Sunday, 29 September 2013

Soothing Soup

It is cold season here. I'm fighting off a nasty sinus infection and cough for a few weeks now. And it has me thinking.

Can chicken soup help fight a cold or the flu? It has been a long held believe of mine that it does help.

I swear by cayenne pepper in my steaming hot pot of soup as my secret weapon. (Skip the pasta.) I also have a friend that swears by garlic and grated ginger in theirs to help loosen congestion and get things draining.

How about you?  What's your secret ingredient?

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Quinao-Stuffed Bell Peppers

This recipe is from the Looneyspoons Cookbook but can also be found online here. These are just before they were popped into the oven. Since I had some leftover corn, I threw that into the quinao and mushroom stuffing mix.



OH MY GOODNESS, this dish is delish!

Monday, 2 September 2013

Gluten-Free Stuffing!

It has been years since I enjoyed stuffing, until yesterday when I gave this recipe a try.



















There was a lot of prep work but it was totally worth it. All I need now is an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner next month. I'll bring the stuffing!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Farmer's Market

It really is not surprising that the folk's backyard garden did not do as well as in the past. The last two years have been extremely dry and this ended up being the summer to recover.



Thankfully, there is a great farmer's market to fill in for the items that are missing from this year's yield, potatoes, peppers, etc.  Check out the size of those broad beans.  I've never seen broad beans this big, have you?