A Striking Moroccan Corn Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas are a staple of Moroccan cuisine. Find it in dips, tagines and couscous. And chickpeas make for a delicious and hearty salad, like this Moroccan Corn Chickpea Salad.

The Food N’ Flix pick this month was actually a movie I had never heard about. Usualy I always know the movie or have seen it before. So I was really looking forward to watching Secondhand Lions. My recipe inspiration came from the old stories of times past spent in North Africa, probably mostly Morocco. Enjoy a serving of this Moroccan Corn Chickpea Salad as I tell you more about the movie.

Moroccan Corn Chickpea Salad

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Glazed Cherry Matcha Scones: the Perfect Afternoon Treat

With just a touch of matcha and the cherries reminiscent of the beautiful cherry blossoms, these Glazed Cherry Matcha Scones are a true nod to Japanese culture. Enjoy them with a lovely cup of green tea.

Did you know that this week is International Scones Week? There is no shortage of scone recipes out there but I decided to revisit a scone I made in 2010 that I truly enjoyed. But the recipe has been zinged up with the addition of cherries and a little glaze. So help yourself to one of my Glazed Cherry Matcha Scones with your afternoon tea!

one Cherry Matcha Scones

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Ukrainian Cheese Filled Crepes | Nalysnyky | налисники

Who could resist these delicious Ukrainian cheese filled crepes, called Nalysnyky, which are flavored with a touch of dill, baked in copious amounts of butter, and luxuriously topped off with caviar!

If you are a regular follower you will know I have some roots in Austria, on top of my Quebec ones. But did you know my paternal grand father was actually Russian Ukrainian, pre revolution? He had ties to Moscow but supposedly owned a spa-like property in the Crimean peninsula, which is located in the south of the Ukraine and is mostly surrounded by the Black Sea. These Nalysnyky, or Ukrainian Cheese Filled Crepes, are a wink to my intangible ancestral past.

Savory Ukrainian Filled Crepes Nalysnyky

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Pink Garlic Dill Pickles for Dirty Dancing

Summer bounty is the perfecting time for early harvest pickles. Here is a super cute Pink Garlic Dill Pickles made with just an added touch of beet.

The Food N’ Flix pick this month was another major flashback from the past with Dirty Dancing.  The biggest food moment of the film is when Baby says to Johnny: “I carried a watermelon.” So not the first line you want to say to your heart throb. A watermelon recipe would have been the perfect choice … but my promiscuous twisted mind does not work that way. I went with a pickle reference and I came up with a pretty Pink Garlic Dill Pickles for your summer picnic table.

Pink Garlic Dill Pickles

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Sauteed Clams Oysters and Snails with Sea Greens

This Sauteed Clams Oysters and Snails with Sea Greens dish is a most unique recipe that combines three molluscs rarely seen together, all tied together with the ocean flavors found in seaweed.

Let me start this post by appeasing a concern that has come up. There are no spoilers in this post! In fact only my first post, the blackberry galette, has a spoiler. My three other Game of Thrones posts are spoiler free. So keep on reading if you have not seen he show yet!  For the grand finale, Arya Stark inspired this Sauteed Clams Oysters and Snails with Sea Greens from a scene in the episode S05E08. And that is all I am going to say for now 😉

Sauteed Clams Oysters and Snails with Sea Greens

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Mother of Dragon Fruit Salad & a Mojito

This Game of Thrones recipe is in honor of a favorite character, the Mother of Dragons, with an exotic Mother of Dragon Fruit Salad … and a bonus Mojito cocktail recipe.

Dragon fruits can have red or white flesh, and they are just brimming with nutrients. Each fruit is packed with natural fiber, protein, vitamin C, antioxidants and Omega-3s. It has also been known to lower and stabilize blood glucose levels for people who suffer from Type-2 diabetes, while also decreasing levels of bad cholesterol. All good things to keep Daenerys Targaryen healthy and be a good Mother of Dragon Fruit Salad!

Mother of Dragon Fruit Salad

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Welsh Anglesey Eggs for House Banefort

Have you ever tried the Welsh Anglesey Eggs dish? It’s a simple yet hearty vegetarian recipe made with mashed potatoes, leeks, eggs and a cheddar sauce.

It makes for an easy and quick supper…or a great brunch or lunch meal. Plus it is just as good served pipping hot or cold out of the fridge on a hot summer day. Although best know as a 15th century recipe hailing from Wales, some say Anglesey Eggs actually date back to the Viking days or even Roman times. We will never know for sure the recipe’s origin, but we can attest to how delicious it is.

Welsh Anglesey Eggs

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