Monthly Archives: November 2013

Onion Gravy

Start with some fat…bacon is good, butter will work… Finely dice : 1 small Onion. Sauté in butter until golden. Boil a few cups of water (or stock, if you have it). Crush or dice 2 garlic cloves and add it to the Sauté.   Slowly add the boiling water, a Tablespoon at a more […]


           Pastry is ‘temperamental’…but not hard… if you know a few secrets if you’re not willing to take on the challenge of the MOST FLAKIEST PASTRY EVER!! then please don’t waste my time by reading further.… just sayin… All ingredients MUST be cold… Chill your shortening, bowl, utensils and have a spot ready in the […]

Pork Wellington

Pork Wellington Here’s a great way to feed a lot of people on a budget… I found a small Pork Tenderloin on sale (only $4.50!!) and it inspired me to make a Pork Wellington, very much like beef wellington but a LOT cheaper… 1/4 lb. of Bacon, chopped 1 medium Onion, finely diced 2 cloves […]

Pita Bread

Pita Bread

You’ll be surprised at how much better they taste when you make them yourself. 1 Tablespoon of yeast 1/2 cup warm water 3 cups all purpose flour 1  1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon  sugar 1 cup lukewarm water Sprinkle the yeast over the 1/2 Cup of warm water then sprinkle the sugar over the floating yeast […]

Mexican Chicken Cassarole

A few more ideas of things I might post soon… Related articles Flautas (Mexican Food) (

Nut Bark

This one is SO easy!  …but there are a couple of things you need to know to make it even easier. Start with a good quality chocolate. I used Bernard Callebaut for this one. In a double boiler or a pan of water with a heat-proof bowl over it, melt the chocolate.  Be gentle, don’t rush […]

A few things I was thinking of posting soon…

Meat Pies   Spinach Pie Beef Wellington Mozzarella Cheese Shepherd’s Pie Lasagna-that isn’t expensive to make Check out Emily’s great Chicken Chausser…

Hot Pepper Jelly

Hot Pepper Jelly Fall is the perfect time of year to make a batch of Hot Pepper Jelly Choose any type of pepper, keeping in mind how hot you want your jelly to be. I used sweet peppers, jalapeno & some red pepper seeds. I wasn’t too happy with the colour of my jam and many […]



Raita can be made from many different ingredients including: Cumin, Mustard Seeds, Cucumber, Ginger, Hot Pepper Paste, Pineapple, Onion, Carrot, Papaya, Mint and Cilantro. The list is as varied as the many regions in which it originates. ______________________ 2 Cups Plain Yogurt Juice of 1/2 a Lemon 1 Bunch of Cilantro, chopped 1 thumb-sized piece of […]


I had this great idea last night…I love Papadums and I love curry so I wondered if I could soften up the papadums and roll them around some spicy Indian meat filling then fry them. I used this type of crispy Papadums I placed a papadum onto a clean towel and sprayed water on it […]

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