This recipe is so simple and satisfying. I make it all the time in the summer because it really goes with anything and everything. The orzo cooks up in about 11 minutes after the water boils. It holds up well in the fridge so it is a great make ahead side dish. If there are any leftovers it keeps well in the fridge for a couple of days! Continue reading “Black Olive Orzo Salad”
I was served this Blueberry Crumble Pie as a dinner guest after a fabulous meal. Lucky me! And.. I couldn’t stop thinking about it -it was soooo good. Since blueberries are coming into season soon here in Ontario this will make an awesome August dessert. Continue reading “Blueberry Crumble Pie”
So many wines…so little time!!
The July 9, 2016 LCBO vintage release actually focused on great value wines. How lucky for us! After scouring various reviews here is what I am buying for summer sippers and some mini-tasting scenarios. If you try them I would love for you to leave your comments below! Continue reading “July 2016 Wine Finds”
I am a bit behind in my ‘homework’ of studying the Vintages Release magazines. The June 25th, 2016 LCBO release had a few wines that stood out from the crowd. Continue reading “More June Wine and Cellar Recommendations”
June was a banner month for wine discoveries! (Okay…it seems every month is a banner month…) I would love to hear what you think of my picks. If you decide to try them leave a comment below and tell me what you think!
Our group of 12 avid wine-tasters enjoyed a warm summer patio dinner with 5 flights of wine pairings.
We started with a number of appetizers including Spicy Pumpkin Seeds and Shrimp on potato chips served with a ‘Champagne’ flight. The preferred sparkling was Graham Beck’s Brut Rose 2010. LCBO #4080 $21.95 Continue reading “June Wine Finds”
I am the type of person that chooses my morning coffee cup to suit my mood and the season. So it will be no surprise that I have very personal preferences when it comes to which wine glass I want to use at any given time.
I was delighted a couple of years ago to discover Titanium crystal. Continue reading “Wine Glasses You Want to Know About”
Pumpkin seeds are so good for you. This is a really tasty way to have a healthy and addictive snack!
I first had these served with Champagne. Continue reading “Spicy Pumpkin Seeds”
This Frozen Walnut Torte dessert is like a grown up version of a DQ ice cream cake. Hands on time is minimal although the meringues have to bake for an hour. It has to freeze overnight so it is the perfect make ahead dessert! Continue reading “Frozen Walnut Torte”
This pizza combination is a cinch to make since you can use the ingredients with no advance cooking. It is especially good when tomatoes are in season but the ingredients are easy to find at any time of the year.
The timing assumes you have the dough already prepared either freshly prepared or thawed from your freezer. Get the recipe for Overnight No Knead Pizza Dough here. Continue reading “Basil Pesto Tomato Pizza”