Farm Fresh Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

IMG_1757Recently we visited the Vockeroth farm in Alberta’s heartland and experienced some farm-to-table eating. We fed the chickens and reaped the rewards at breakfast the next day by scrambling those fresh eggs. Continue reading

Homemade Bianco with Icy Grapes

Bianco with Icy Grapes If you like white wine and herbs (as much as I do) make this homemade Bianco with icy grapes. The fresh herbs lend a woodsy flavour to the wine, not unlike Retsina; a delicious dry and earthy Greek wine. Continue reading

Mushroom Risotto with Fresh Herbs

mushroom risottoThis mushroom risotto has a scarborough fair flair. Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme play a starring role and add a fresh earthiness (is that even possible?) to this risotto. I love mushrooms and could eat this by the bowlful. It’s wonderful as a side dish or as a main course with a big salad. It involves a lot of stirring so I recommend having a big glass of cold white wine ready by the stove; you’ll need some for the risotto anyway. -bvox

Continue reading

Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops

Frozen. Chocolate. Banana. Pops! I wanted to call these ‘Nutty Monkeys” but that didn’t fly with hubby. These are one my favourite treats and flavour combos. The first time I had these was at Disneyland back in the 80s, which I’ve already raved madly about. It only occurred to me recently that I didn’t need to go to there to have them; I can make them at home, easily, and with ingredients I usually have in my pantry. Continue reading

Bee Stings with Vanilla-infused Sea Salt

Bee StingsMy latest vanilla indulgence has been infusing sea salt with vanilla bean seeds. It adds a nice note to both sweet and savoury dishes. I’ve tried it on my version of Bob Blumer’s Bee Stings, a delightful and easy appetizer that combines cheese, honey and truffle oil. The vanilla sea salt elevates this recipe to a new level. Continue reading

Spicy Grilled Corn Salad with Black Beans

Grilled Corn SaladWe’re leaving for Mexico soon and I’m more excited about eating good Mexican food than I am about sitting on the beach. This grilled corn salad has a great spicy Mexican flavour that’s tempered by the crunch of the sweet corn and the salty feta cheese. Continue reading

Key Lime Pie with Coconut Graham Wafer Crust

photo(9)Waylon recently asked if we could make a Key Lime Pie so I said sure, knowing it is one of the easier pies out there to make. If you really like lemon meringue pie, I think you’ll like this! It is like lemon pie on steroids – tangy and creamier. Continue reading

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 197 other followers