Tourtiere– Quebecois meat pie

Tourtiere is the most delectable meat pie, which folks in Quebec traditionally enjoyed after midnight mass on Christmas Eve.    They say there are as many good recipes for tourtiere as there are cooks in Quebec!  Here is just one, and a very delicious one it is.  The recipe comes from the kitchen of a dear childhood friend with Montreal roots and for many years a real pie would make its way across the cul-de-sac where it would be devoured for Christmas lunch. Read More


Asian meatballs with pineapple and pea pods

Here is an appetizer recipe that will please just about everyone on your guest list.  Bursting with ginger, garlic, soy and cilantro, they are baked and then covered in a sweet and spicy sauce. They hold up well in a chafing dish and  are terrific when skewered with pineapple chunks and pea pods. If there happen to be any leftovers, they are delicious in a wrap for lunch the next day or over rice for dinner! Read More

Summer flavors, fall nights…Pork Tenderloin with fruit salsa

Meal planning in September is contradictory sometimes.  On one hand, there is the return to hectic school nights and the need for quick and easy dinner ideas.  But sometimes  glorious summer weather remains, and fall food just sounds heavy and hearty and maybe kind of horrible.  So here is a  recipe that manages to combine wonderful summer flavors– with ingredients still readily available– and also comes together with nice speed and simplicity. Read More