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CHILLED RHUBARB STRAWBERRY SOUP

CHILLED RHUBARB STRAWBERRY SOUP

What do cucumbers, strawberries and rhubarb have in common?  Yes, two of them are vegetables smarty pants.  But when the three of them meet together with a touch of chocolate balsamic vinegar they become the makings of a very memorable fresh summery soup. This time of year we still depend on imported strawberries which tend to be large and watery and since chilling mutes flavours you may want to add a touch more salt, a dash more of balsamic vinegar…

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VALENTINE’S DAY

VALENTINE’S DAY

For Valentine’s Day, I’ve put together a fun and easy menu for you filled with hearts and love. Simply click on each image for the recipes.                   Happy Heart Day Galley Peeps!  

GRILLED STRAWBERRY BRUSCHETTA & COSMOPOLITAN HEARTS

GRILLED STRAWBERRY BRUSCHETTA & COSMOPOLITAN HEARTS

We have been invited to a Valentine dinner party and the hostess is very conscious of coordinating colours for pleasing presentation appeal. Obviously something in a red palate… Pressure is on… My contribution: GRILLED STRAWBERRY BRUSCHETTA 4 cups of sliced fresh strawberries 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar goat cheese 1 baguette, sliced olive oil A few basil leaves Heat grill Gently mix strawberries & balsamic vinegar. Spread onto a grill sheet, cover grill and cook for 5-7 minutes. Remove and let…

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SPICY STRAWBERRY JAM

SPICY STRAWBERRY JAM

“The rule is jam tomorrow and jam yesterday but never jam to-day.” “It’s jam every other day; to-day isn’t any other day, you know.”  Red Queen Through the Looking Glass. This is jam with an attitude. Best served with a dollop of goat cheese on a crispy cracker… Spicy Strawberry Jam 2 pounds fresh strawberries hulled and chopped 1 3/4 cups sugar 2 serrano peppers (other spicy peppers can be substituted – I used 4 Thai chilis – Oh my,…

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