Tourtière (Canadian Meat Pie)

I’ve been making this dish for over thirty years…I always just called it Beef Pie…recently I saw a recipe with very similar ingredients called Tourtière…which is actually a Canadian dish made with beef and potatoes that originated in the Provence of Quebec – the vessel it is made in is called a Tourtière…so now I’m calling my dish Tourtière too! It’s another one of my hubby’s favorite meals as it’s very hearty and perfect to serve in early Autumn… Continue reading

Roasted Thyme Potatoes

Did you know that the potato originated in southern Peru sometime between 8000-5000 BC? Wow…pretty cool. Anyway, I’m glad that they’re still around and are just as delicious now as they were back then. Mashed, boiled, roasted – Any way you make ’em. Today I’ve used baby potatoes so they cook up quicker and have a wonderful creamy flavor. The thyme adds a perfect little note to that creamy flavor… Continue reading

Rotini Romesco

Romesco Sauce is a blend of toasted almonds, roasted red pepper and other yummy ingredients. In the past I’ve only ever served it over chicken thighs…today I decided to change it up a bit and serve it over Rotini pasta. It’s a rich nutty sauce that fills all the nooks and crannies of Rotini! So, so good… Continue reading

Salmon Canape Bites

Salmon Canape Bites

We are still enjoying summer poolside and I love to have my friends over several times a month to sip cocktails and have appetizers. I have learned to let the girls bring some of the goodies… but I also like to have a few goodies of my own. So here is a little snack I made for one of our poolside afternoons. Continue reading