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ROASTED CORN CHEESE DIP

ROASTED CORN CHEESE DIP

I so do miss our happy hours.  It seems that lately one day melts into the next and half the time the only sure reference of date we have is what month it is….as the conversation goes: what day is it?  I don’t know but I think it’s still September.  Our big move is coming up soon (a reference to our craziness on my other blog here if you are interested) so most days are consumed with making lists and…

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FRESH DIGBY SCALLOP and GRILLED CORN CEVICHE

FRESH DIGBY SCALLOP and GRILLED CORN CEVICHE

Fresh is the name of the game here in the galley today.  Our local market just got in some fresh (never before frozen, or soaked in sodium tripolyphosphate) Digby scallops all plump and juicy.  Some green tomatoes and farm fresh corn on the cob came together to produce our supper tonight. I was feeling a little oink-ish and bought a whole pound of the little sea jewels planning on serving them as a main course although you could easily get…

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R.E.D. APPETIZER – an entrée

R.E.D. APPETIZER – an entrée

Here in Frenchland an ‘entree’ is a first course… which now makes perfect sense to me… entrée… a derivative of ‘to enter’.. ‘to introduce or make a beginning’… Now that I have become accustomed to this meaning of the word, it’s difficult for me to revert to it’s more common North American meaning of ‘main dish’. At any rate, while picking up some weekend supplies at our favourite market, the in-store chef was preparing and offering samples of his latest…

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BLACK BEAN CHILI

BLACK BEAN CHILI

Here is another Costa Rican inspired dish that offers lots of flavour.. super easy to make… versatile… and healthy… Instead of the typical black beans and rice I subbed the rice for red quinoa for a little added protein.       BLACK BEAN CHILI a few swirls of cooking oil 1 small onion, chopped 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 2 jalapeños, minced 1 sweet red pepper, seeded and chopped 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped (about 1″ pieces) 1-14 oz…

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VEGGIE NACHOS

VEGGIE NACHOS

Captain Francois calls these… the best nachos EVER! VEGGIE NACHOS 8 oz mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 jalapeno, chopped (or cut in half and remove seeds for less heat) 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp smoke paprika a healthy grind of pepper and sea salt 1 bag nachos chops 4-6 oz aged cheddar, shredded (or your cheese of choice) tomatoes, chopped (about 1 cup) 2 green onions, thinly sliced 1 avocado, chopped Greek yogurt & salsa…

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