reading

Simple Marinated Carrot Salad

I love it when the weather becomes nicer and we can have people over to entertain. Whether it is a simple or elegant affair, there is just something so amazing about firing up the grill or stove and inviting your closest friends and family over to enjoy the sunshine. Having people over always means libations and nosh…and what better … Continue reading

Who’s a maid…Marmalade?!

I’ve always had it in my head that making marmalade was hard. I mean…growing up, I would always look at all the little wee bits of orange and citrus peel so delicately suspended in all that tasty goodness. Visions of someone slaving away at the kitchen tediously removing pith and cutting perfect slivers of citrus peel … Continue reading

Bacon Jam

Bacon Jam is a wonderful thing. I almost feel like the woman in the Franks Hot Sauce Commercial because I really could “Put that (insert explicit here) on everything!” I first found the recipe while perusing through the foodiewithfamily blog and immediately flagged it as something I just had to try. I mean – really, what … Continue reading

Homemade Bacon Vodka

When I first heard about Homemade Bacon Vodka….I thought to myself “WHHAAAAAAAAATTTTT?!”. At first, I felt a little nauseated. Then, I became intrigued. Anyone who knows me can tell you that I’m a firm believer that bacon makes everything taste better. So, is it really that weird to make several batches of bacon flavoured vodka? For … Continue reading

My Halloween pumpkin turned into something delicious…Creamy Coconut Pumpkin Soup!

Each year in my neighbourhood, a local realtor and her team does a food drive for our city’s food bank…and in exchange for a bag of non-perishables, gives out a pumpkin. In my quest to find another use for the annual Halloween Pumpkin (other than just for a jack-o-lantern or pumpkin pie), I decided on making a … Continue reading

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