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creamy mushroom and spinach pasta

Do you ever just stare into the fridge, waiting for dinner inspiration to magically hit? I like a good meal plan, but the reality is I often fall short of implementing one to its fullest potential.  Sometimes the day has a shift in plans, or I forget to take my meat from the freezer.  …… Continue reading creamy mushroom and spinach pasta

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soup’s on ~ mushroom soup

If you’ve been around here at all, you know I love me a nourishing bowl of soup.  It’s just so comforting when the thermometer’s falling, and something light, when a heavy meal is just too much for a warm day.  My df girl is all in.  She also enjoys soup, but then again, she’s totally…… Continue reading soup’s on ~ mushroom soup

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creamy shrimp & pasta

I had a hankering for a creamy pasta dish.  Shrimp was a cherry on top.  I’m all about seafood when it’s available.  I found this recipe on Pinterest that fit the bill perfectly.  I love the intense flavour of sun-dried tomatoes and the sharpness of the “king of cheeses,” parmesan.  Garlic, in our house, is…… Continue reading creamy shrimp & pasta

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soup’s on ~ lentil soup with kale

We travelled some snowy highways to get home after Christmas, but we were welcomed back with a stunning sunset and no snow to speak of. However, this is the east coast, and I’ve learned I should not get too comfortable with any particular kind of weather–it’s apt to change at a moment’s notice.  We weren’t…… Continue reading soup’s on ~ lentil soup with kale

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tastes like chicken ~ honey soy chicken breasts

My cl boy begs for skinless, boneless chicken.  He is the most meticulous meat eater on the planet.  Not a speck of fat, a flake of char or minutest of skin will pass his inspection–or his lips for that matter.  In fact, it’s not just meat, but anything really.  His toast must be browned just…… Continue reading tastes like chicken ~ honey soy chicken breasts

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fresh herbs and pesto

A lovely couple recently gifted us with some fresh herbs:  thyme, rosemary, sage and basil. I wanted to use the basil quickly as it doesn’t keep as well as some of the sturdier herbs. For the rosemary, thyme and sage, I wrapped them in a slightly damp paper towel and sealed them in a plastic…… Continue reading fresh herbs and pesto

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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