Tomatoes, More Tomatoes!

Tomato season is truly upon us. I know, this blog featured tomatoes last week as well! But I just went out into my garden to gather what is waiting to be picked this morning, and the colors and tastes are just too nice! See photo above for the results. I will do some canning, mostly 

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Zucchini-Tomato-Onion Gratin

The farm stands here in Prince Edward County are brimming with so much beautiful produce right now. I picked up a huge Zucchini the other day for .75 cents! This weeks recipe is a delicious way to serve up those gorgeous tomatoes, zucchini and onions that are available at all the local farms. I have 

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7-Layer Ranch Salad

Today’s recipe is one of my favourite salads for a BBQ, potluck, or anytime you’ll be feeding a crowd. It can (should) be made well ahead and surprisingly, leftovers stay fresh and can still be eaten the next day, which is unusual for a salad. Many of the ingredients are on sale this week at 

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Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

My grandkids love cauliflower and broccoli as long as it is cheesy. Cheddar makes everything better, right?  This is an easy recipe that kids and adults will enjoy and it is so much healthier than cheese whiz! You can pick up some cauliflower at No Frills this week for $1.97 per head and whip up 

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Local Summer Squash

Summer squash is here! Not yet in our local gardens (not mine anyway), but available at the supermarkets. Ontario summer squashes, both yellow and green (zucchini) are on sale at No Frills this week for $1/lb. I love to grill summer squash, simply slicing it lengthwise, coating it with a little olive oil and salt. 

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Pork & Egg Burgers

Ground Pork is a great value, often being less expensive than ground beef, although maybe not quite as versatile. I have a couple of ground pork recipes, with this one being a favourite for a quick weeknight meal. Metro has it on sale this week for $4.99/lb, so for less than $10, you can have 

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Crispy Chicken Thighs

For many years I have searched for a way to make truly crispy chicken thighs without the mess and hassle of deep-frying, and about 6 months ago, I found it. This easy recipe has an unlikely ingredient that crisps the skin; baking powder. Weird, I know! Chicken thighs and drumsticks are on sale at Metro 

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