Give Thanks: Roasted Tomato Soup

This is the time of the year making soup  is my thing. While favored for making sauces, pastes, ketchup and for canning, traditional Romas or classic Romas were never really sought after for their flavor to be eaten whole or with salads and sandwiches. This has changed over the years as more flavorful, and sweeter…

Crab cakes with creamy lemon-dill sauce

I found this recipe a couple of years ago on the foodnetwork.com site and smiled because it’s virtually the same recipe we make. To make the best crab cakes, fresh Dungeness Crab or Blue Crab are best. Dungeness crab meat is readily available and it’s a lean, delicious holiday tradition to make and serve crab…

Savory Shrimp Pancakes

On long weekends like this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, I prefer to eat brunch, rather than eating both breakfast and lunch, so I make my favorite savory pancakes recipe.

Creamy Spinach, Tomato Tortellini and a Food Safety Quiz

Feasting is a part of visiting with friends that we all enjoy. My girlfriend and I both love pasta and we both prefer preparing quick and easy meals. We decided to make Creamy Spinach and Tomato Tortellini (page jump to recipe) and while we were enjoying it our dinner conversation turned towards food safety.

Pasta Adventures: Lemon Chicken Spagettini

Carocat is seeking some recipes that do not contain either fish or mushrooms. And, Richard is out shopping for some “lively” fresh vegetables. My contribution is this quick, tasty and very easy Chatelaine spagettini recipe that even I have mastered.

Green Cuisine: Recipes Online

In the second installment of the new online Green Cuisine series, UCS talks with chefs David Crooker and Daran Poulin at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Their delicious, healthy, earth-friendly food is earning rave reviews on campus as well as national recognition. We also visit Arnold Luce, the farmer and meat processor who supplies Crooker…

Late Summer Picnic Recipes

We are at the peak of picnic season and I have been trying different commercial brands of “veggie burgers.” I have yet to find one that I like that much. But I do have a summer soup recipe I’d like to share. I find making a pot of soup is the most consistently satisfying cooking…

Peaches: The Most Erotic Fruit

“No fruit is more laden with erotic metaphor” according to Alan Davidson, author of The Oxford Companion to Food.  Included is an easy, simple recipe for peach salsa that can be assembled in minutes, is non-fat and full of vitamins, and utilizes this most marvelous of summer fruits. This is great over any grilled fish,…

Short Order Mom’s Harry Potter Recipes

If you’ve been reading the J.K. Rowling Harry Potter series then you may have speculated on what those recipes were for those dishes the Howart’s wizards were eating. Well, shortordermom has published her take on them on her blog Cookies to Caviar just as the Deathly Hallows hits the shelves.

Vegetarian Experiences: A Scrumptious Lunch Menu

When four women vacation together and woo each other with a week of ovo-lacto vegetarian cooking the results are memorable and worth sharing. Menu Creamy Split Pea Soup Tossed Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing Quiche Hollandaise Cracked Wheat Bread Lemon Ice-Box Pie with Sour Cream Topping