Roasted Eggplant & Fresh Tomato Salad

I saw this recipe for Roasted Eggplant & Fresh Tomato Salad & had to try it! It is a perfect salad to use some fresh veg from a Farmers Market!

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Chopped Broccoli Salad

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I had some broccoli crowns in the fridge, some carrots and purple cabbage so I decided to make it all into a salad. It turned out really nicely. The key, Murray says, is to cut the broccoli up into small pieces. The dressing is slightly sweet with the addition of maple syrup. I have changed the type of vinegar in the dressing from the original recipe which I got from a friend. Served this with some salmon patties last night, but of course it will pair as a side with anything.

Here is the recipe

Chopped Broccoli Salad

serves 4 as a side dish

SALAD

 2 1/2 cups chopped broccoli, cut into small pieces

1  cup purple cabbage, sliced thinly than diced

1 carrot, finely grated

1/2 cup dried cranberries *** this is also good with currants

1/2 – 1 cup of toasted sunflower seeds *

DRESSING

 1 tbsp Dijon mustard

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

1/2 olive oil

1 small shallot, finely chopped

juice of 1 lemon

salt and pepper

Method

 1 .Combine the shopped broccoli, purple cabbage, grated carrot  and dried cranberries together in a medium size bowl

2. In an ungreased skillet, gently toast the sunflower seeds. shake the skillet often to make sure they toast evenly. Cool slightly then add to the broccoli mixture.

3. Mix the dressing ingredients together. I like to mix my salad dressings in a jar and shake to combine.

This dressing recipe makes more than you need for this amount of salad so use any amount to suit your taste.

Enjoy!

Greek Pasta Salad

I love pasta salad, but the problem is sometimes I find that the pasta is quite tasteless & worse for me is if it is undercooked…or overcooked I suppose!  I realize I don’t love the vegetables in there either…I am not being critical of other peoples pasta salads…I just wanted to make mine a bit different & see how it turned out.

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Let’s Cook for Fathers Day!

I have several recipes on here that Murray loves, I will have to decide what to make for Fathers Day!

Here are some recipes I am going to chose from !

J & M Cinnamon Buns

My daughter Jacki & I collaborated on this recipe & I think we came up with the MOST delicious cinnamon bun recipe ever!!

Baked Chicken Wings – 2 kinds…Hot & Sweet

This post is originally from February 2018… but I am making these wings for dinner tonight & will serve them with a platter of cut up veggies Here is a recipe for 2 types of chicken wings..one hot, not too hot, & one sweet…not too sweet…so easy for anyone to enjoy!

Lemon Meringue Pie

Usually I make lemon meringue pie using Yellow lemon pie filling… but here is a recipe for making the pie filling from scratch) It was a bit more time-consuming but it is not difficult.at all!

Angel Food Cake

With all of the fresh fruit available now, an Angel Food Cake is the perfect thing to pair them with…. This recipe was easy & so much better than the store-bought ones!

Fresh Strawberry Pie

My sister , Edith, has made this fresh strawberry pie for years. I have always thought it sounded delicious & I wasn’t wrong!! I do love the strawberry pies that have the custard on the bottom, strawberries & then that beautiful red glaze from the package you can get at the grocery store! Nothing wrong… Continue reading →