Pasta with a Pork, Tomato and Basil Sauce

One of my favourite pasta dishes. Very quick to make. I let the sauce simmer for 45 to 60 minutes. You could make this with ground beef, chicken or turkey, but I  prefer ground pork. I like using shell shaped pasta as it picks up all the little pieces of meat. Print Recipe Pork Meat…

Moe’s Birthday Cake – Strawberry Meringue Roulade

We celebrated Moe’s Birthday yesterday. Matt and Dana came up from Victoria and stayed the night.  By request, dinner was Roast Chicken with all the trimmings. Dessert was a Strawberry Meringue Roulade. It is a family tradition that Moe’s Birthday Cake/Dessert is always something with fresh strawberries. I’ve made this Meringue Roulade in the past…

Prawn Etouffee

My friend and neighbour, Barb,works out of province and gets homefor six days every three to four weeks. We usually have dinner with Barb and Clif two or three times when she is home. Monday night we had a belated birthday dinner for Barb. Clif grilled tenderloin steaks andI made a Boston Cream Pie for the…

Boston Cream Pie

This cake has been a favourite since 1978.    The recipe is from a little cookbook – Woman’s Day Old-Fashioned Desserts -Barbara Myers. I made this cake yesterday to take to our neighbours – Barb and Clif’s. It was Barb’s Birthday Cake. I can’t remember the last time I made this cake.  But it is always…

Gift Ideas – Weddings – Birthdays- Father’s Day …..

Looking for a serving board or a cutting board? Each of these four boards has a large surface area  and are just under an inch thick. They are the perfect size for a serving platter  or a cheese board. Available on our Maple Cutting Board Gallery  

Greek Dinner

Grilled Pork Chops with traditional Greek Sides Roasted Potatoes and Greek Salad Beautiful Frenched Loin Chops Pre-salted Tuesday Wednesday Morning Chops were seasoned with garlic, fresh oregano from the garden, lots of coarse ground black pepper and drizzled with olive oil. One hour before grilling, the juice of one large lemon was squeezed over the…

Bake Day – Homemade Bagels

Before I get to the Bagelsthough I want to tell you about my cute little bread basket.  I love this little canvas bread basket. It was a gift from my friend Monique (La Table De Nana) and I’ve been waiting for just the right opportunity to showcase it. (Thanks Monique) What better way than filled…

They Are Going To Put Me In the Movies…………

….and all I have to do is act naturally…. A couple of months ago I was asked by Deana Sidney if I would lend a board to be used in a movie that she was working on.  Deana is a production designer andshe is also the author of a wonderful blog  –  Lost Past Remembered. The…

Baking Steps …….Continuation………..

I needed to use up the remaining 2/3rds  of dough from Wednesday batch. I called Moe from work and asked him to take the dough out of the fridge at 3:00 PM so that it would be ready to work by the time I got home.   There was enough dough to make a pizza…

Baking Steps…….

I forgot to make a Biga last night  so I made it when I got up  this morning (5:30)  and   left it to develop until 1:00 PM. Added 12 cups of flour to the biga for a total of 14 cups. I use a Magic Mill that I have had for about 16 or 17…