Works every time!

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 by

Chicken soup with ginger and garlic.   Chicken soup that works.   Ingredients: 4 cups chicken stock 1 potato peeled and sliced to 1/8 inch thickness 1 tomato skinned and diced 3 clove garlic 2” ginger sliced 5 cloves 1/2  tbls thyme 10 black peppercorns 3 tsp salt 1 spoon white rice washed   Method:

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Midnight Nibblies

Sunday, 29 November 2015 by

Ingredients: 4 cups flour 2 1/2 cups small oatmeal 5 tbls Horlicks 5 tbls Nestum
 cereal 3 tsp baking powder 4 cups demerara sugar
 (don’t go easy on the sugar) 3 cups butter melted
 (measure and pack it down before melting) 4 eggs 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts – almonds, walnuts, hazelnut

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Oeufs à la neige

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 by

  Oeufs à la neige, eggs in snow, floating islands, floating dumpling, swans in lake …whatever you may call it the fact remains this is one of the best desserts out there. I hadn’t done it in so long that I had had almost forgotten to do it. This is the payment I had to give

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Sauerkraut and Meatball Soup

Monday, 05 January 2015 by

Sauerkraut and Meatball Soup   For the meatballs 2 cups minced pork 1 spoon uncooked rice salt/pepper a little dill and Italian parsley The rest of the ingredients: 3 clove garlic diced 1 onion diced 1 celery stalk diced 1 carrot chopped 2 large potatoes cubed 7 cups water 1 tsp Italian parsley chopped fine

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Saturday, 27 December 2014 by

          Ran out of bread? Don’t feel like going out in the cold? Having breakfast at 12PM and lunch at 6PM this holiday season? Do not despair. Try this easy French bread. Easy peasy lemon squeezy with a good bread machine. I’m not the one to be mucking around on the

                            Ingredients: 1 broccoli head – florets, stems and all, roughly chopped 1 leek – white part diced 1 big potato – diced 5 cups chicken broth or water (I like to use water) 1 slice or 1/2 cup of Brie with

Celery Soup

Thursday, 13 November 2014 by

                        A simple winter soup to warm those rosy cheeks and cold-nipped noses. A sure hit with the kids. Ingredients: 3 stalks celery, peeled and thinly sliced. 2 potatoes, peeled and diced 3 cups chicken stock or water 1⁄2 cup Brie or Camembert cheese

Dinner Rolls with Herb Salt

Thursday, 28 August 2014 by

                You will need a bread Machine and about 2 hours for this recipe.   Wet Ingredients: 1 cup milk or evaporated milk from the can 3 tbls margarine 1 tbls olive oil 3 tsp herb salt 1 tsp cumin seed 3 tbls white sugar   Dry Ingredients:

Season the Salt

Friday, 01 August 2014 by

At hand’s reach   The mobile collection of culinary herb pots placed on the deck strategically next to my kitchen door for easy and speedy access, of course. If I ask my kids to get some Oregano from the garden, they’ll ask me how it looks. My son only knows how Rosemary and basil look

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Lambs what? … Lambsquaters

Thursday, 17 July 2014 by

It’s that dusty looking weed in the garden that we keep getting rid off.                     Since it’s introduction into my kitchen, I’ve stopped weeding this wonderful plant. In fact I collect the seeds for the following years harvest. Oxalate content for lambsquaters is amongst the highest.