Category Archives: Food Matters Project recipes

Cherry Almond Polenta Cake

I don’t often cook with polenta. Actually, I never use it. Well, I did once years ago, and I did not like the results. So when I saw that this week’s Food Matters Project recipe chosen by Jen of Prairie … Continue reading

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Greek “Nachos” with Feta Drizzle

As many of you know, I participate in the Food Matters Project. Here’s how it works. “Each week, one member of the group chooses a recipe from the book. This member is the “host” for the week. The group cooks the … Continue reading

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Summer Rolls with Thai Chili Sauce

Who wants to cook in hot weather? Summer has now arrived in full force here on Vancouver Island and it looks like it’s here to stay for a while. When I discovered that Alyssa from Everyday Maven had chosen Summer … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Romesco Sauce

It’s worth the effort to make this sauce, if only for the aroma in the kitchen while preparing it.  You’ll also be doing your body a favour if you make it, however. It is full of rich antioxidants and cancer-fighting … Continue reading

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Peachy-Coconut Sorbet

When I was a kid,  a peach tree grew against our house right beside my bedroom window. While it seemed to me to be an endless source of angst for my dad, dealing with peach curl, earwigs, and fallen fruit, … Continue reading

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Food Matters: Corn-Avocado Salad with Smoked Salmon

This week’s Food Matters Project challenge was to experiment with Mark Bittman’s recipe for Corn-Avocado Salad (with a Little Something Seared on Top). It was perfect timing for a summertime dinner salad. This salad could certainly stand alone as a … Continue reading

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Updated Tea Sandwiches

My mom passed away recently. During the last few days, we’ve spent several hours reminiscing about life at home when we were kids. One of the things we had a good laugh over was some of the food Mom made. … Continue reading

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