White Wine Sangria is a lively, refreshing drink, perfect for summer entertaining. What’s the best wine to make sangria with?
This Lemon Zucchini Risotto ups the veggie quotient in your meal and helps use up all the zucchini that is floating around at this time of year. Continue reading “Lemon Zucchini Risotto”
Want to change up the ol’ rosemary-red-wine-dijon lamb flavour? I have just the thing with this Roast Lamb with White Wine and Major Grey’s Chutney glaze. Continue reading “Roast Lamb with White Wine and Major Grey’s”
Don’t let the garlic in this dish scare you off. Once it is roasted it becomes sweet and creamy and not at all pungent.
This is a great way to use up that leftover turkey – particularly the little bits left over after you have used the nice breast meat for sandwiches with mayo and cranberry sauce! Continue reading “Turkey Vol au Vent Shells”
I had forgotten about this recipe for a while. I made it for a crowd many years ago and was asked for the recipe by a few of the guests. They are still raving about it. Since they reminded me of it I have put it back into my regular rotation of recipes.
Orzo is pasta in the shape of rice and makes a great side dish hot or as a cold salad. Toasting the orzo in the oven before cooking it is an unusual step and it gives it a wonderful, nutty flavour. This makes a great side for pork or chicken. The mushrooms contribute to the nutty, earthy flavour of it so anything that mushrooms go well with, this will too. I served it with schnitzel in the spirit of Jaeger schnitzel.
The recipe calls for fresh tarragon. If you like tarragon go for it. I like it better without but my guests liked it in – so – it is up to you!
This makes a lot- about 12 servings so it is great for a crowd. You may want to halve it if you only have a few people or you will be eating left overs! May not be a bad thing – it reheats well!
This Champagne Chicken is my new go-to recipe for entertaining! It is so easy but looks so elegant and tastes so incredible. What a bang for your buck! Continue reading “Champagne Chicken”
This is my favourite way to eat quinoa! It makes a perfect ‘meatless Monday’ kind of meal! The quinoa takes on a nutty toasted flavour after the casserole is baked in the over. Although this combination of flavours is the one I like best you can vary the layers with other ingredients to tailor to your taste or what you have – example – try a layer of roasted peppers, or fried mushrooms and caramelized onions or replace goat cheese with ricotta, replace pesto with tomato sauce. You get the idea!