Monthly Archives: November 2011

TUNA TAPENADE … so good you can’t stop eating it

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This recipe for tuna tapenade is a classic Mediterranean combination of tuna, olives, lemon zest plus a few other magic ingredients.  It is so good you will find you just can’t stop eating it.  Serve it to your friends and … Continue reading

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HOW TO MAKE A GREAT TOMATO SAUCE …EVERYTIME!

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A few days ago I received this query from Erika. Hi – thank you for these helpful post. I didn’t realize there were that many angles to a sauce and ways to correct problems. One thing I’ve had trouble with … Continue reading

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SPICY KOREAN PORK TENDERLOIN WITH ASIAN COLESLAW REDUCE THE SALT!!! A CHANGE IN THE RECIPE

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This is exotic and delicious recipe.    When I want to make something with an Asian flavour it’s my very favorite.    However, I feel the dressing for the Asian Coleslaw  has too much salt.      I suggest you … Continue reading

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AVOCADO CORN SALAD

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This is a refreshing make ahead salad.  Corn kernels are lightly cooked just to develop their flavor.  Then mixed with chunks of smoky roasted chiles,bell peppers, luxurious avocado and crunchy sharp scallions.  To make two or three days in advance, … Continue reading

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FOUR ONION SOUP … a wedding soup for 150 guests

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A celebration of love. An occasion filled with joy. A North country camp wedding for AJ and Sean. The first course to be prepared by the family.  An epic undertaking.   How do you make  Soup for 150 wedding guests?  … Continue reading

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LUSCIOUS LEMON MERINGUE PIE … a recipe from the past

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The Good Husband was barbecuing.   I wanted to end the evening with a flourish.  Mouth puckering, I’ll have just a tiny slice more, Lemon meringue pie.  For my gardening guru friend Dellis, the dessert evoked memories of her Mother’s pie.  … Continue reading

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POTATOES AND CHICKEN WITH OLIVES, LEMON AND PARSLEY

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My dear friend Biscuit loves any dish with potatoes.    She was addicted to the butter-roasted  potatoes we served at ROXY’S BISTRO.  Biscuit would order them  lavished with butter-milk dressing, as a side dish.  I made this dish to take to … Continue reading

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HOW TO MAKE CREME FRAICHE AT HOME

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This is a recipe for an economical alternative to commercial crème fraîche.  It’s a delicious alternative to commercial ice cream  when you want an elegant fruit dessert.   Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries  – grab a punnet of your favorite berries,then drizzle this … Continue reading

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SODA BREAD WITH CURRENTS … so easy to make it’s magic.

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Not everyone has the time, the skill,  or the ambition to bake their own bread.  This recipe is amazing.   It is unbelievably quick and easy. YOU CAN MAKE IT IN LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES!    It is unbelievably delicious.  Just … Continue reading

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CLASSIC MACS AND CHEESE RECIPE

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My brother-in-law and his family were moving back into their old house.  They had moved out six months ago and embarked on extensive renovations.    Today was moving day and  I wanted to ease the pain by delivering supper.  Something that … Continue reading

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