Tagged: traditional

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese Garlic Ribs

A recent conversation about the old-style Chinese restaurants that were so popular in the U.S. and Canada as far back as the 1940s gave me a hankering for some of those classic American-Chinese dishes....

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...

Blarney Castle

Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese

There is surely no vegetable as versatile as the humble spud.  In Ireland, where you’ll find Tayto Park, a theme park devoted to them and even a national potato day celebrating them, you’ll find...

River Seine, Paris

Chicken Cordon Bleu

The term “cordon bleu” or blue ribbon (in English) is synonymous with a top merit in French cuisine. There is also a prestigious international school, Le Cordon Bleu, whose alumni include some of the...

Apple Cobler

Apple Cobbler with Almond Topping

This recipe is nice and fruity with just the right pastry. Use your favorite baking apples, but I use the gala variety since they are what I usually prefer as a raw, eating apple....

Sweet and Sour Cabbage

Cabbage has long been a staple of the Eastern European diet as it is well suited to grow in cooler, harsher climates, is packed with nutrients and preserves easily. The following recipe goes so...

Guacamole – Traditional Mexican

This is one of the healthiest Mexican appetizers out there. It whips up in minutes and while usually served with corn chips, try it as a dip for bite size sweet peppers, celery and...

Samll Cucumbers

Dill & Garlic Pickles

When the dill weed flowers in our garden in mid-summer, I head to the farmers market in search of the right sized baby cucumbers to make our family dill pickle recipe. This family recipe...