Monthly Archives: January 2012

Cauliflower Soup with Cheese and Prosciutto

Remember that stack o’ cookery books I got for Christmas? Well, here’s another recipe from one o’ them; this time Nadia G’s Cookin’ for Trouble. Miss G calls this Aged Cheddar Cauliflower Soup, and uses pancetta. I had two packets … Continue reading

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Actually… not just ketchup, but ketchup with a bit of a kick! Ketchup that doesn’t require bushels of farm-fresh tomatoes. Ketchup that you can make at home without too much bother – except mebbe for having a splatter screen. Ketchup … Continue reading

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Parfait! Lemon-Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

When I first made this dressing, I was really amazed at how much better it tasted than store bought, and how insanely easy it was to make; so when I came across a chicken past salad recipe calling for lemon-poppy … Continue reading

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Baked Salmon With Toasted Pecan Relish

*Sigh* It’s a kinda long story. This was supposed to be ‘roasted salmon with walnut-pepper relish’ from the nice folk at; but I had wild salmon filets, not a 2 to 3 pound piece. OK, no worries, it’ll be … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Poutine

I meant to follow the recipe, I really did! Nadia G made these Oh! so good looking sweet potato fries with gravy and cheese curds that I thought would be just the thing for my spiffy new mini deep fryer. … Continue reading

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Smothered Pork Chops

There I was, brandy-new Christmas cookbook and a tasty looking recipe for sweet potato poutine; french fried sweet potato slices with gravy and cheese curds – but what about the rest of dinner? I had two nice pork chops all … Continue reading

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Chicken Scarpariello

So, I’m minding my own business, reading a murder mystery, and WHAM! The heroes pause for takeout Italian that I’ve never heard of… a quick trip to da Google filled in my knowledge gap, and, conveniently, provided a use for … Continue reading

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Parfait! Festive Figgy Pudding Cake

And yes – I am calling it festive because of the red and green jimmies. When last I made this neat little take on tradition, I followed the recipe pretty closely – from starting with a boxed spice cake mix … Continue reading

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Hush! Puppeh

Not really. OUR puppeh, Shiloh, is pretty darned good about not being too barky – and we’ve trained him to go to his blanket while we’re at the table. He does get a treat after we’re done if he’s been … Continue reading

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The Best! Cole Slaw

I love a good cole slaw. Rich? Not so much. So, when he said that corned beef sounded good for New Year’s Day – meaning, of course, corned beef and cabbage – I figured it the perfect opportunity to try … Continue reading

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