Use Your Noodle

I think we can all aggree, presentation matters. We assess food initially, if not exclusively by how it looks. Something as mundane as noodles rarely surprises, let alone delights. Noodles are an important ingredient to a dish. It will dictated how its eaten. Also the distribution of the sauce with each bite. I am often…

Broth: Rich Marrow Bone

Marrow bone broth is rich in minerals and proteins. Know for its collegen to encourage skin renewal. Glycine further supports the body’s natural detoxification and wound healing abilities. Proline is know for strengthening cell structures throught the body. The cornerstone of many iconic dishes, and health tonic. Personally, I added more then a couple splashes…

Smoothies: Mango Fruit Marvel

Smoothies originally came to us from the beaches of California. Where locals would drink refreshing blends of orange juice, bananas and strawberries, with or without ice, that eventually were referred to as smoothies. With the wide array of smoothie recipies, I decided to start in a safe place, a fruit smoothie. In a blender, I…

Slowcooker Campbell Mushroom Soup Roast Gravy

This extremely tasty and easy recipe hinges on Campbell soup. I have tried not to add these types of recipes because not everyone in the world has access to Campbell soup. But some things are cliché for a reason. With a cook time of 4 to 5 hours on high. 6 to 7 hours on…

Eagar Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I can’t take the credit for this little gem but it was given to when I married and became an Eagar. It is a family favourite, normally prepared with zucchini fresh from the garden in the backyard, and eaten over a summer weekend. Made with chocolate chips or nuts of all sorts.   Eaten with…

Eagar Rigatoni Balsamic Bolognese

On my bio tab on this site I tell you about my study of precise measurements, but Bolognese is no place to be precise. Bolognese is about fun, free movements, taste by taste. A dash of this, a splash of that, maybe a few glugs. I’ve even been told Bolognese should be sung to and…

Fillings: No Bake Cheesecake 

In a continuation of a previous post I have outlined the numerous reasons of making your own desserts. The availability crusts, and to add to that post is a heavenly no bake cheesecake filling. This light as fluff filling will leave you floating. Add any topping fresh, jammed or jellied, that tickles your fancy.  Ingredients:…

Tomato Pasta Salad with Boccaccini 

Summer has arrived with flowers in the garden no doubt soon to sprout lush fruits and veggies. With that come summer salad season. Some of the easiest meals, eaten hot or cold.  Tomatoes are one of my favorite fruits, with a multitude of varieties, it makes summer salads a beautiful design of vibrant colour.  While…

Fillings: French Silk Tart

Home made desserts are often better than can ever be found in the limited selection at the store. Needing often only to be complete the morning of, or day before. Pie shells, Graham cracker, pulverized almonds and substitutes there of, are often very reasonably priced and prepackaged. There are ulimmited fillings from fruits, creams and…

Eagar Antipasto Breakfast

Antipasto is an Italian word for a precursor to a meal. Traditionally, bread, cured meats, cheeses, olives, artichokes, and other veggies and fruits. Antipasto has been infused with a multitude of ingredients from a mixture of salsas, and salads. Even couscous, though Moroccan, is common being off the coast of Sicily.  All of these choices…

Eagar Spicy Sausage Ragu

Ground beef, veal, and even pork have been used as a protein in spaghetti. Traditionally Italian’s use wild bore as the protein in their famous ragu. Wild bore not being plentiful in our area. An accessible, tasty and cost efficient alternative would be sausage. What’s also wonderful about sausage is the options of spices and…

Jamie Oliver’s French Pork Roast

The long weekend begs for a large comforting homecooked meal. It’s often turkey, roast beef, or lamb. Over the Easter long weekend a leg of lamb is traditional. Often having to be preorder in preparation ahead of time from your grocers butcher.  I feel that cookery should be fun. Easy and at a reasonable price…