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Category: Appetizers

Lucky Lentil Soup

Lucky Lentil Soup

  I started off 2017 with Red Lentil Ragu, so I guess it is only fitting that I end the year with a Red Lentil recipe. Italians are superstitious. For the incoming New Year, you must wear red underwear for luck. The underwear has to […]

Relaxed Gravlax & Barbershop Medicine

Relaxed Gravlax & Barbershop Medicine

Holiday time! Oh, it’s on! There will be parties aplenty, special cocktails to make and meals to prepare! My friends, Mattias and Joakim over at Cocktail Detour, and I were chatting the other day about special things to make for celebrating the holidays. As they […]

Fresh and Fast Corn Avocado Tomato Salad

Fresh and Fast Corn Avocado Tomato Salad

Happy US Thanksgiving, American friends! Fun facts: Americans consume 400 million pounds of cranberries a year and 20% of this number is consumed during Thanksgiving. 46 million turkeys are consumed in the US during Thanksgiving. Since the first 3-day feast held to celebrate a bountiful harvest […]

EZ Tzatziki

EZ Tzatziki

A few posts back, we made Fast Easy Mediterranean Chicken and a Greek Veggie Salad. I realized at the time that, although I took the quick (read no time and slightly lazy) way and used tzatziki from the grocery store, tzatziki sauce is actually quite easy […]

Italian Summer Bites

Italian Summer Bites

It’s a long weekend, Ontario (and British Columbia, Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Nunavut and Northwest Territories)! Enjoy the day off! Get together with some friends! Make some cocktails and enjoy the outdoors. I will be spending today flying back from Italy where we […]

White Bean Dip

White Bean Dip

Last minute guests dropping by? Want to give your wrap or sandwich a little lunchtime love? Want to switch up your usual refried beans and tortilla chips? Stock this White Bean Dip in your fridge and it will do triple (or more) duty. This dip is a […]

Baked Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Dip

Baked Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Dip

I have a confession, I have never met a potato I didn’t like! Maybe it’s from being half Irish on my mother’s side. Who doesn’t like potatoes? I love potato chips, Tuesday, March 14 is National Potato Chip Day. What?! National Potato Chip Day?!!! Yes! […]