So it begins..............

Make it pretty, you eat with your eyes!

Mix your greens and add fresh herbs then throw in a little crunch with a granny smith apple.

  • On the third day of Christmas

    "3 main ingredients"

    1. Beef
    2. Potatoes
    3..Vegetables

    Beef Stock
    Bay leaves
    Parsley
    Seasonings

  • My true love

    "2 popovers each"

    3 tablespoons melted butter, divided
    2 eggs
    1 cup milk, warmed for 30 seconds in the microwave (should be lukewarm to warm)
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon kosher salt

    Pour batter into melted butter and bake at 400 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Made for me.....

    "And a bowl full of heavenly goodness"

    Cuddle up in front of the TV, turn on your favorite holiday movie and chow down.

  • Family "THYME"

    Don't just choose a holiday theme but go for a holiday themed menu using one or two special ingredients.

    This time around we chose THYME! Something there is never enough of with the ones you love.

  • Cornish hens stuffed with pepper and Thyme

    Pat dry your little birds, rub them down with butter, salt and pepper, then wrap them up tightly with pancetta and tuck in some lemon, peppers and thyme.

    Cook at 375 degrees for roughly one hour.

    Serve parmesan stacked potatoes with thyme along side these lovelies. Fully coat thinly sliced Yukon potatoes with butter, olive oil, parmesan and thyme. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes in muffin tins.

  • Cornbread with apples, onions and thyme.

    For this festive version of cornbread we caramelized some sweet onions and pink lady apples, added the thyme, butter and sugar. Mixed half of the ingredients into the batter then layered the remaining on top. Baked at 400 degrees for 40 minutes.

    For the batter:
    1½ cups cornmeal
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    2 large eggs
    1½ cups buttermilk

“Bless the food before us, the family beside us, and the love between us.” (Shared by Lynda Easterling Stinson)​

From Meatless Monday to Meaty Monday!

There is something so magical and special about a Christmas tree, home made bolognese, candles and red wine.
 
Make the time to be together and be thankful.Heart
 
What you will need.........
Onions 
Garlic
Sweet peppers, red and yellow
Baby Bella mushrooms
Fresh tomatoes and a good spicy sauce
Parsley 
Oregano
Red wine
Ground turkey and pork
Any type of pasta will do.....
  • The main attraction.....

    What do you do when it's Thanksgiving for two?

    Cook a Turkey Breast. Takes about 2+ hours!

  • Ta da!!!!!

    Save time and cheat on the sides, use store bought stuffing and cook an easy veg like squash casserole. This was an old time favorite from my Great Aunt Lila.

    Yellow squash sliced very thin
    Canned cream of mushroom soup mixed w/ heavy cream and milk just to thin out
    Fresh thyme
    Grated mozzarella
    Salt & pepper

Perfect little helpers. Lunch was delicious, now time for a nap!

  • Friday night lamb curry!

    My gorgeous Chef Allan whipped this up for Friday night date night.

    Every bite so delicious we had to find another variation. So what better way for a weekend treat than Sunday night pizza!

    Lamb, red onion,garlic,ginger,
    cilantro, spinach,
    jalapeño peppers,curry powder,turmeric power,ground clove,ground cardamom,tomato purée,coconut milk. In pressure cooker for 50 minutes.

  • Transformed to Sunday night pizza.....

    Take the easy road and use a store bought, roll out pizza dough.

    Depending on your preference roll out to thin or thick!

    For the base, roasted garlic and caramelized red onions.

  • Don't skimp on the dollop of RAITA. The perfect finish for this dish.

    RAITA is an Indian cucumber yogurt condiment. Cool and refreshing on your hot palate.

    Ingredients
    2 cups plain yogurt
    1 large cucumber, peeled, seeds removed, finely chopped
    3 tablespoons minced fresh mint leaves
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/4 teaspoon paprika
    Pinch sugar
    Pinch cayenne


Take me back Tacos.....

As a child Tacos were and still are one of my all-time favorite things.  The assembly process, using your hands and creating that perfect bite.
 
You can use beef, chicken, fish or even shellfish. The skies the limit baby!
 
Make sure you have your selection of toppers and make it hot!
 
Traditionally, hard tacos but sometimes I prefer:
 
Soft tortillas
Sour cream
Salsa
Lettuce
Tomatoes
Cheese
Red Onions
Guacamole
Black Beans
Cilantro
Lime
Green Chiles
 
Wild
 
 
 
  • Get the chopsticks out!

    This Thai dish is simple, easy and fast and who doesn't love RAMEN noodles!

    Comes together in 15 mins.

  • and prepare for total comfort.....

    Ingredients pictured below:
    Shrimp
    Ramen noodles
    Spinach
    Green onions
    Basil
    Ginger
    Garlic
    Carrots
    Mushrooms
    Lime Zest and juice
    Jalapenos, red and green
    Seafood stock
    Cilantro
    Coconut milk
    Fish Sauce
    Hot mongolian fire oil

Just another manic "meatless" Monday! Thai shrimp noodle soup.

What makes your belly H-ANGRY!!??

How many uses can you find for apple cider?  We are trying out a spooky belly short rib recipe.

  • Wonder PUG

    Which one to torture my pug with???

    My alter ego Wonder Woman.....

  • Scarlett O'Pugar

    My mothers favourite movie of all times.....Gone with the Wind.....

  • Hairy Pugger

    Had to throw a boy costume in since he is a boy pug!

A perfect day!

Last stop on the cruise......Newport, Rhode Island. Castle Hill Inn.

  • Our recipe for a perfect vaca!

    Choose an optimal local, something with a view preferably.
    Check....

  • My needs and wants!

    Ensure you have the essentials! Spa and a gourmet restaurant.
    Check, check.....

  • Love, love, love....

    Share with the ones you love, that love you back and always make you feel like you are #1!!!
    Check, check, check.....

  • Chinese made easy at home.

    Shredded carrots
    Green onions
    Endamame
    Egg
    Bean Sprouts
    Broccoli
    Chicken
    Cooked white rice

    Combine and go!

  • My fortune reads I will have a full belly shortly!

    Staples you must have........
    Soy Sauce
    Thai Chili Sauce
    Fish Sauce
    Sesame Oil

Penne for your thoughts!!!

What could be easier than pasta for a meatless Monday dinner. Grab what is in your fridge and cupboard and go for it. In this case canned artichokes, mushrooms, onions, garlic, parsley, bottled spicy arrabbiata pasta sauce and shrimpies...............

Cook everything in one pan adding the shrimp at the very end with a nob of butter and little marsala wine. Once the penne pasta is perfectly al dente, toss together with shaved parmesan (optional) and volia, dinner is served!

  • The CHEF

    One thing any good Bahamian knows.......A good BOIl or SOUSE with plenty, plenty pepper and lime is the cure for what ales you!



  • SOUSE

    Tell us what your hangover cure is and we will try and make one of the dishes!

  • What you will need.........

    Our perscription for chicken souse.

    Rx
    Thigh and legs with skin
    Carrots
    Potatoes
    Onion
    Celery
    All spice
    Bay leaves
    Goat pepper
    Limes
    Water and Chicken Stock

Kind regards

Allan & Beth