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 […]

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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!  

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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. […]

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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 […]

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