Crisp Rosemary Seasalted Flatbread!

Looking for something new to try, I thought I might give flatbread a try. I have been on a major hummus kick as of late and am always looking for new things to spread it on. I usually use grilled slices of mini baguettes and a salty nice crisp alternative sounds perfect. Flatbread is quick easy and…

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Bacon Onion Turnovers

These are as good as they sound! Eat a few or eat a lot! They are just fantastic little portable pockets of love. I found these gems on Taste of Home many years ago and have been making them ever since.   Bacon Onion Turnovers – adapted from Taste of Home 3 packages (1/4 ounce each)…

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Kale & Shallot Phyllo Pizza

I handle 1000’s of pounds of fresh produce every week. It is a food lovers dream and I am loving my job. It has inspired my use of fresh fruits and vegetables even more then I thought possible. My greatest love lately has been kale and shallots. Wanting to use them both in a different…

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A Taste of Barrhead

  I had the pleasure of attending the second Taste of Barrhead this afternoon. Hosted by the Barrhead & District Chamber of Commerce, it was an opportunity for local businesses, churches and community groups to gather and present foods from the various countries around the world. From the moment I pulled up to the school I…

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Creamed Bacon Lentil Soup

2014 seems to be the year of the lentil. I started off creating recipes from The Big Book of Little Lentils cookbook. Then it was announced that Canadian Lentils  was having a recipe contest that has seemed to explode online. Everyone has gotten involved and why not. Lentils are not only amazing to cook with they…

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Lentil Mushroom Pate

Looking for an interesting appetizer for the Canadian Lentils contest I wanted to do something very different. The earthiness of mushrooms seemed like a natural paring with lentils, some shallots garlic and thyme with a hit of lemon was the perfect balance. It  felt like a winner! A quintessential example of umami. Lentil Mushroom Pate boiling water 2…

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