March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day...tomorrow! To celebrate this occasion, I thought this hearty stew would fit the bill just nicely, since Ireland's very own stout beer plays a starring role! 

 To make this stew, you will need:  Approx. 2 lbs. of stew beef (in my case,...

February 21, 2016

 After a good feast of Sunday roast chicken, have you ever wondered what to do with the bones? Don't just toss them out...make homemade chicken stock in a snap that you can add to soups, stews, gravies or anything else that requires a flavour boost...I realize that dis...

January 10, 2016

 I always remember cold, winter days were spent tearing down Griffion's hill on wooden toboggans and "Krazy carpets" with my brother and friends, getting covered in snow (with a touch of frost bite around our wrists where our homemade mitts didn't reach our coat sleeve...

January 1, 2016

 This seafood chowder is a fantastic starter for New Year's dinner...full of potatoes, celery, fresh seafood (well, fresh from the fish counter and the freezer) and rich cream...now that I think about it, this hearty soup would actually do nicely as your main course on...

 My friend Lesley brought this soup in to work one day and was gracious enough to share it with me! I liked it so much that I asked her to come over and whip up a batch of this simple, yet hearty soup for the website so I could share it with the world and beyond! She s...

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