Author Archives: chebandbecky

About chebandbecky

I was born in Birmingham, England and emigrated to Canada in 1988. Becky is my daughter who was injured in a car accident. We are working towards her independence.

Six New Recipes

We are obviously better at cooking and eating than we are at writing and blogging. Here is a quick synopsis of the latest recipes. Number 34 and 35 were from  “Grilled Cheese Kitchen” by Heidi Gibson and Nate Pollak. Farmer’s … Continue reading

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Light up the Square 

We are just back from Celebration Square for the annual tree lighting ceremony. It’s the first festive event of the season.  Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! Cheryl and Becky

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Harvest Salad With Maple Vinaigrette 

This is the first recipe in Jamie Deen’s “Good Food” book.  Peel and chop a butternut squash, or a couple of sweet potatoes, into cubes, drizzle with oil and season. Bake at 200C/400F for 30 minutes.  Let it cool. Make … Continue reading

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Cleaning Out the Fridge!

We had food in the fridge, but there didn’t seem to be enough of anything to make a meal. What to do? Look up some new recipes! We had one orange, one avocado, a bit of lettuce, and two and … Continue reading

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End of Season Tomatoes 

We had a pile of very ripe tomatoes and decided to make a roast tomato sauce as our thirtieth new recipe this year. We got the recipe from a great book called “Small-Batch Preserving” by Ellie Topp and Margaret Howard.  … Continue reading

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Gnocchi with Sage Butter 

If someone put a potato and half an egg on a plate and told you it was your dinner, what would you think? A plate of gnocchi is exactly that. How can so little be so good and so filling? … Continue reading

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So Far Behind!

I think we are past the point where we can catch up with everything, so this will be a quick post listing new recipes we have made for this years challenge. Number 20, sauerkraut Number 21, Sauerkraut, ham and potato  … Continue reading

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So much to do!

The last 5-6 weeks have been very busy. We have cooked but I haven’t had time to write up the recipes. We’ve also been on a road trip to Thunder Bay, which was wonderful.  Sault Ste. Marie Down a nickel … Continue reading

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Summer Soup

Our garden is finally producing some food after a very slow start, so we used some of our garden stash to make Squash Blossom Soup from “Pati’s Mexican Table” by Pati Jinich. We call them zucchini and the English call … Continue reading

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Slow and Steady 

We’re changing pace for the next two recipes. We found this wonderful slow cooker recipe book by Ricardo called “Slower is Better”. We can use our slow cooker in the basement which stops the house heating up. Plug in two … Continue reading

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