Chicken Cutlets with Bell Pepper Ragout

Chicken Cutlets with Bell Pepper Ragout

One good thing about being off for two months is that I have time to do things that I can’t do when I have work. One of those things is to organize my pantry and do inventory on what I have in my freezer. I never realized how much chicken I have in my freezer. This is because my family loves chicken ...

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Savory Tomato Pie

Savory Tomato Pie

My youngest son got this recipe from a friend. His friend had this tomato pie in a restaurant in Maine. It was so good, his friend asked for the recipe and it was generously given to her.  Since tomatoes are in season and we have lots of basil in our herb garden, we decided to…

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Beet Strawberry Smoothie

Beet Strawberry Smoothie

Last week, my cousin and her husband came over to my house with a box full of fresh vegetables from their garden. Amongst them were snow peas, cucumber, zucchini, lettuce and beets. I love beets with avocado and feta cheese but yesterday, after roasting them for an hour, I decided to make a smoothie. I…

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Blueberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Blueberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

My 5 and 8 year old great nieces were coming over to my house so I made these blueberry chocolate chip muffins for them. I used the blueberries I picked from my garden and chocolate chips. My great nieces love these delicious muffins and so does my family. I am not surprised because my family…

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Shrimp, Avocado and Tomato Salad

Shrimp, Avocado and Tomato Salad

I saw these heirloom baby tomatoes when I was grocery shopping on the weekend. They were so cute, I could not resist buying them. Having them in salads was the first thing that came to my mind. I found this simple salad recipe that makes use of them as well as shrimp and avocado. A…

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Handmade Noodles

Handmade Noodles

Last month, my youngest son tried making homemade noodles. My family loves it so much, I use them now instead of the store bought ones whenever I make pasta or noodle dishes. I am amazed at how few ingredients are required for these noodles. It is simply made of flour and water! The hard part…

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Greek Style Baked Salmon

Greek Style Baked Salmon

My family had dinner at our favorite local Greek restaurant last Friday. We usually order souvlakis but that day, we decided to try different dishes in the menu. My oldest son and I ordered the ribs, my husband had the roast lamb, my son’s girlfriend had the lamb chop and my youngest son had the…

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Blueberry Croissant Puff

Blueberry Croissant Puff

It is two weeks into my summer vacation and it has already been quite busy and productive. I start every morning with a walk and I am quite happy with my progress. I am also spending a lot of my time tending to the flowers, herbs, vegetables and fruit tree/bushes in my garden. It has…

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BLT with Avocado Spread

BLT with Avocado Spread

It’s been really warm here in Vancouver recently, and I thought it would be a good idea to make something lighter and simpler that doesn’t require a lot of stove time. I have left-over bacon slices in the fridge and a couple of avocadoes from a recent visit to the grocery store. So, along with…

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