Marinated Olives

Marinated Olives

Not only do I use these for gifts but I have in my fridge a bottle of these almost all the time. Your friends will love getting a bottle of these around the holidays or really at anytime. These are really as good as any you can buy and are easy to make.

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Marinated Cherve

Marinated Cherve

Your friends will really love getting these as gifts. Make them any size you like. Give these as gifts around the holidays this is the amount you will need for 4 – 1/2 liter (or 1/2 quart) jars. You can make as many of these as you like.

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Apple Butter

Apple Butter

I have several friends who actually wait for me to make up batches of this that I give as gifts.  In September and October, it’s apple harvest time. This year our very old apple tree produced apples for the first time in years. So armed with 4 kilos (8 pounds) of our homegrown apples it was time to make a childhood favorite.

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4 Herb Roasted Chicken

4 Herb Roasted Chicken

This is a real old classic using fresh herbs I had on the balcony. It takes about 15 minutes to prepare the chicken and 1 hour to cook it. You will love this recipe.

Serves 2 to 4 depending. Here at our house it serves 4 for dinner or 2 for dinner with leftovers for 2 lunches or enough for 2 lunch size salads.

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Apple Galette

This is a simple recipe that can be used whenever you find you have too many apples, berries, plums or almost any fruits. Another aspect is that you don’t have to have any particular pie form, a simple baking tray lined with parchment is enough. Perfect for the summer house where baking equipment is always at a minimum.

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French Open Apple Tart

On our recent trip to Paris I spent my time ordering apple tarts after every meal. Sorry to say but this one here was far better than almost all the restaurants we hit. There are several types of open French open Apple Tart. This classic French Apple Tart is my favorite. It is always a hit. Serve with whipped cream, vanilla sauce or ice cream.

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Canapes


I don't have a many canapes here. The ones I share are super quick, very tasty and most of all tasty. Your guests will appreciate the effort.

A Quick Note

I wanted to take a minute to say that I do try and weigh as many of the ingredients as I can. I think it helps make recipe results more consistent. Of course professional bakers even measure liquids by weight. I don't mind pulling out my little digital scale when I need to.

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