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Guyanese Chicken Curry

Guyanese Chicken Curry

Guyanese chicken curry has more flavour than heat. It’s easy and delicious but you do need to invest in some Lalah’s curry powder (it is simply the best). You will also need a large deep frying pan with a lid.

Souper Sunday: Borscht

Souper Sunday: Borscht

Borscht is messy and a bit time consuming to make but oh so worth it. I adapted Kitchen Parade’s recipe for Karelian Borscht (Finnish-Russian Borscht) by adding an onion, upping the garlic to 6 cloves and leaving out the sugar (I doesn’t need it). I […]

Souper Sunday: Lentil, cabbage and bacon soup

Souper Sunday: Lentil, cabbage and bacon soup

This is a modified version of Mediterrasian’s Provencal lentil, bacon soup recipe. You can see the original here:  http://www.mediterrasian.com/delicious_recipes_lentil_bacon_soup.htm. My version uses 3 slices of bacon (I like bacon), 5 cloves of garlic (I like garlic) and 1 tsp of French Herbs and a bay […]

Apple Butter

Apple Butter

I always liked apple butter as a kid but we didn’t buy it very often. Had we only known a crock pot (aka slow cooker) could make the stuff without much fuss then we would have made much better use of the apple trees on […]

Buttermilk Lemon Pie

Buttermilk Lemon Pie

Mmmmmm pie. Buttermilk lemon pie…double mmmm. Thank you to Taste of Home for a quick and awesome pie recipe. Just a quick note on buttermilk…it’s super good for you and is great for making biscuits, scones and coffee cake…and this pie! I didn’t change a […]

Baked Chicken Kabobs and Spinach Salad

Baked Chicken Kabobs and Spinach Salad

Baked chicken kabobs are quick, easy and great with a spinach salad. This meal takes 30 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake. Chicken Kabobs 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut in chunks 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp […]

Spaghetti Bolognese…Italian for Comfort Food

Spaghetti Bolognese…Italian for Comfort Food

I told my friend Paula I’d cook her dinner and asked her what she wanted.  “Spaghetti” was the response.  Normally I just wing spaghetti sauce with whatever I have on hand but today I decided I’d have a look to see if what I think […]

Quinoa and Kale Salad

Quinoa and Kale Salad

Quinoa and kale are great combined. Add in aromatic toasted almonds for crunch and dried cranberries for a hit of sweet to offset the kale and WHAM…yummy salad (even if the photo is a bit blurry…I was shaking from hunger). Ingredients: 1 bunch kale washed […]

Thai Tom Kha Gai soup with Chicken and Rice Vermicelli Noodles

Thai Tom Kha Gai soup with Chicken and Rice Vermicelli Noodles

One of my favourite Thai soups is Tom Kha Gai.  It’s a mildly spicy soup with coconut milk to add a bit of body and flavour. For this soup I used the Thai Tom Yum Soup spice paste from Asian Home Gourmet. It’s a bit […]

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are a favourite at our house and we’ve tried many recipes but the best one I’ve found is this one that came courtesy of a cookie exchange I did years ago with my “Mom + Tots” friends (they know who they are ;)). […]