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Marsala Memories: Sicilian Caponata

Marsala Memories: Sicilian Caponata

Last summer, Pete and I were in Marsala, Sicily to attend the beautiful wedding of our friends, Matteo and Giovanna. We were very excited to share our friends’ special day. As an added bonus, we had an “excuse” to go to Marsala, a town that […]

Curried Cauliflower Lentil Coconut Soup

Curried Cauliflower Lentil Coconut Soup

Someone rather perversely reminded me the other day that bathing suit season is coming. Ugh. Already? While the weather outside is not beach-like, I guess that it will seem like an instant before warm weather and being outdoors will be here. For the warm weather, I […]

Faux Pho: For One

Faux Pho: For One

I’ve had a bit of a love affair with Pho (pronounced fuh) ever since I had my first slurp of this beef noodle soup many, many years ago. There is something about a big steamy bowl of broth, noodles, crunchy bean sprouts and fresh herbs that […]

Poke Poke Poke

Poke Poke Poke

Pete and I were in Hawaii a few years ago to celebrate my birthday. The “State of Many Islands” is beautiful. One of the things that Pete loved was all the fresh fish! Since returning, it seems that every time I turn around, there is a […]

Perfect Party Pate

Perfect Party Pate

“Hi Elin, I’m having an Oscar party and I need an elegant appetizer. What should I make?” Are you looking for a luxurious item for your next Oscar or cocktail party? This pate is perfect – it checks all the boxes. It’s a snap to make and very […]

National Muffin Day: Blueberry Vanilla Lemon Muffins

National Muffin Day: Blueberry Vanilla Lemon Muffins

This past Monday was the Family Day holiday in New Brunswick, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan (yay to a long weekend!). Our American friends also were off on Monday celebrating Presidents Day. Two other provinces have holidays in February: PEI Islander Day is celebrated on the third […]

Slow Cooker Sunday Sauce

Slow Cooker Sunday Sauce

Why is it that Sundays are always so busy? Is it because all of a sudden we realize that this is our last free day to do stuff before Monday rears its ugly head? I’m not sure. For some reason, Sundays are filled with doing chores. […]