This Marinated Olive Tapa is so easy you don’t ever need to pay the premium prices for gourmet olives again! Warning! These are addictive! Continue reading “Marinated Olive Tapa”
Pimentón Pork bites are infused with garlic and Spanish smoked paprika and grilled on a skewer. Serve with a side of garlic, pepper sauce and it makes for a smokey, tasty tapa. Continue reading “Spanish Pimentón Pork with Mojo Picón”
These are Man-Burgers! Bourbon Onion Marmalade topping with bacon and easy Bourbon BBQ sauce on meaty burgers. Just in time for Father’s Day and summer! Continue reading “Double Bourbon Bacon Burgers”
This Basic Balsamic Dressing is a very versatile salad dressing using only a few ingredients. It is salty, spicy and complements all kinds of green salads. It goes well with tomato, vegetable type salads and as well as fruit driven salads.
Notice the ratio of oil to vinegar is lower than many recipes so it is actually a fairly light dressing and it doesn’t taste sharp like some where the ratio is 1:3 oil to vinegar. 1 Tbsp of olive oil equals 13.5 grams of fat or about 120 calories. If you dress a salad for 4-6 people that means 20-30 calories only from the dressing!
It will keep your salad calories light but it is heavy on flavour! If you want to lighten up your dressing to zero calories from fat then check out this similar tasty dressing on my No Fat Strawberry Spinach Salad.
The Basic Balsamic Dressing is delicious on this Roasted Pear Salad.
Or try it with this delicious Melon and Crispy Prosciutto.
Cooking with champagne is so decadent! I can always pick out the little salty, yeasty little boost it gives to a recipe. It also elevates some everyday type of recipes to fit-for-company status. Continue reading “Champagne Onion Soup”
Flank steak is one of the easiest steaks to prepare and it is so versatile. It benefits from a marinade to help tenderize the meat so you can get really creative with the marinade flavours to change it up a bit. Having said that – this one is so good I may never move on to the other possibilities again…
Greek meets Caesar! This is a bit of a twist on traditional Greek salad because the Feta cheese is in the dressing, making it creamy and thick.
I used fresh garlic from my garden so it was quite tangy and pungent and garlicky! A friend of mine got me hooked on growing my own fresh garlic. It is so easy… check out my How To Grow Garlic post if you are interested! Continue reading “Greek Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing”
Got extra tomatoes? Did you bring home a bushel from the Farmer’s Market like I did? I got carried away and bought more than I could use. It is still very hot here so they were ripening in my kitchen very quickly. So I decided to make a fresh, creamy tomato soup. Continue reading “Roasted Garden Tomato Soup”
I love this salad. It is a bit different than many with the salty prosciutto standing in for the North American bacon fix. The dressing is also flavourful. I use the dressing on all kinds of green salads. I served this salad with Veal Shells with Marsala and Vermouth for an Italian themed lunch. See the wine pairing notes for this meal as well.