I have a muffin problem. The problem? I want to eat them every day. Every. Single. Day.
Muffins used to be thought of as a healthy breakfast option. Sadly though, traditional muffins are far from healthy, making them less and less of an option at all. They are packed with oil, sugar, and flour, making them essentially no more than breakfast cake. Cake being my favourite thing to eat, I hope you can understand why I have a hard time resisting these moist breakfast morsels.
Creamy or vinegar?
This is the question that greets us when we eat at one of our favourite restaurants, St-Hubert. I love the creamy stuff, while Husband always opts for vinegar. I’ll never understand that man. Creamy coleslaw reminds me of my Nana and of standing at her kitchen table grating cabbage for hours. Alright, so it wasn’t really for hours, but it does take a long time for a kid to grate a head of cabbage. Nan was smart – she knew how to keep us busy.
Welcome back sunshine!
In our beautiful part of the country, it’s been sunny and warm lately. I’m back to wearing skirts and capris, doing yard work, and getting regular sunburns. I am loving it.
Seems this time of year all I want to do eat is salad. All kinds of salads, all kinds of dressings and vinaigrettes, and salad toppers. All of them.
Bring me all of the salad!
I’m always looking for a new salad recipe – the next salad I’ll fall in love with. In light of that, I’ve decided that I’ll be trying new salad recipes every single week for the ENTIRE SUMMER! Yup, a salad series on The Frilly Apron. From now until Labour Day, I’ll be posting at least one new salad recipe for you to try every single week. That’s 18 salads!
I’m very excited about it. Excited about salad – yes I am.
So now my request to all of you readers… If you have a favourite salad that you don’t want to live without and that you’d like others to try so they can’t live without it, please PLEASE pass along the recipe. I’ll try it and publish it, giving you all the credit.
Like my favourite salad from last year, Megan’s Chickpea Avocado Salad. I’ve eaten it 4 times in the past 2 weeks, it’s that good.
Up first in my personal list of must-try salads is a salad made famous at Hollywood’s Brown Derby chain of restaurants in LA in the fifties. The story goes that the owner of the restaurant threw this salad together for a theatre owner who had just had dental work done, which is why the salad is chopped so finely.
Soup always reminds me of being a kid. I have so many distinct memories of soup as a child.
I remember sitting at my Nannie’s table eating Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom at lunch time. I’d bike from my school to Nannie’s house for lunch, then quickly back to school. Cream of mushroom was always on the menu.
I remember so many evenings when tomato soup and grilled cheese was our supper. Once again, a Campbell’s canned soup. To this day, it’s still one of my favourite meals.
I remember weekend lunches of Lipton Noodle soup, the envelope of yellow broth and fine noodles. I loved it. I’d scoop out and drink all of the broth first, and leave the noodles for last.
Soup’s just a part of everyone’s childhood isn’t it?
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If you checked out the blog last week, you saw that I made a cashew “cheese” sauce. I am currently on a diet to eliminate gluten, dairy, and soy.
Well, it’s become quite apparent that I am quite a dairy princess. I am really missing my dairy. I never thought I ate much dairy, but when you’re paying attention for the purpose of avoiding it, you really realize how much of the stuff you do eat. My major downfalls in the dairy department are cheese (glorious CHEESE!) and butter. And if it’s summertime, you’d better believe I eat a lot of ice cream. Heck, I eat it in the winter too. When I’m around, ice cream just isn’t safe.
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