Tomato Sauce with Pork

Tomato Sauce with Pork

The addition of pork to tomato sauce is a joy. The pork gives the whole thing a lovely sweetness. I remember my dad cooking meat sauce on a Sunday. That was something special. He would fill the pot with two large bits of pork shoulder and
let it simmer for a couple of hours.

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Iced Tea

Iced Tea

I don’t understand why more people don’t have this in the fridge when you visit. Its cheap, fast to make and much better than anything you can get out of a bottle.

Another advantage is that you can make it with different types of tea. I like stronger tea’s like Earl Grey and English Breakfast but my partner likes green tea which is more mild.

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Old Fashion Lemonade

Old Fashion Lemonade

Make this syrup and store it in the fridge for up to week. I have adapted this recipe from Martha Stewart’s. It’s a great classic hot weather drink. The syrup can be made in advance and makes a lot of glasses of lemonade. Do enjoy it –

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Potato & Leek Soup (cold or warm)

Potato & Leek Soup (cold or warm)

I think this is a good old standard that usually pleases everyone. It is light, cool and soothing on a hot summers day. A bit old fashion I have to admit but that doesn’t stop me from making and enjoying it.

This is not Vichyssoise which is an American invention,

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Cream of Asparagus Soup (cold or warm)

Cream of Asparagus Soup (cold or warm)

This is an old classic that I haven’t found much improved on during my travels. You can use the stalks of the asparagus and save the lovely green tips to decorate the soup.

If you would like, this recipe can be made using white asparagus.

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Mega Meatballs

Mega Meatballs

These are great meatballs soft and moist. Everyone thinks they have the best meatballs in the world. Well I don’t know if these are the best but they are certainly close. This is a large recipe and the meatballs freeze really well.  This recipe will yield about 30,

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Pork Braised in Cider Vinegar

Pork Braised in Cider Vinegar

I have been thinking about this recipe for quite awhile and I am so glad that I finally got around to making it. It’s easy, hearty and doesn’t take too long to cook. Give it a try I am sure you will like it too!

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Asian Flavored Pork Burgers

Asian Flavored Pork Burgers

These are great cooked on the stove and terrific for a barbeque. Great on burger buns or with a bowl of rice. The recipe is versatile it can also be made into tiny balls or patties for a tasty cocktail finger food. Try it with my Asian Flavored Red and Green Salsa.

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Cranberry Chutney

Cranberry Chutney

This is an excellent change from cranberry jelly or other prepared cranberry sauces that I have tried. It is excellent for your Thanksgiving turkey. Stored in the freezer in small containers it is great for all kinds of roasted wild fowl, elk, reindeer and other kinds of roasted game meats.

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Spare Ribs

Spare Ribs – Who doesn’t like sweet and sticky spare ribs. These are a staple at our house and weather they are the thin or thick variety we love spare ribs. Braising them at a low temperature for a long time will give you beautiful moist and tender ribs.

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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.

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.

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