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Basil Mayonnaise

The hot and sunny weather has produced such beautiful basil in my garden.  I have enough for pizza toppings and making pesto.  But enough of pesto…what else can I do with it? It’s a beautiful shade of green and so fragrant. I guess I could make a homemade basil mayonnaise but decided on this summer’s […]

One-Pot Pasta a la Martha Stewart

It’s summer.  It’s very hot.  I hardly want to cook, but it’s pasta night and I need something simple to make.  I found this Martha Stewart One-Pan Pasta recipe.  Really? One pan? Can this be?  One dish to clean?  I have to try this out. The recipe is very straight-forward.  The only substitution I made was […]

Thai Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes

There are some recipes that I have been making regularly for over 20 years. This Thai Chicken Curry is one of those recipes.  My sister shared this one with me. I have made only one change which I have found enhanced the recipe.  Red potatoes have been replaced with sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes add […]

Butter Chickpeas

Well, I broke down recently and bought the kitchen appliance of the year — the Instant Pot.  At first I was taken aback by a pressure cooker-slow cooker-sauté machine plus dozen of other functions-cooker, but I was curious and wanted the challenge.  There are so many dedicated websites and blogs with recipes about the Instant […]

Coconut Milk Fish Curry with Tamarind

There are two ways I prepare for dinner.  The first is, choose a recipe, buy the ingredients and make the meal.  The second is, check what I have in my freezer or pantry and refrigerator and find a recipe that suits the ingredients.  Today I chose the latter, as I had some frozen haddock that […]

What a Jerk Chicken

I know I lean towards the middle eastern spice palette but every one in a while a new flavour intrigues me. A few weeks back my friend, Cheryl, raved about a Jamaican Jerk chicken she had tasted and I thought, why haven’t I ever tried that? And within a week, this recipe for Jerk Chicken […]

Spiced Beef Kefta, Moroccan Style

My favourite foods to prepare are the ones that conjure up aromatic and tasty meals that I have eaten on our travels.  In fact, I like to choose the countries that we travel to by researching in advance the local cuisine.  One of my fondest holidays of all times was Morocco in September 2013; I […]