Recipe: Chilli salmon & cashew-curry vegetables

I finally remembered to write down a recipe as I made it! Posting it here in case I decide to recreate it, which I believe I will do in the near future. This meal was stellar! Chilli Salmon: 12 to 20 ounces of salmon filets. (This marinade will do enough for 2-4 people.) Mix the…

Mardi, trop de Gras

It’s Shrove Tuesday and while no one in this house religiously celebrates either Easter or its antecedent, Lent, we always enjoy an excuse to eat pancakes. In our house while growing up, “Pancake Day” meant a feast of crêpes, those really flat pancake-like creatures that can be rolled up with an assortment of treasures inside…

A chocolatey post for Valentine’s Day

I posted this on my Facebook feed, but since FB is such a limited sphere of influence and since I can never find anything of importance that I’ve posted more than a week after I’ve posted it, I’m also posting it here, so that I can locate it again. It seemed topical, on this day…

Recipe: Roasted tomato pasta sauce (super-easy!)

Like most families, we don’t have a lot of spare time. Also like (or at least, I want to believe like) most families, we try valiantly to eat healthily and with as little processed food as possible. This becomes even more critical when two of the individuals are watching their food intake for the purposes…

Dundonian Shortbreads

Recipe courtesy of David Dempster A good friend gave us this recipe, which I have made far too frequently as of late, much to the delight of the folks at John’s office (hi guys!). As requested, here’s how to make Dundonian shortbreads (Dundonian = someone from Dundee, Scotland, in case you were perplexed). Prep. and…

More baking – Rustic Italian Bread with bruschetta

I seem to be on a morning baking and food prep kick. Probably has to do with the fact that it’s something Katherine enjoys and takes care of supper all at once, leaving me free to work during the afternoon and evening. Yesterday’s creations were Rustic Italian Bread and Tomato-Zucchini Bruschetta. Recipes below…. Rustic Italian…

Ah Zuke! Et encore zuke! – zucchini bread revised

Yeah, it’s a stupid pun, but if you know any French at all, you might just get it. Zucchini are everywhere these days. I planted a plant in the middle of my flower bed this summer (please don’t ask why) and ignored it. For my pains, I am over-run with squash. Luckily, I like them…