Do you ever feel the need for an antidote to heavy meals? Do you need something simple, refreshing and light to tide you over and fill you up? Meet the Salad Wrap. Take some lettuce as a wrapper, make veggies the star, and experiment with beans, grains, chicken, fish, meat, tofu, nuts, seeds. As for dressings, try…
Horseradish Smoked Fish – For Mingling
Did you know that only certain topics of conversation are permitted when mingling? You’re not supposed to broach politics, religion or anything serious. So what does that leave besides frivolous banter? If you’re searching for creative direction at your next event, here are 40 mingling motifs. Mingling is so much easier when a meal consists of lots…
Lemony Marinated Shrimp – I Spy a Winner
I didn’t babysit often as a youngster, but when I did, I totally enjoyed it. Usually my charges were fast asleep by the time their parents were sneaking out to dinner. That left me plenty of time to raid the pantry for snacks I couldn’t get at home and watch Get Smart, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Mission…
Multipurpose Mushrooms – Dinner Party Fare
Mushrooms are one of my favourite foods. I love them on pizza, in pasta or salads, in soups and stews, grilled, sautéed, marinated, stuffed with stuff. Mushrooms please my palate — so earthy, succulent, satisfying. Today’s take on mushrooms is also versatile. You can serve these Multipurpose Mushrooms on grains, pasta, with a main, or in little…
Laura’s Gazpacho – Lawfully Good
How do you know it’s summer for real? Aside from the date on the calendar, it’s the tangy tasting, refreshing gazpacho that tips you off. Forget smoothies and stop worrying about getting enough vegetables. Simply sip on a cup full of Laura’s Gazpacho and let the good times roll. If you don’t count the dressing, Laura’s Gazpacho has just 3 ingredients….
Asparagus Toast – Presidential
John and Abigail Adams are getting heaps of attention lately. First we watched the TV mini-series, and now we can re-enact The Culinary Lives of John and Abigail Adams with a cookbook. Author Rosana Y. Wan respects the Adams’ basic values — including how they sought to share good food with family and friends through their 54-year marriage, a partnership peppered with frequent separations….
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