Monday, July 25, 2011

Crab and peach stuffed tomatoes

When it's too hot outside, you don't feel like cooking anything. This meal is perfect for those types of days. We mixed 2 cans of crab meat, 1 peach, 3 small peeled cucumbers, 1 chopped pickle, 1 thinly sliced green onion,1/4 cup of chipotle mayonnaise and capres. We cut a tomato in two, removed the pulp and added to the mixture. We then took the mixture and stuffed tomatoes with it.

You can add any flavour to the mayonnaise to spice things up.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Zucchini Orzo with Chicken Meatballs, Ricotta and Honey Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

We started receiving vegetable baskets again. Fresh vegetables taste so much better than the ones sold at the local grocery store. It's great to know that they were probably picked this morning.

Zucchini blossoms are usually deep fried but we decided to stuff them with a mixture of ricotta and honey and lightly grill them in a pan. They were the perfect side dish to accompany the zucchini orzo and chicken meatballs.

Our basket also included fresh lemon basil and garlic that we added to mix.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Maple Carrot Cake with Maple Butter Icing

This is a recipe we found in the Spring 2011 edition of Food and Drink Magazine from the LCBO. Instead of making a traditional chocolate birthday cake, we decided to do something different. This cake has four layers of rich maple butter icing in between each layer of moist carrot cake with a hint of nutmeg. We garnished it with maple cookies and maple flakes. It was a huge success.