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! Iโ€™m beyond flattered! ๐Ÿ˜

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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, Hauls,ย Wishlists, 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, hereโ€™s a list of some other really entertaining posts I read in July 2018 that donโ€™t fall under any of those categories:

Confessions of an Awkward Mess.,Tattoo Update| Harry Potter Tattooby Abby Uppington โ€“ย In Confessions of an Awkward Mess. Abby shares some embarrassing and awkward momentsโ€ฆ

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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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Food Shopping: Iraqi Food Market

I have mentioned in one or my earlier posts that ethnic food stores make my heart sing.ย  I love to eat and cook dishes from all over the world and after meeting my husband I fell in love with Arabic food. His Iraqi side of the family are all exceptional cooks and they have introduced me to some amazing dishes that are now staples on my family menu. One of our favourites is chicken curry, which actually brings me to this post.

img_2779To make Iraqi-style curry you need Iraqi curry powder and I used to get mine from our relatives in Detroit, Michigan. For years it was one of my most treasured seasonings as I cannot get it at the regular supermarket here in Toronto and some other curry powders that I tried did not get the flavour quite right. Enter Baghdad Market in Vaughan, Ontario. Continue reading “Food Shopping: Iraqi Food Market”

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”