Category Archives: Pork & Lamb

A Seasonal Menu for March

A Menu for March Burrata with Peppers in Olive Oil and Capers Crostini with Cicerchia and Dandelion Greens Smoked Black Cod with Arugula, Leeks and Potatoes in a Grainy Mustard Vinaigrette Braised Mint Lamb Shanks with Green Pea Risotto Olive … Continue reading

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Grilled Lamb Popsicles with Salsa Verde – Day 9 of the 12 Days of Canapés – 2012

So far the Christmas vacation has been very relaxing around here. Perhaps a bit too relaxing. I have been spending quite a bit of time lounging around reading biographies, laying by the pool and drinking margaritas, wandering around the small … Continue reading

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Bacon and Radicchio Tart with Gruyère Cheese and Thyme – Day 7 of the 12 Days of Canapés – 2011

This is a recipe that is brand new to my cooking repertoire but has quickly muscled its way to the top of my favourite hors d’oeuvres list. I spotted this beautiful tart online over at Gilt Taste and I was … Continue reading

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Lemongrass and Chilli Chicken on Endive – Day 2 of the 12 Days of Canapés – 2011

Photo courtesy of Pink Monkey Studios Just a quick post to share an hors d’oeuvre recipe that is simple, quick to make, full of big flavours and is easy on the pocketbook to boot. It also has the added bonus … Continue reading

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Escarole and Conchigliette Soup with Parmesan Meatballs

We are home. Home sweet home. We arrived home to see Vancouver in all of her autumnal glory. Cool and crisp temperatures, red and gold leaves still clinging to the trees, brisk breezes and even some snow on the mountains! … Continue reading

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Alsatian Onion and Bacon Tartlets – Day 2 of the 12 Days of Canapés – 2010

Here is a recipe that has appeared before on this blog but it was way back last January. And no list of seasonal canapé recipes would be complete without these wonderful, flavourful, easy-to-do-ahead, straight forward tartlets.

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Dried Cherry Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Baby Potatoes and Bacon and Sherry Vinaigrette

Last night we hosted a very special birthday dinner here at the house. It was a small group of us, only nine people, but the birthday girl was surrounded by her daughter, two granddaughters, a dear friend, a grandson (through … Continue reading

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Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fig Sauce

The figs are ripe! I have been watching with a wee bit of envy as all of the east coast bloggers write of the beautiful figs that they have been enjoying for well over a month. Here, in Vancouver, we … Continue reading

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