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, I used moose meat...I'm pretty sure there is not an overabundance of moose roaming the island of Ireland, but that's what I had on hand and I think it added a Ca...

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 discussing the culinary uses for the carcass of some unlucky chicken doesn't sound very appetizing but the result is delicious!...

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 sleeves)...I also remember that my Mom would have a nice big pot of chili waiting to warm us up!  Stomping into the house, we would kick off our boots and leave our sn...

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 New Year's Day!

 First, cut 2 slices of very thick bacon into pieces (or use 4 thin slices of bacon)

 In a large stock pot, over medium heat,...

 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 should really be doing this write up but since I'm a spotlight hog, and it's 6am and she's likely home in bed, I will reiterate the play by play from yesterday!...

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