Risotto with Scallops, Mushrooms and Garlic Scapes

  I am new to garlic scapes. And I am definitely kicking myself now for nothing getting acquainted sooner! We were visiting my brother and sister in law in New Brunswick this summer to meet our most special, beautiful baby nephew. Let me tell you, we fell fast and hard in love with little R.… Continue reading Risotto with Scallops, Mushrooms and Garlic Scapes

Pita Pizza with Prosciutto, Mushrooms and Arugula

  What do you do when you need to clean up your fridge?  Well, you make pizza of course!  We had little bits of everything leftover sitting in the fridge and so we decided to make a quick pita pizza topped with prosciutto, mushrooms and arugula.  It not only helped clear our fridge of leftovers,… Continue reading Pita Pizza with Prosciutto, Mushrooms and Arugula

Guinness Beef Stew

I distinctly  remember the first time I ever tried beef stew.  I was about 13 years old and new to Canada.  One night for dinner, I was given a plate of white rice topped with this wonderful, rich, home made beef stew.   I remember what a fantastic meal it was – rich broth, creamy… Continue reading Guinness Beef Stew

Seafood Risotto with Wild Mushrooms

Last December, we needed a break badly and so we headed off to Muskoka to stay in a cottage – all by ourselves! It was real cold out there but it was also peaceful and quiet.  Everyday and every week we are constantly running around and rushing from one place to another.  Even though, we… Continue reading Seafood Risotto with Wild Mushrooms