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Pan-Grilled Bruschetta with Onion Marmalade and Goat Cheese

Pan-Grilled Bruschetta with Onion Marmalade and Goat Cheese

Right now it’s 11:30pm and I can’t sleep because my little guy is sick. I just feel like i’m on edge because when he calls me, I need to get there really quickly- which won’t happen if i’m snoozing. Great. Last post I was talking about cheesy feet, and now i’m talking about barf- I don’t think anyone’s going to read my Blog ever again!! So I apologize for the T.M.I. and will go back to being a proper English girl again now–talking about more appropriate things like sandwiches. “Sweet, sweet sandwiches!” (I hope someone out there appreciates my flight of the concords humor).

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Salmon Nicoise Salad

Salmon Nicoise Salad

Can you tell i’m getting super antsy for spring and summer to arrive?! First of all, I started my Spring cleaning three months early, and now i’m making summery salads in mid-january! What is going on here?! To be honest, I think i’m just ready for warm, fun days outside, to stop eating heavy wintry foods, and to just let my toes be free! okay, there’s something really wrong with talking about my cheesy feet on the food segment of my Blog, or at all, actually. So we’ll move on quickly.

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Salmon with English Parsley Sauce

Salmon with English Parsley Sauce

There were 5 girls in my family growing up (including my Mum) so we had salmon for dinner quite a lot, and it was one of the best things that My Mum cooked. (Note how I didn’t say favourite!) ;-) I don’t think she ever cooked any other type of fish, and it’s hard for me to know which types to trust, because I don’t eat bottom feeders. P.S. Who-ever invented the phrase BOTTOM feeders?! :-/

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Wild Mushroom Risotto

Wild Mushroom Risotto

Two months ago I attempted my first ever risotto- and it was so good; it inspired me to attempt risottos of all kinds. I decided to start with a wild mushroom risotto, just because I love mushrooms so much! I’m not sure why– but I think it’s because i’m a girl! (In my family, my husband, my Dad and all three of my brothers hate mushrooms, but my mum, my three sisters and I all love them!) I’d like to know if that’s a pattern in your families too!

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Amazing Spaghetti Bolognese/Lasagna Recipe

Amazing Spaghetti Bolognese/Lasagna Recipe

My all time favourite meal is spaghetti bolognese! Growing up my Mum would cook me a special birthday dinner every year- and it was always spaghetti. I loved it so much that it was pretty much the only thing I knew how to cook as a teenager, and then when I got married I maybe, perhaps, made it a little too often, which is why my husband now HATES it! But he just needs to suck it up (no pun intended) because I have found the most perfect bolognese recipe ever (and my kids love it too, which means he’s now out-numbered!)

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