#FoodFocus – Harvest Vegetable Quiche

When the weather turns cold, the oven calls me to roast or bake something. Not only does it warm up the kitchen, but fills the house with enticing aromas. This morning, I felt like making something with eggs. So I decided on a quiche, which is quite versatile as a breakfast dish, brunch or even…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Harvest Vegetable Quiche

#FoodFocus – Cream of Potato and Leek Soup

If you’re anything like me, I enjoy a bowl of soup any time of the year. It doesn’t have to be cold outside. Or rainy. A bowl of soup and a salad or a sandwich always makes for a good lunch or even a light dinner. Soups are so easy to prepare. The easiest to…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Cream of Potato and Leek Soup

#FoodFocus – Slow Cooked Sunday Pot Roast

As the days get longer, spring fever hits and the outdoors beckon! Sometimes, making meals takes a back seat and when this happens, fast food becomes a practical option. Well, it doesn’t have to be this way. Especially when you have a crock pot or slow cooker, an amazing small appliance that makes easy work…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Slow Cooked Sunday Pot Roast

#FoodFocus – Leftover Turkey Soup

As our American neighbours prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, a lot of delicious food will be served and consumed with great pleasure. Thanksgiving meals also mean a ton of leftovers! As roasted turkey is the most traditional meal served, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about my favourite way to enjoy the…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Leftover Turkey Soup

#FoodFocus – Pumpkin and Spice Cream Soup

Pumpkins and Halloween go together like.. well, one cannot think of Halloween without planning a trip to the pumpkin patch at a local farm. Over the years, I have seen houses decorated with bales of hay, corn stalks and more often than not, LOTS of pumpkins! Some are carved in the spirit of Halloween and…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Pumpkin and Spice Cream Soup

#FoodFocus – Brown Lentils on Golden Bed of Polenta

This dish is delicious and so easy to prepare. For a smooth polenta, a slow 15-20 minute cook is required but it is definitely worth it. Yields 2 servings Begin by cooking your lentils: 1 cup water 1/2 cup dry brown lentils, rinsed bit of salt black pepper to taste Bring salted water to a…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Brown Lentils on Golden Bed of Polenta

#FoodFocus – Jackson Style Chili Con Carne

It seems like it’s all about comfort food at this time of the year, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, where it’s cold and snowy. Even if you enjoy the outdoors in winter, a bowl of something that’s been simmering on the stove is always welcome! Chili is one of those comforting dishes!¬†After all, we…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Jackson Style Chili Con Carne