Tag Archive for Tips and Hints

the easiest and quickest homemade hummus

Easiest Homemade Hummus

This homemade hummus is my ‘magical fix’ when guests show up unexpectedly. I always have a can of chickpeas in the cupboard, some garlic and lemon. I mix all the ingredients together in a blender and within seconds the humus dip is made. I also keep a supply of baguette in the freezer for such occasions, however it is best… Read more →

10 Tips for Surviving Christmas Cooking

Two days left until Christmas, the clock is ticking down! Besides the presents, Christmas cards and the closing of business over the festive week, I need to plan for food. It is very difficult to gauge, during previous Christmas’s we cooked far too much and struggled to finish it all. I now prefer to spend 2 days before Christmas preparing… Read more →

School lunch ideas

Rap the Wrap! – Video Tutorial

1 Back to School: Healthy School Lunch Ideas by Laura on 10th September 2015 in Hints & Tips: Family meals, What’s Cooking • 0 Comments It is always a struggle to come up with healthy new school lunch ideas. Francesco’s elementary school in Saint Paul has what I would describe as a Michelin Star canteen, with a menu and gourmet standard one would expect of a… Read more →

How to Butterfly a Pork Tenderloin Video Tutorial

1 Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Chestnuts, Cranberries Recipe by Laura on 31st January 2016 in Main Course, Recipes • 0 Comments The pork tenderloin is very lean and can be too plain if not combined with stronger flavours. The fruitiness of the cranberries and lemon zest adds a nice bite to it, and the nuttiness of the chestnuts mixed with a glass of cognac integrates all… Read more →

How to Clean an Artichoke – Video Tutorial

1 Warm Artichoke, Parmesan, Garlic Spread by Laura on 5th March 2016 in Recipes, Starters • 2 Comments I came across this recipe on the FOOD52 community, and it was love at first sight. The creator of this recipe is Mindy Arbo and I would like to thank her for posting this incredible recipe. I love every single ingredient in it, so I decided to give… Read more →

Tuna Loaf with Potatoes

Tuna loaf with potatoes can be made ahead of time and is served cold. If you know you will be home late, it is nice to know dinner is in the fridge ready to be served. It is also a handy option for informal buffet parties. Calories per serving 574; Time to prepare 30 minutes; Easy Storage Recommendations Not suitable… Read more →

Tuna Loaf

This Tuna Loaf can be made ahead of time and is served cold. If you know you will be home late, it is nice to know dinner is in the fridge ready to be served. Calories per serving 362; Time to prepare 1 hour; Easy Storage Recommendations Not suitable for the freezer To prepare hours ahead For instructions on recipes… Read more →