Tag Archives: Pasta

Basil Mint Sauce

Basil Mint Sauce is great to have on hand and so versatile.  A taste of freshness.  I have used this combination as a marinade for roast Pork, Lamb or Chicken.  I have used it fresh as a dipping sauce for … Continue reading

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Tomato Pasta Salad with Tomato Salad Dressing

Summer time and the living is easy…..So is this recipe for Tomato Pasta Salad.  Take it to your next picnic.  Add some grilled meat or veggies on the side and you have a nice meal. Cilantro and cumin are a … Continue reading

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Killer Kale Recipes

What’s old is new again, and very healthy.  So much green, sure does a body good! Kale is on the chic list in all the fine and fancy bistros. Kale, everyone’s talking about it and putting it in and on practically … Continue reading

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Big Bowl Soup With Pasta, Pan-fried Butternut Squash and Garden Fresh Greens

This is a quick and easy whole meal-in-a-bowl.  Especially great when there is a sick someone in the house during cold and flu season.  This soup will cure what ails you. If you are not sick, it is a good … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Winter Squash, Spinach and Three Cheese Crepes

You are in the mood for comfort foods, passionately and creatively constructed for sharing with a house full of good friends, over a special glass of wine or two, with plenty of amusing stories, many marvelous memories and a full measure of … Continue reading

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Fabulous Leek Pesto

Pesto is a sauce originating in Northern Italy and traditionally consists of crushed garlic, basil and pine nuts and blended with olive oil and Parmesan cheese. The name “Pesto” means to pound, to crush, in reference to the original method of preparing of the ingredients. In … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Squash Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Squash or Pumpkin?  Both work equally well in this delightful recipe.  Who can’t go wrong with this awesome comfort food?  Serve this with on a chilly day with a light side dish of greens, a glass of wine and crusty … Continue reading

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Pasta with Red and Golden Cherry Tomatoes

What’s for dinner? Got lots of tiny tomatoes? Some pasta?  Pasta and tomatoes, what a great combination, along with a little cheese, it’s a healthy, nutritious meal.  This dish can be made in a moment’s notice.  It can come together … Continue reading

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Sweet Basil

Basil is commonly used fresh in cooked recipes. It is generally added at the last moment, as cooking quickly destroys its flavour. The fresh herb can be kept for a short time in plastic bags in the refrigerator, or for … Continue reading

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KD ‘n Carrots

My best friend Jenn is not much of a cook.  She loves food.  She’s not too adventurous when it comes to culinary skills.  Her idea of cooking is observing the cook from across the room while reclining on her sofa … Continue reading

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Spinach Pesto

I know the new Baby Spinach coming our way is so amazing at this time of the year, that many of us just use it in a salad to enjoy the freshness and the beautiful colour and the marvellous scent. … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Lasagna

The flavour combination of Sage and Butternut Squash is reminiscent of all that is good in the fall on a scenic sunny walk through a grove of hard-wood trees on a bed of freshly fallen leaves. 2 leeks or onions, … Continue reading

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Penne alla Zucca, Pasta with Winter Squash Sauce

Need an alternative to Tomato Sauce?  Take a look at this recipe.  Pasta sauce made with Winter Squash, taken from one of my favourite cookbooks which I will review soon, From Asparagus to Zucchini, a Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal … Continue reading

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Simply in Season

May I,  this week,  introduce you the one of the most valuable cookbooks you will ever come by.   Simply in Season, recipes that celebrate fresh, local foods in the spirit of More-with-Less, by Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert, published … Continue reading

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Local Bounty: Seasonal Vegan Recipes-Review and Giveaway

This week I am again reviewing another cookbook, Local Bounty: Seasonal Vegan Recipes by Devra Gartenstein. I know we have members in our group who will surely appreciate this book, especially when it comes to adding variety to a vegan … Continue reading

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