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CAPRESE CUPS

CAPRESE CUPS

I’ve been trying out some recipes for an upcoming guest visit and wanted to prepare something yummy for breakfast or brunch.  And foremost, something easy.  I don’t want to be spending my time with them cooking all day.  I like make ahead dishes but we don’t have a whole lot of room to stash pre-made meals. This recipe fits perfectly.  I can make it fresh with little effort with ingredients that I can have on hand.  Some cheese, tomatoes 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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BLUE CHEESE and ROASTED GARLIC PINWHEELS

BLUE CHEESE and ROASTED GARLIC PINWHEELS

My love affair with puff pastry continues. I made Cheese Straws with success (for recipe simply click on image) Next came my Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels, so easy and SO tasty (simply click on image for the recipe) Here’s another easy treat along the pinwheel line for your next Happy Hour using just 3 ingredients.   Two sheets of puff pastry, with a mix of roasted garlic and blue cheese. That’s it! Pure crispy, cheese heaven! BLUE CHEESE and ROASTED GARLIC…

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JALAPEÑO POPPER PINWHEELS

JALAPEÑO POPPER PINWHEELS

Quite often on the boat appetizers amount to opening up a can of something or tearing open a box of crackers or chips or opening a jar of olives. …still, when presented in an attractive fashion, you can make even the simplest look appealing. But when time allows, provisions are available and special guests expected, it’s so much fun putting in a little extra effort. These next little treats were surprisingly easy to make. Encouraged by the success of my…

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SWEET and SAVOURY CHEESE STRAWS

SWEET and SAVOURY CHEESE STRAWS

Working with puff pastry isn’t something I would normally undertake in my little galley but I have been curious about homemade cheese straws. Recipes I’ve seen make them look so simple to ‘just throw together’. So today I gave them a try. They are indeed simple to make. But ‘just throw together’? Still not convinced. SWEET and SAVOURY CHEESE STRAWS what you will need 1 package of puff pastry sheets (2 sheets per package) 1 cup grated Parmesan 1 package…

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