Archive of ‘Appetizers’ category

Pickled Daikon, Mango and Thai Basil Salad

This recipe has become one of my favourite salads to serve in warmer months. After tasting pickled daikon in many different restaurants, I decided to try making my own at home. It’s really quite easy to make and can be stored in a jar with its pickling liquid to be used when needed. I love […] Read more…

 

Apple, Nuts and Gruyere Salad

I’ve always been a big fan of apples in salads. Add a couple cubes of Gruyere, a few nuts and some good greens and you’ve got yourself a wonderful filling dish. For this salad, I used this new nut mix from Back to Nature. If you’re a regular visitor to this blog, you’ll know that […] Read more…

 

Apple and Potato Fritters with Sour Cream and Herb Dipping Sauce

My grandfather made the most amazing potato galettes. Unfortunately his recipe was never really written down and my mother and grandma both have only a vague idea of how he made them. I enjoy playing around with potato fritter recipes and like to think that he lends his watchful eye when I get in the […] Read more…

 

Udon, Porc and Shittake Mushroom Soup

I’ve been pretty busy lately…. and sadly just realized that I forgot to celebrate my 100 posts mark. I guess it’s never to late to start the festivities, so happy 100th posts chocolate shavings! “Chocolate Shavings….” my dad said on the phone the other day. “How did you come up with that name anyway? Is […] Read more…

 

Grilled Zucchini Salad

Here is my 3rd zucchini recipe for the summer. This is a salad I’ve been making for ages. It’s simple, crisp and puts a smile on my face every time I serve it. You can easily switch it by using a medley of different vegetables – and can hold off on the chili if you […] Read more…

 

Tomato, Parsley and Pine Nut Stuffed Squid

After using pine nuts for the pine nut and almond tart I made last week, I used the leftover nuts to make stuffed squid. I had never had stuffed squid and am glad to have discovered a new way to enjoy it. I am used to using squid in various summer salads as well as […] Read more…

 

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