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SUPER YUMMY LEMONY PASTA with CHICK PEAS and SCALLOPS

SUPER YUMMY LEMONY PASTA with CHICK PEAS and SCALLOPS

Well hello there folks.  Thanks for stopping by today and do I ever have a wonderful creation for you!.  It began with a simple pasta concoction earlier this week using my new spice crush…Urfa Biber (I haven’t yet found a local source but this company provided a very good online service – click here)…it’s a Turkish spice that offers a wonderful hit of heat without all the fire.  On a 1-10 heat scale it measures in at about 4.  The dish…

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CHINESE NEW YEAR 2019 – year of the pig

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2019 – year of the pig

Next week is the beginning of the Chinese New Year so I’ve put together some of our favourite Asian-inspired recipes for you, just in case you want to up your chances of more health, fortune or wealth, longevity, attract more loyalty and bring peace to your lives.  It never hurts does it?  And while you’re making this year more properous you get to enjoy some very VERY tasty dishes (simple click on each name to access the recipe) Eggs: for a…

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OCTOBER RECIPE ROUND-UP

OCTOBER RECIPE ROUND-UP

Hi all you Galley Kat Peeps. I thought that this month instead of a collection of your most viewed recipes, I’d re-post my favourite chowder recipes. Last week’s post of Fisherman’s Stew was one of your most searched of my little galley recipes this month (you can find that recipe here). Is it maybe because the time of year with changing leaves, crisp cool days and fall harvest has you hungry for some easy belly warming soups, stews and chowders?…

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EASY FISHERMAN’S STEW

EASY FISHERMAN’S STEW

We recently took a vacation from our little home by the sea to visit Cape Breton and the beautiful Cabot Trail.  Fall….in my opinion…. is the best season in Nova Scotia.  Crisp cool air and oh those spectacular turning leaves! Our final meal before returning home was at a small quirky little restaurant in Louisbourg.  Actually it was the only restaurant open as being a mainly tourist town, many businesses had closed shop for the season.  But even if there…

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JULY RECIPE ROUND-UP

JULY RECIPE ROUND-UP

So you’ve been entertaining this month have you?  Well, according to July stats you have.  Quite heavily in fact in the appetizer category.  We have too.  With visits from near and far and a spectacular neighbourhood house warming, I’ve been a very busy Galley Kat. Top of the list was this tasty recipe for zucchini and chicken bites.  I guess some of you must already be harvesting zucchini from your gardens.  Lucky you! Number two on your July faves was…

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EASY CREAMY SHRIMP with SPINACH

EASY CREAMY SHRIMP with SPINACH

I’m keeping it low carb and super easy again for tonight’s supper.  Low carb because we’re trying to lose some winter hibernation weight.   And easy because this is our first-of-the-season-dining-outdoors-meal and we’ve been trying to get on top of the gardening before being back on the water for the season. Sautéing the shrimp first in garlic imparts the best flavours to the overall dish.  Simply remove them after they reach the perfect pinkness (is pinkness even a real word?)……

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EASY SHRIMP PAELLA (pressure cooker version)

EASY SHRIMP PAELLA (pressure cooker version)

I hope you don’t feel inundated with my latest flurry of blog posts.  I’ve not been inspired to write much lately…that is until this week.  So many recipe successes have given me the push I needed during this winter down time.  While Francois uses his latest purchase to evacuate a blocked gutter, a fibreglass ladder (note the very cool orange colour) and shovels our first real east coast snow storm results,  I’m here inside a steamy warm kitchen creating and…

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LOBSTER VOL au VENT with ORANGE COGNAC SAUCE

LOBSTER VOL au VENT with ORANGE COGNAC SAUCE

It’s lobster season here in our part of Nova Scotia and what a treat it is for us to be living just a few minutes walk from a fishermans’ wharf.  That’s right!  We can walk whenever we wish but the trick is, we have to be there when the boat comes in and before the refrigerated truck takes the catch of the  day away. Our first time we were a little too late.  Our second, we scored a sinkful of…

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EASY SLOW COOKER MAC ‘n CHEESE (a guest in my galley)

EASY SLOW COOKER MAC ‘n CHEESE (a guest in my galley)

Now that we’ve moved back to Nova Scotia my son Luke gets to visit us more often.  And he’s such a great helper, always asking  what he can do to assist.  One weekend he spent the time putting together some shelves so I could organize our wee place a bit better. Another time he spent the afternoon with Francois clearing the brush around Duck Pond, our newly discovered eco-system.  We knew there was a stream that ran along the side…

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EAST COAST HODGE PODGE with SEAFOOD

EAST COAST HODGE PODGE with SEAFOOD

How can you resist all the fresh produce these days?  I certainly couldn’t on a recent trip to our local farmers’ market.  A big bunch of carrots, new potatoes, fresh green and yellow beans, some shelled peas made the base of one of my favourite East Coast dishes.   Hodge Podge is a sort of soup, sort of stew depending if you make it thickened or more milky (my recipe for basic hodge podge here)   Tonight though, I went…

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