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farm fresh balsamic beans

I miss having a garden of my own. It’s particularly sad because there’s nothing better than beans or tomatoes fresh from the garden.  Thankfully, we have a local farmer who sells lovely produce from his garage at the best prices in town. As we were driving near his home one day we decided to stop…… Continue reading farm fresh balsamic beans

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what the hake?

My Love recently went to our local fisherman’s co-op and brought home a new-to-us kind of fish–hake. It was fresh and reasonably priced. If silver hake is new to you, as well, it is described as “a close relative of the cod” by thisfish.info. Because I’d never cooked this particular fish before, I was unsure…… Continue reading what the hake?

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blended iced coffee

I am a coffee snob.  There, I said it.  First step to recovery, right?  I hope not.  I really like coffee. Hot coffee.  Cold coffee. Espresso.  An occasional latte or Americano. The odd flavoured coffee is okay; but I prefer freshly ground, bold blends, even in my Keurig. Those are my ‘druthers’ but in a pinch…… Continue reading blended iced coffee

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no bake chocolate cookies

Gluten-free? Check.  Dairy-free? Check. Yesterday, we had some guests over that have some dietary restrictions.  I don’t mind cooking this way as it is not entirely new to me. My dairy-free girl’s diet is, well, dairy free.   She has a very sensitive tummy and we have tried to determine the underlying issues with the…… Continue reading no bake chocolate cookies

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impromptu seafood night

So…I live in a small town.  The nearest large town is about an hour away.  I had a dentist appointment which is in another town, which is halfway to said large town.  Of course that meant that I should probably keep driving after my appointment since we were needing a few things for our new place.  Despite…… Continue reading impromptu seafood night

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mini frozen lemon pies

We love to share a meal with others. Tonight we were preparing a lobster dinner (yes, another one) in appreciation for a special family who has been particularly supportive in our ministry.  I wanted something light and cool to finish the meal.  A frozen lemon dessert fit that bill and seemed like an appropriate happy ending.…… Continue reading mini frozen lemon pies

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lobster leftovers…no really

Lobster leftovers.  Akin to bacon leftovers.  Or cheesecake. As mentioned before (here and here), we like to cook more than we need for a meal.  That’s the only way we have leftovers for rolls or sandwiches, and chowder. I believe I may need to try one of those delicious pasta recipes, as well. On the menu…… Continue reading lobster leftovers…no really

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soup’s on ~ chowdah

Since we began traveling to the east coast, we have been on a quest for the best cup of seafood chowder.  There have been many tasty samples along the way, but I think our favourite, as yet, has been the offering from the Water-Prince Corner Shop in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.  I believe we first heard…… Continue reading soup’s on ~ chowdah

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springtime means fiddleheads

Growing up, my dad used to love fiddleheads in the spring.  I was a pretty adventurous kid, I liked most veggies and I thought these unique springtime delicacies were rather tasty.  So when I saw packages of fresh fiddleheads at the market, I thought I’d better grab ’em.  My dad would have been all over that. In case…… Continue reading springtime means fiddleheads

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i know that mangos are sweet

Do you know the Banana Song?  It’s always a favourite for kids of all ages at camp and Kids’ Club alike. The chorus goes: I like bananas; I know that mangos are sweet    I like papayas, PAPAYAS!       But nothing can beat:  The sweet love of God          A do do…… Continue reading i know that mangos are sweet