Tag: Recipe

Portuguese Egg tarts (Nata)

They may not be pretty, but they are oh, so good. A few years ago now I had the opportunity to spend close to three weeks in Lisbon.  The trip was unexpected and I had done almost no research.  Portugal was not on my “must see” list and I certainly hadn’t expected to be there

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Easy One Pan Salmon and Asparagus With Herb Butter

Why didn’t I think of this sooner? Every single time we have a discussion at home about eating healthier fish races to the top of the list.  We make our list, head off to the store (typically Costco) and fill our freezer with any assortment of fish that is preferably a sustainable catch and ethically

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Rhubarb, Beet, and Blood Orange Salad

I promised a vegetarian recipe and here it is. Unexpected and born out of necessity I was pretty pleased with how this turned out. This has been an unpredictable and crazy summer following the exact same kind of year. Don’t let the travel blogs fool you, there is lots going on and it has been

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Roasted Beets With Goat Cheese And A Balsamic Vinegar Drizzle

So the recipe is pretty much in the title but let me tell you about this anyway.   It all started with a trip to Costco. Actually it didn’t, it all started when I accidentally found myself in the middle of a store that sold only olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  I remember passing it

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I Made Glue

In the interest of being transparent and real, brace yourselves:  most of the time I’m making this up as I go along. For example, tonight we are having a potluck dinner themed “food from a book or movie”.  I picked spaghetti and meatballs from Lady and The Tramp thinking that would be a super easy

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Ghost Peppers, Hot Sauce, And A Visit To the Nut Farm.

Unplanned moments typically turn into the best adventures. We carved out a long weekend away to visit Prince Edward County, catch a little sun and fresh air, drink a little wine, sleep in and slow down.  Perfect weekend and we did just that, everything to plane except for Terry. That’s not his real name, but

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Bocconcini Bird’s Nests

When my kids were little, little enough to have been impressed by food that looked somethings else, I was just plain too tired to be creative.  Isn’t that always the way?  Kind of like when you come up with the perfect response to someone an hour after you needed it? I have loved being a

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Roasted Radishes with Balsamic Vinegar and Honey Recipe

So, you won’t believe this one.  I certainly didn’t. This is the best time of year to go grocery shopping, everything is fresh from the local farms.  Deep leafy greens, sweet corn, green beans, new potatoes, even zucchini.  All of it, and much of it selling for in season prices which roughly translates to our

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Grilled Fish Recipe

I have a complicated relationship with fish. I want to like it, I really, really want to love it.  I want to serve non battered and deep fried fish to my family twice a week just like all of the healthy food guides recommend.  I want the benefit of all of those healthy oils in

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Black Bean and Quinoa Soup

Something unexpected and quite lovely has been unfolding in our home and kitchen these past months.   When you have children your home can become a bit like Grand Central Station with people coming and going all of the time.  Some people visit once or twice, others become “regulars” like Cliff and Norm from Cheers

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