Friday, December 12, 2014

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Today in food history:

1922 Peter Paul Candy Mfg. Co., Inc. registered ‘Mounds’ trademark (candy bar).

Today is National Cocoa Day

 

Pasta from scratch!

Pasta from scratch!

Today’s lunch special: Home-made pasta with a cream ham & bacon tarragon cream sauce. Soup: Cream of vegetable. Scones: Blackberry

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Today in food history:

1940 Nestle registered the trademark ‘Toll House’ for chocolate chip cookies.

Today is National Pots De Creme Day and Banana Lovers Day

Lunch special for Wednesday: Cheesy Rigatoni. Soup: Tomato-bean. Scones: Cranberry lemon.

rigatonni

Cabbage rolls are back: packs of 2 in the fridge.

cabbageROLLS

A twist on a classic!

Tomorrow: Thursday (August 28) we’re making lots of Focaccia white pizzas. If you’d like to reserve yours call or drop by the shop 613-935-3662.

Mmmmmm Focaccia!

Mmmmmm Focaccia!

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If you love Chocolate!

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Many of us are great fans of Chocolate… it mixes well with so many different other ingredients. In a word, it’s SUPER yummy!

Here’s an other recipe from my grandmother, it’s simple, freezes well and it’s quite scrumptious
(oh, and kids love to help making these).

Old Fashion Chocolate Cookies

You will need:

1/2 cup of butter
1 cup of white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
2 tsp. of baking powder
1/2 tsp. of baking powder
1/2 tsp. of salt
1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup of milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Sift together the remainder of the ingredients (minus the milk). Alternate the dry mixture and milk and combine well into the butter-sugar mixture.Scoop in 1″ balls onto a greased cookie sheet with 2″ between each scoop. Cook for about 10-12 minutes (check at 8 minutes).

You can also make this glaze icing for these cookies:

Bring to a boil 6 tbs. of milk or cream, remove from heat and mix in 5 tbs. of butter, 1/2 tsp. of vanilla and 2 cups of icing sugar. You can drizzle this icing onto the top of each cookie or use it as a glue to make cookie sandwiches.

Feel free to take a picture of any of the recipes you make from our website and send it our way (though the contact us page or through our Facebook page)
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Tony’s Turkey Lasagna

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Here’s a great way to “recycle” your turkey left-overs.

Tony’s Turkey Lasagna

Ingredients:

1 box of lasagna
2 tbs. of butter
3 cups cooked and cubed turkey
2/3 cup chopped onions
1 tsp. of salt
1 tsp. of black pepper (ground)
1 garlic clove minced
3 1/2 cups of tomato sauce (not meat)
¼ cup chopped green or red peppers
½ tsp. oregano
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¾ cup grated mozzarella cheese
¾ cup cottage cheese

How to:

Bake the lasagna as indicated on the box.

Melt butter in saucepan on medium-high heat, add the onions and cook till translucent, add the turkey and all of the spices and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the tomato sauce, peppers, lower to low heat and cover, let cook for about 20 minutes.

Now to build your lasagna, put a small amount of sauce (just enough to cover the bottom of your dish (should be about 13 x 9), cover with one layer of lasagna noodles, cover this layer with half of the turkey tomato sauce, sprinkle a little bit of both cheeses, cover with another layer of noodles, spread evenly the cottage cheese (omit grated cheese on this layer), cover with noodles, cover with remainder of tomato sauce. Spread the remainder of the cheeses.

Cook for 30 to 40 minutes (uncovered) at 375 degrees. Allow the pasta to rest for 10 minutes before cutting into it.

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