Category Chili

Crab Cakes, Southern India Style

It has been two months since we woke up at sunrise to experience the fishermen bringing in their catch of the day on the Cochin shoreline of Southern India.  The majestic Chinese fishing nets already at rest for the day while the lots were auctioned off to the highest bidder. Local folk who own food […]

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 […]

Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes

I am the happy owner of Angela Liddon’s vegan cookbook – Oh She Glows Every Day – and she has terrific recipes on her wonderful ohsheglows.com. And I also had the opportunity to watch a YouTube episode – Shop your Freezer First to Save Money ~ The Freezer Treasure Hunt Episode with Mairlyn Smith  and […]

My Canadian Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Before you turn away from this post and say, why would I make a barbecue sauce with blueberries?  Aren’t they too sweet? Isn’t blue the wrong colour for barbecue sauce?  And my favourite complaint from my husband, I don’t like fruit sauces on my dinner.  Well, finding this recipe, Blueberry BBQ Chicken,  intrigued me for […]

Sweet and Smoky Mexican Chicken — Oh, What Sauce!

I have rules when I try a recipe for the first time:  One, I follow the recipe as closely as possible.  Two, I accept all comments, suggestions, criticisms from family and dinner guests without getting defensive.  Three, if I don’t hear a complaint or suggestion, it gets made again.  This recipe was near perfect for […]

Shepherd’s Pie with Mexican Spices – Part 3

Another variation on the Shepherd’s Pie theme.  I started this series with a old-fashioned Irish Cottage Pie, followed by one with Indian seasonings.  In my Internet travels, I have discovered this Mexican seasoned – Chicken Tamale Pie.   This recipe is fun because a cornmeal/polenta-type topping replaces the traditional potato. Although I followed most of the […]