Chicken Normandy

Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried: April 18. 2018
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 1 hour

A beautiful taste combination of apples, bacon and chicken!

Chicken Normandy

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Baked Squash and Apples

Source: Simply in Season
Date tried: February 16, 2018
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed: about 1 hour

This is a terrific dish. I love it. Family loved it. Win-win all round.

Baked Squash & Apples

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Frozen Strawberry Mousse

Source: Food Combining for Health
Date tried: May 17, 2014
Yield: 2-3 servings
Time needed: Just a few minutes to make, but needs a few hours in the freezer

Making this brought the old Mother Goose rhyme back to my head.

Curly Locks, Curly Locks, wilt thou be mine?
Thou shalt not do dishes, nor yet feed the swine,
but sit on a cushion and sew a fine seam
and feed upon strawberries, sugar and cream.

Curly Locks would have swooned at this combination of “strawberries, sugar and cream”, though actually honey is used in this version.  And it gets frozen for a delightfully cool treat on a hot day.  Haven’t seen one of those this year yet.  No matter, it tastes great unfrozen too.  And you can eat it sooner.

Frozen Strawberry Mousse

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Paul’s Ambrosia

Source: Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried:November 14, 2017
Yield:6 servings
Time needed: 20 minutes + time to chill

I like fruit salads and I liked this one. I liked the addition of cheese. The dressing is best sweet. Recommended as a breakfast, a lunch or a dessert, but can also be used as a side to the main course with less sweetening. The larger amounts of spices are intended for a sweet version.

Paul’s Ambrosia

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Rhubarb Sorrel (or Strawberry) Crisp

Source: Simply in Season
Date tried:October 26, 2017
Yield: 12 servings
Time needed: 40-50 minutes

A fruit crisp is always a favourite dessert. I made the strawberry version today, as I had both rhubarb and strawberries in the freezer, , but I must try the sorrel version next spring when fresh sorrel is available.

Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp

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Canned Grape Juice

Source: Simply in Season
Date tried: August 28. 2012
Yield: 1 quart
Time needed: just a few minutes once the container has been sterilized.

I was pleasantly surprised, not only by how easy this is to put together, but by how good the resulting juice is.

Canned Grape Juice

Canned Grape Juice
1 cup/250 ml Concord-style grapes, washed
½ cup/125 ml sugar
boiling water to fill jar.

Place the grapes in a hot, sterilized quart jar.
Add the sugar and fill jar with boiling water to within ½ inch/1 cm of top.

Note: to avoid cracking jar, place a metal utensil such as a table knife in the jar to absorb the heat of the boiling water.

Stir briefly to dissolve sugar.
Seal jar with sterile lid.  No further processing is necessary.

To serve, just strain and discard the grapes.  The juice is ready to drink once chilled.

Pear, Endive and Brie Salad

Source: 12 Months of Monastery Salads
Date tried:August 7, 2017
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed:30 minutes

This was so well appreciated at a family dinner “Grandma Sherri” (my son-in-law’s mother) asked for the recipe!

Pear, Endive & Brie Salad

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Banana Orange Royale

Source:Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried:July 8, 2017
Yield: 2 servings
Time needed: a minute in the blender

A quick refreshing drink, but not a flavour combination I find appealing. I used yogurt. I may try again with buttermilk to see if that is an improvement.

Banana Orange Royale

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Boston Salad

Source: 12 Months of Monastery Salads
Date tried: January 11, 2016
Yield: 6-8 servings
Time needed: 20-30 minutes

I love Boston lettuce and was pleased this year to find some available in January—though in a high-priced “living salad” container. Usually I only find it in the summertime. Ah well, for a new recipe, I decided to try it, especially as I tend not to buy oranges in the summer when we have so much local fruit readily available.

This is a lovely salad and I am especially impressed with the dressing. Since it is best served at room temperature, no extra time needs to be added for chilling.

Boston Salad

Boston Salad

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