Warm Spinach Salad with Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms

Warm Spinach Salad with Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms

Easter dinner is always bittersweet for me. Religion symbolism aside there is…

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Easter dinner is always bittersweet for me. Religion symbolism aside there is a lot of ideas of “new” and “growth”, surrounding Easter. Baby chickens, and spring, after a long cold winter. BUT here in Nova Scotia, if Easter is too early, then we are still surrounded by winter vegetables, snow, and turnips.

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Maple Bacon Butter

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Maple Bacon Butter

Everyone knows the amazing string-ability of the spaghetti squash. And I for…

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Everyone knows the amazing string-ability of the spaghetti squash. And I for one have to admit that I have never even considered eating it any other way than roasted and shredded into strands….. Until my roommate said he wanted it cut into pieces and roasted for his birthday.

EAT SPAGHETTI SQUASH ANY OTHER WAY THEN SHREDDED???

BBQ Pork Loin Stuffed with Roasted Peaches and Avocado

BBQ Pork Loin Stuffed with Roasted Peaches and Avocado

It took me a lot of laps around the grocery store on…

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It took me a lot of laps around the grocery store on Friday night to figure this out. I had pork and avocado in my cart and I wanted to BBQ. It wasn’t until I stumbled across some “tree ripened peaches from Chili” (ya right!) that dinner popped into my head. Somehow I just knew that this would turn out delicious and it did!

Bacon Mushroom and Swiss Pies

Bacon Mushroom and Swiss Pies

Inspiration from this pie came from my obvious loves! Bacon and Cheese.…

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Inspiration from this pie came from my obvious loves! Bacon and Cheese. After requests at the Southern Comfort event I tried to incorporate bacon as much as possible, and who doesn’t love cheese? Combined with sauteed mushrooms it is probably one of my favourite flavour combinations. Bacon, Cheese and Mushrooms?? Yes Please!

Breakfast Pizza with Bacon Sausage and Quail Eggs

Breakfast Pizza with Bacon Sausage and Quail Eggs

What better way to get eggs onto pizza but with cute little…

What better way to get eggs onto pizza but with cute little quail eggs. I’ve seen recipes before that have eggs on pizza, but I couldn’t imagine the humongous chicken egg and all it’s glory sprawled across my pizza. The way to get the eggs perfect to your desired doneness is to pre-poach them so that they are cooked about half way to how you like them and then placing them on the pizza. If you like your eggs gooey and runny, don’t cook them at all, just make little nests and crack them right onto the decorated pie!

Warm Potato Bacon Salad

Warm Potato Bacon Salad

The Marlborough Man has a few “annoying” doesn’t likes. Most of them…

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The Marlborough Man has a few “annoying” doesn’t likes. Most of them I can generally work around, sometimes I find that calling the dish something different then it is helps. Once of his favourite doesn’t likes is potato salad. He doesn’t like the creaminess of the potatoes and he doesn’t like the mayo in with the potatoes. So I researched and found a few ideas to take the “idea” of potato salad and turn it into something other then potato “salad”. So I called this roasted potatoes with bacon dressing.

Cream of Mushroom and Smoked Chicken Soup

Cream of Mushroom and Smoked Chicken Soup

This was the final use for the Smoked Chicken, and what a…

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This was the final use for the Smoked Chicken, and what a bitter sweet finale it was. I had no problems or issues using the leftover carcass to create some delicious chicken stock which I used in this soup. If you don’t have smoked chicken you can always use rotisserie or leftover roast chicken or leave it out completely. You can also use store-bought chicken stock if you don’t have any on hand.