Belgian Endives a la Flamande

Din says this recipe is special to her because it tastes a bit like a mix of Flandres and BC if you use smoked salmon instead of the traditional ham 8 stalks of Belgian endives Pepper, nutmeg, lemon juice to taste 2/3 cup (150 gr)  butter 1/2 cup flour 6 cups milk...

Cheddar Cheese Straws

1.25 lbs (approx 0.5 kg) grated Cheddar cheese at room temperature 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 1-3/4 cups flour 1 Tbsp baking power 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp. dry mustard 1/4 tsp. red pepper 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper Cream together butter and cheese. Sift remaining...

Suzy’s Hummus

1 can chickpeas (drain and save liquid) 2 – 3 cloves garlic 2 Tbsp tahini (or to taste) 1 lemon, juiced Pinch of salt Handful of parsley 1 tsp cumin Pulse garlic in food processor. Add chickpeas and some of the saved liquid; pulse a couple of times, to a little...

Apple or Peach Crisp

1/2 cup quick rolled oats 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon Dash of salt 1/4 cup butter 2 lbs apples or 2.5 lbs peaches Combine oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs;...

Butter Tarts

Combine 2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup melted butter Beat together 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla and add to sugar/butter mixture. Stir well and spoon/pour into very lightly baked tart shells (20 purchased tart shells, or perhaps a dozen if homemade). If desired, add 5 or 6 raisins...

Spring Greens with Spiced Pecans

Spiced Pecans 1 TBSP butter 2 cups pecans 2 TBSP brown sugar 1 tsp chile powder 1 tsp coriander 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp cracked pepper 1/4 tsp cayenne 3 TBSP apple cider vinegar Melt and foam butter in a skillet.  Add pecans and stir to coat. Cook for 5 mins. Stir in...