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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Homemade Mac and Cheese

With garlic Naan bread

This is such good comfort food.  What makes homemade mac and cheese so good is that you can use any cheese that you like or a combination of cheeses to suit your tastes.  I am a big fan of jalapeno havarti and next time I will use it to make this recipe and give it some extra heat.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Hidden Beauty of Pollination

I think that this is my favourite video.  The magic and the work of so many different forces are needed to create fruits, vegetables, nuts and beautiful flowers for us and I think we sometimes forget or take it for granted.  

That an apple tree yielding so much delicious fruit started as a single seed is truly magic.  It reminds me of this wonderful quote: 

“You can count the seeds in an apple, but you can't count the apples in a seed."

Enjoy!  This is truly beautiful.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Red Snapper with Gingered Butternut Squash Sauce

I had some butternut squash soup and fork mashed potatoes as leftovers the other day in the fridge:

Adapting the soup to make a sauce to accompany fish is really quite easy and you can pretty much do this with any puréed vegetable soup (carrot, pea, etc.).

Monday, November 12, 2012

Gluten-Free Butternut Squash Breakfast Cake

I am always trying to come up with a healthy version of the recipes I make for Sarah. She is careful about gluten and sugar and these two conditions serve as my guide. The Sour Cream Pumpkin Bread is very popular in our house and everyone loves to eat it for breakfast. It's quick, not too sweet and loaded with pecans for protein and fibre (to hopefully tide you over till lunch).

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Glazed Ham with Scalloped Potatoes

I really enjoy cooking but have to admit that planning what to prepare on a daily basis can be difficult.   It can be somewhat challenging to come up with new ideas for weekday meals.  Some variety is important, but ease of preparation and availability of ingredients in the kitchen (thus avoiding a stop at the grocery store on the way home) must be taken into consideration.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Favorite Quotes - Pinterest ♥♥♥

I recently discovered Pinterest and am completely hooked on it (thanks to my online mentors - Sarah & Kat).   I share things from my generation, i.e. recipes - and they teach me about amazing new things they know about, i.e. cool internet stuff.  Basically, this is an online bulletin board where you keep things that you like and that inspire you.