Jayne’s Pesto Pasta with Goat Cheese


Oops.  I meant to take a picture of Jayne’s Pesto Pasta but, ummm, it was really good.  Ok, from what I remember her telling me as I demolished it at Robin’s cottage it goes something like this:  Sauté sausage, set it aside.  Sauté peppers in same pan until soft and in the meantime boil some […]

Name the Movie!


This is a replica of a quick shot in a movie.  Anyone?  Every time I see this scene my mouth waters and this little breakfast is now a staple for me: fried egg, roasted red pepper and tuscan bread. Ok, the original may have been a version of ‘toad in the hole’, but this is […]

Shrimp Skillet


Heat some olive oil in your cast iron skillet and sautee shallots, peppers and garlic.  Toss in some shrimp and when they’re pink add a little tomato sauce.  Sprinkle grated cheese on top.  Throw the skillet under the broiler for a few minutes until it bubbles.  Serve from the skillet with some crusty bread.  This […]

Tempeh Toast


I’ve had Tempeh in my freezer forever.  Whose Line Is It Anyway’s Jeff Davis told me to marinate it and make a sandwich, so I did.  Just marinate the tempeh in some olive oil and soy sauce (or whatever marinade you love), fry it up, and toss it with some salted avocado and tomato on […]



…are amazing! I had no idea. Just pop these tangy little suckers in your mouth and eat them whole; zest, seeds and all – lots of fibre and vitamin C. That’s it, no recipe, just sour, citrusy, natural candy that I felt the need to make you aware of. (Kathy)

Butter Tarts


Every 3rd person in Canada says they make the best butter tarts. But I’ve got news for you, and I think you know where I’m going with this, they’re wrong. I make the best butter tarts. I don’t say this lightly. I love butter tarts, and I’ve tasted some great ones that almost win, but […]

Mairlyn’s Frozen Yogurt


This is SO easy, SO delicious, SO healthy and SO kid friendly it’s ridiculous.  Our friend Mairlyn Smith writes wonderful cookbooks, and this quick breakfast/snack/dessert is worth sharing.  Ready?   Take 2 cups of frozen fruit and 1 cup of vanilla yogurt and blend it all in a food processor.  You’re welcome. (Kathy)

Hello Dollies and Mice Cookies…


…ready for the freezer.  Two down, three to go.  Anybody else as late as me with the baking?

Tomato Bean Soup


Tomato Bean Soup Ok, here’s a yummy one for a cold, winter’s-definitely-coming kind of day: 3 cups chicken stock 1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes 1 can white navy beans 2 cloves garlic 2 tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil 1/2 cup cream 1/4 cup parmesan cheese cooked shell macaroni (optional)   […]

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


Yum.  Possibly my family’s favourite part of Hallowe’en, Put your pumpkin seeds in a bowl, melt some butter, pour it over the seeds, add salt, stir, spread on a baking sheet, and bake at 300 for about 45 minutes.  So good. (Kathy)