Here is a collection of recipes I love to make. If you have a recipe you would like to share please submit it and I will post it or link to your blog or website.

Goat Cheese and Basil Grilled Pizza






Three Ways to Make Heath Bar Cake






Beef Stir Fry Freezer Meal

Beef Stir Fry
Freezing Directions
1 red bell pepper cut in chunks
1 green bell pepper cut in chunks
1/2 lb beef cut in strips
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp fennel
1 crushed garlic clove
1 tbsp curry paste
1 chopped red chili
Serves 2-3
Cut red and green bell peppers into chunks. Cut beef into strips. In a 1 qt bag combine 1 tsp cumin, ½ tsp fennel, crushed garlic clove, ginger, finely chopped red chili, 1 tbsp of curry paste, bell pepper and steak.

Cooking Directions

Thaw, add 1 tbsp oil to a wok and heat. Add stir fry and cook until peppers are tender and beef is cooked through. Serve with naan or rice.
Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad

Here is a recipe I made using vegetables from my garden. If you garden like me you will have an abundance of fresh vegetables. The great thing about this pasta salad is you can use whatever fresh vegetables you have on hand.

10 oz of rotini or bowtie pasta
Vegetables: You can use whatever you have on hand. I used:
15-20 cherry tomatoes
1 small can of artichoke hearts chopped
1 summer squash chopped
5 okra sliced
6-8 large fresh basil leaves chopped (dried basil is fine too or add the herb of your choice)
4 small or 2 large garlic cloves minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Cook the pasta according to directions on the box. Boil or saute squash and okra until tender. Combine all ingredients to a large bowl. Stir ingredients, cover and refrigerate until cool, at least one hour. Serve chilled.

Squash Fritters

If you are like me you are probably running out of ideas of how to use all those vegetables from your garden. This year I have lots and lots of summer squash. I came upon this recipe on and modified it a bit to give it more flavour. It may not be the healthiest way to prepare summer squash but it was so good. This recipe serves 2-3 and can be doubled for a bigger batch.

2-3 summer squash (about 1 1/4 cup chopped)
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup corn meal
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 tsp garlic powder or 1 large garlic clove minced
1/2 small onion chopped (I used a scallion)
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
1 tsp salt
oil for frying

Peel, chop and boil the squash until tender about 7-10 minutes. Preheat deep fryer to 375.
Meanwhile combine the flour, cornmeal and baking soda in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix egg, garlic, onion, cheese and salt. When squash is cooked, drain and mash with a potato masher or in a food processor. Add squash to egg mixture then add dry ingredients and mix well. Drop tablespoons of mixture in heated deep fryer being careful not to add too much batter. Fry for about 4 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy!

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