Cheese and Charcuterie Board

Cheese boards rock my world, so yesterday when we had guests over for dinner, I decided to prepare a Cheese and Charcuterie board, adding some lovely Proscuitto, Coppa di Parma and Genoa Salami to the mix.

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Ready for the guests. I added some hummus with roasted pepper on a side as you can never to wrong with hummus.

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The Best WP Posts I Read In July 2018

My post was mentioned by the marvellous Hunida! I’m beyond flattered! 😁

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Hey all, welcome to the second edition of The Best WP Posts I Read! I tried to make the list a little shorter this time so I strayed away from posts falling under these categories: Favorites, Monthly/Weekly Updates, Coffee Chats, Journal Entries, Tags & Awards, Travel Diaries, OOTDs, MOTDs, HaulsWishlists, and Unboxings because honestly, I love when each and every one of you post any of the aforementioned and this list would be way too long if I included all of those I enjoyed throughout the entire month.

Instead, here’s a list of some other really entertaining posts I read in July 2018 that don’t fall under any of those categories:

Confessions of an Awkward Mess.,Tattoo Update| Harry Potter Tattooby Abby Uppington – In Confessions of an Awkward Mess. Abby shares some embarrassing and awkward moments…

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Curried Tofu with Cauliflower and Chickpeas

I love tofu and can actually eat strait out of package, but am always on a lookout for a new recipe. I had some cauliflower and a can of chickpeas kicking around and decided to add mix it all with some curry and see what happens.

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The result is delicious and I am posting the recipe today although I was not planning on it and there are far less pictures this time around. So sorry about that!

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Beet Leaf Rolls with Mushroom Sauce

This dish is inspired by a post from another blog, the one that belongs to the fabulous Jillian Harris. I have seen her beet rolls recipe quite awhile ago and was reminded of it recently when browsing the stalls of the local farmers’ market.

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Served with a side of tomato-cucumber-avocado salad

I used the actual beets for borscht and was left with all those gorgeous leaves that I could not make myself throw away. Some of them got shredded and added to borscht and the rest became beet rolls. This recipe seems a bit odd at first as you are wrapping yeast dough into beet leaves and baking it, but the result is simply delicious! Creamy mushroom sauce adds another level of flavour to this tasty dish and it is great as leftovers as well. I will definitely be adding it to my regular meal rotation.

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Perfect (Garlic) Mashed Potatoes

You probably know by now that in my world potato is a magical vegetable. It can be cooked in so many different ways and used in such a variety of dishes that it is an absolute staple in my shopping cart and on my dining table (I do not have a kitchen table and we eat all of our meals in the dining room, in case you were wondering ;)).

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A bowl of yummy!

One of my favourite ways to eat potatoes is to have them mashed. I always make a big batch and use leftovers for a quick gnocchi meal or to make stuffing for pyrohy (AKA pierogie). I have discovered over the years that not everyone knows how to make perfect mashed potatoes: light, fragrant and creamy. They make a perfect side dish to anything and are great on their own as well (if you are anything like me). Continue reading “Perfect (Garlic) Mashed Potatoes”

Lazy Jerk Chicken

I fell in love with jerk chicken long time ago, shortly after my family moved to Canada from Ukraine. We came straight to Toronto and lived in a quaint little apartment building midtown, near Bathurst St. and St. Clair Ave West. Just a short walk from home there was an always busy West Indian eatery, called Albert’s Real Jamaican Foods and it did not take us long to discover the amazing food Albert had to offer.

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I usually serve my Lazy Jerk Chicken with creamy mashed potatoes and coleslaw

The most divinely spiced chicken came on a bed of rice and peas, topped with ox tail gravy and served with a side of creamy coleslaw. We would pick up our jerk dinner from Albert’s every few weeks and savor every single bite. Continue reading “Lazy Jerk Chicken”