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Gazspacho – Veggie Soup Recipe Video

   New Food Recipes   August 28, 2019  No Comments

This recipe is for all you home gardeners! And my Gazpacho video is just in time for the end of summer vegetable harvest. Even if you don’t have a summer garden, all the veggies in this recipe are easily had from local farmers markets and roadside fruit and vegetable stands….

Coleslaw – Video Recipe

   New Food Recipes   August 25, 2019  No Comments

Coleslaw is made for summer backyard barbecue gatherings and shady picnics in the park. It’s easy to make and travel with. Just keep it covered in the refrigerator until serving time for a cool presentation. I like Coleslaw on my deli sandwiches. It adds a cool crunch to a sliced…

Tamarind Paneer and Mango Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

Salads are of course a must anytime of year, though during the summer months serving them up as a focal point of a meal is an ideal way to cut down on time spent hovering over a hot stove. Admittedly, there is some cooking time involved in this salad, as…

Short ribs two ways!

It took me a while to join the Instant Pot (IP) cult, but I finally did and I’m glad that I did–I love my IP. Now I’ve added a new gadget to the kitchen: a sous vide immersion circulator. I had tried some “jury rigged” sous vide (here and here)…

The natural low carb store: Cinnamon pinwheel biscuits

Biscuit Ingredients200g almond flour75g Inulin or a tablespoon of granulated sugar substitute50g butter (soft but not melted)1 medium egg1 tsp vanilla extract20ml double creamFilling Ingredients30g butter (soft but not melted)1 tbsp cinnamon½ tsp vanilla extract Method: Mix biscuit ingredients. Make into dough. Form into a square shape. Roll out on…

End-of-summer pestilence

It seems to happen in late summer, yearly: an infestation of fruit flies. It’s just a fact of life. I usually just use my homemade traps and I’ve gotten rid of them in short order. I was (as always) glad to know that I’m not alone with this end-of-summer event,…

Chef Zak Meets The Swamp Chef – Videos

   New Food Recipes   August 19, 2019  No Comments

Since the Swamp Chef arrived on the scene, he is getting to know the kinfolk, including his nephew Chef Zak. We all meet up at Mom’s in Gonzales, Louisiana as often as possible. Zak lived here for a few years in high school and a bit more after. He worked…

Hummus Dressed Quinoa Fusilli

Hummus never goes to waste in my kitchen because there are so many ways to enjoy it. Simply serving it with chopped vegetables and flatbreads and crackers is a treat in itself. But after enjoying a recent batch of homemade hummus for a few days, it occurred to me to…

Northern British Columbia: Small Town Charm, Big Time Adventure

   New Food Recipes   August 15, 2019  No Comments

Mountain ranges surround this quaint town of Smithers, population under 6000. If you come by plane from Vancouver British Columbia Canada, it is a 1.5-hour flight to the northwest. Alternatively, perhaps you prefer to enjoy the scenic Great Northern Circle Route by car through the surrounding towns and mountains.  Cold…

Chant at the Moon Cherry Shrub Cocktail Recipe

   New Food Recipes   August 14, 2019  No Comments

If you’ve ever needed a reason to howl at the moon, I’ve got a delicious one for you! August 15 is the annual Chant at the Moon Day created by the growers of the “Half Mile Closer to the Moon Cherries.” We have many fruits to be boastful of here…