Coconut Meringue Cookies

Happy Easter or as I like to call it “Happy Eat as Much Chocolate as I Can”! I decided that to celebrate the spring weather and the Easter weekend I would make cookies. I actually made two type of cookies this week, oatmeal raisin cookies and coconut meringue cookies. The […]

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Piri Piri Salmon

This week is a simple yet delicious dinner option. All that is needed is piri-piri sauce. Piri-piri sauce is a Portuguese influenced African sauce that is full of flavour and will have you salivating just from the smell. Piri-piri is a swahili word meaning pepper-pepper. Piri-piri is a type of […]

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Shrimp Étouffée

If you are new to Cajun cuisine than I highly recommend shrimp étouffée as the perfect start. It is neither too spicy or complicated to make and is sure to be as huge a hit in your home as it was in mine. While I made mine with shrimp I […]

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Shepherdless Pie

Just when I though things were starting to get back to normal I caught a cold. I was in bed for most of last week and did not have the energy to post anything. It did give me time to come up with some great recipe ideas and today I […]

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Potato Leek Soup

The weather outside is frightening, ok maybe not frightening but close enough. Right now it is pouring out and has been considerably miserable and wet for the last few days. Before that it had snowed and the forecast is calling for more snow this weekend! I think someone needs to […]

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Cabbage Roll Soup

Whew! it has been one of those weeks. I feel the need for a vacation coming on but in the meantime I will have to relax and take it easy at home and that is where this weeks recipe comes in handy. Do you ever feel the need to just […]

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Red Velvet Pancakes

Don’t give me roses or a box of chocolate. Food, especially good home cooked food is the way to my heart. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I thought I would make something for the loved ones in my house and pancakes are a sure way to make anyone […]

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Chinese Tea Eggs 茶叶蛋

It’s snowing here. If you know anything about the west coast of Canada you will know that it rarely snows here, especially in February. As I sit in my warm house watching the soft flakes fall I am reminded of the time when snow fell on Shanghai about 12 years […]

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Moussaka Stuffed Eggplant

Ugh, computers. Apparently my storage is full even after removing folders full of photographs onto an external drive. Makes it hard to edit new photographs and have a blog post ready to go when I want it to. Finally got enough files removed and was able to complete this post with […]

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Lemon Coconut Muffins

I’ve had a container of shredded coconut sitting in my refrigerator for nearly a month. I had originally meant to use it to make macaroons over Christmas but never got around to it. I also had several lemons that were starting to turn hard and needed to be used before […]

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