Category: European

Chill Banishing Lasagna Soup A bowlful of Italy

Winter Painting by Harris

It’s cold. You’re rattled to the bone. Your nose is froze and your toes are numb. It’s a night for soup, a hearty stick-to-your-ribs kind of soup. All the taste of a naughty lasagna without paying the price. 2 Tbsp.…

Let Us Pesto – Lettuce Pesto

Buttercrunch Lettuce

There are times when you just want what you want when you want it!  With nary a blade of basil growing in the garden, I pulled up some Buttercrunch lettuce and combined it with dried basil to make a Lettuce…

Turkey Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage Pie

Cottage

A veritable cornucopia of leftovers goes into this comforting meat, veg, and mash casserole. It’s an easy assemblage of ingredients that tastes like the Holidays all-in-one bite. A splash of Olive Oil for the pan 2 onions, halved and sliced…

Idiot Proof Pasta Dish with Meat and Tomato Sauce

Italian Table for Two

Every man needs an arsenal of at least three recipes in his quiver. Preferably, seven. Seven days of heaven is sure to win the heart of many a fair maiden. The smells alone of this amazingly easy dish…will have women…

Greek Home Style Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Sauce

Greek Cafe

In Greece, rice stuffed rolls wrapped in grape leaves are called dolmades. My classic English cabbage rolls stuffed with meat and rice, have been given a Grecian vamp up with pine nuts, oregano, and sprinkled with feta. On a chilly…

A Lightened Up English Christmas Steamed Pudding

Making A Christmas Pudding

I’ve lightened up the traditional steamed English pudding with freshly grated carrot and apple. Instead of grated suet, as my Mum made it, I use butter. I don’t make the pudding months in advance as was the custom and feed…

Nod Noggin’ Egg Nog A Creamy Egg-less Nog

Birds Custard Powder

I’ve dubbed my Christmas concoction nod noggin’ because your Noggin’ (your head) will surely nod after drinkin’ my wicked blend. No worries over egg safety, it’s made with Bird’s Eye Custard Powder instead of the traditional way with a dozen…

Provencal Pork Apple and Herb Stuffing

Apples

I’ve stuffed a lot of birds, this stuffing is by far one of my best yet. It’s moist, herby, and sweet. The sausage adds a pleasant savory note. Using whole wheat bread crumbs made from fresh bread adds a rustic…