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Cheesecake (Amaretto Peanut-butter)

    I was asked to bake a special Cheesecake with Peanut butter and Almond Liquor (I used De Sorona) –Amareto~ it’s an almond Liquor that I thought was good. They requested a Graham wafer crust. For the crust : 2 1/2 Cups Ground Graham Wafers 1/2 Cup Ground Almonds 1/2 Cup Butter, melted 1/4 Cup Sugar […]

Potato and Leek Soup

Leeks are an amazing vegetable. Very high in Vitamins A and K. They grow extremely well where I live (Victoria, B.C. Canada) This soup was very quick to make (30 min) I just used things I had on hand (even used tap water~not stock) – and it was delicious! Remove the large dark green top of the […]

Ricotta Cheese

Ricotta Cheese 2 Litres of Milk 1/3 Cup Lemon Juice 1 Tablespoon Salt Gently bring the milk to 200 degrees (just before boiling),stirring often to prevent scorching.  Add the salt. Once the milk is up to temperature turn off heat and gently stir in the lemon juice (a mild vinegar will also work but not […]

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 time..no more […]

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 […]

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 […]


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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