Posts

Orange & Cumin Vinaigrette

An easy vinaigrette, bright and vibrant, just fresh-squeezed orange and lemon combined with the earthy spice called cumin. Orange and cumin are a magical combination! Real Food, Fresh & Fruity. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Great for Meal Prep.

Spicy Raisin Sauce for Ham Recipe

My grandmother's recipe for the cinnamon- and ginger-spiked raisin sauce always-always served with the Easter ham, the Christmas ham, the Sunday ham. (You get the picture. That said, my favorite way to use Spicy Raisin Sauce is drizzled over a ham steak for an easy weeknight supper!) It's a "found" recipe: old-fashioned and 21st-century perfect, both at the same time. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ COMPLIMENTS! "It's perfect [for Easter ham] ... a timeless classic!" ~ Pamela Add yours, leave a comment, below! A Cousin's Gift Before Christmas last year, my cousin Diane walked into a family cookie party in Winnipeg carrying a wooden box. She laughed, “I’m cleaning out the basement. This was Nana’s recipe box.” Like magnets, my hands reached for our grandmother’s recipe collection, untouched for more than 25 years. For too long, I ignored the party to thumb through a long row of 3x5 cards, some familiar family recipes, many ne

Beef Barley Soup with Mushrooms

The Recipe: A hearty, meaty soup that's almost thick enough to call "stew" but remains somehow, soup, still. It's a wintery, filling soup, packed with root vegetables and earthy mushrooms and the addictive nuttiness of barley. The Conversation: Restoring a kitchen mojo. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ Let Your Mojo Go? What do you do when you lose your kitchen mojo? Do you just let it go? wait for it to return? fight to get it back? order pizza? :-) My mojo loss skews toward indecision. Like all of us, I suppose, I prefer to cook from the pantry and the freezer, with any luck, dinner will be quick and healthy. But as a blogger, there's another dimension: old recipes which need new pictures or new recipes that need work before they're ready to share. So there I am, stuck in a mire of hungry indecision, too many choices, too many limitations. To jump start dinner, I ignore my files, knowing that sooner than later, some recipe will pop up, usually