Category: Recipes

French Canadian Pea Soup

French Canadian Pea Soup

What has been handed down from the first settlers of a land called New France, traditional soupe aux pois and the commercially popular Habitant Pea Soup, is today considered comfort food in most of...

Irish Seafood Chowder

After the ubiquitous fish and chips, the other sea creatures harvested along the Irish coast, like cockles and mussels, often get combined with some Irish cream and potatoes to make chowder.  Most commonly served as...

Roast Potatoes with Mirepoix

This dish makes a great side for roast beef or grilled lamb. Mirepoix is a popular flavour enhancer used in French cuisine. Normally, onion, carrot and celery are used but variations using other aromatic...

crepes with apple and pear

Sweet & Savory Crêpes

One of the things I remember most about by first visit to Quebec City was ordering crêpes from a street vendor. Once you chose your fillings and placed your order you watched and waited...

Pineapple upside down cake

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

If you have about 1½ cups of ripe fresh pineapple to spare, and are in the mood for baking, then you and your family are sure to enjoy this twist on traditional upside-down cake....

Tierra del Fuega National Park, Argentina

Dulce de Leche

Popular for generations across the Spanish speaking cultures is the quintessential South American treat called Dulce de Leche. Translated roughly as “milk candy” it is much like a caramel sauce. One of my favorite...

Lubieh Ruz

Lebanese Lamb & Green Bean Stew

This recipe combines some popular middle eastern ingredients and is based on the common stewed green bean dish called Loubieh Ruz.   I like to add some meat and serve over lemon rice to...

Leek & Potato Soup

Leek & Potato Soup

When leeks come into season in the fall, you’ll generally find them at their freshest and cheapest.  With the cooler weather, most appetites will welcome a hearty soup like this popular Irish delight. Preparing...