Spaghetti Bolognese with Gorgonzola Garlic Bread

Love how the house smells when a pot of sauce is simmering on the stove. Served with my favourite garlic bread. Gorgonzola Garlic Bread using my homemade bread. Bolognese Sauce – Print Recipe  (updated)Olive oil 1-1/2 pounds lean ground steak or use 1/2 lean beef and 1/2 ground pork1 onion, chopped2 stalks of celery, finely…

French Laundry’s Apple Kuchen

I knew as soon as I saw this cake on Monique’s blog La Table De Nana,  that I would have to make it. Monique found the recipe on Tartine and Apron Strings  (cute name). Monique’s photos though are what did it for me.  The original recipe calls for cutting the apples into 1/4 inch slices, …

A Taste of Mexico

  We had Mexican twice this week. Tuesday night I made Chile Rellenos. I roasted fresh Poblano peppers and stuffed them with Queso Cheese. I didn’t take photos but you can find the recipe here. Last night’s dinner was Filet of Beef in a Chipotle Tomatillo Sauce with homemade Corn Tortillas.  Served with Pinto Beans…

Cranberry Pistachio Shortbreads

I finally got around to baking these Cranberry Pistachio Shortbreads.  Monique (La Table De Nana) made them recently and like everything she makes , they looked so good  I knew I had to make them. I just happened to have  shelled pistachios and cranberries   leftover from Christmas baking. Monique shared a link to the recipe…

Cinnamon Rolls (Buns) for Breakfast

I had a craving for Cinnamon Rolls. Started the dough on Tuesday evening. Rolled out, cut and placed in a buttered pan. Covered and into the fridge. I was up early Wednesday morning so I took the pan out of the fridge and left it on the counter to continue rising and come to room…

Nature’s Art

With a little help from Moe. Maple Cutting Board Gallery

Dough Starter……….

I’ve started to save dough from one batch to use in the next.  Last Thursday I baked bread and pizza using dough that had been started the week before. From that batch of dough, I saved half (about four cups worth) and  yesterday I added another four cups of flour, just a scant teaspoon of…

A Labour of Love………….

We  haven’t had many new boards to post in the last few months. The reason being that Moe injured his shoulder  and requires surgery to repair a tear in the rotator cuff. Surgery is scheduled for late February. Moe was going a little stir crazy, not being able to work    so he decided to…

Bake Day – First of the New Year

Baguettes and Pizza  Started the dough for this bread last Thursday, January 3rd. I used a little of that dough to make a flat bread to use for something else and the remaining dough went into the fridge. It had to be knocked down twice during the week as it threatened to blow the lid…