Charcuterie Boards and Exploring Your Creativity

Meat and cheese boards of all kinds are always a big hit in our house. Platters loaded with fuss-free finger foods….what’s not to love??

Typically served as an appetizer, a charcuterie board consists of a variety of meats and cheeses, but can also include other accompaniments like fruits, nuts, breads, crackers, jellies, or sauces.

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Pear & Prosciutto Flatbread (gluten-free)

On Monday’s, I place a grocery order through one of our local farms, and every Saturday we drive out to the farm to pick it up. I always include a produce box with my order, and what’s in that box is different each week depending on what’s available or in season. I never know what I’m getting until I pick it up. This week our black box of produce from the farm contained a variety of pears and they were the inspiration for this pear & prosciutto flatbread.

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Holiday Apple Stuffing

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: fireplaces blazing, cuddling under blankets, bulky sweaters, and comfort food. Winter is my favourite season.

The colder temperatures bring with them Thanksgiving and Christmas of course, but ooh, the comfort food (drooling). It’s time for casseroles, gravies, crockpots filled with stews and chili’s, apple crisp, everything pumpkin, and of course, stuffing. What are the winter holidays without stuffing??

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Grilled Pizza

It’s amazing what a difference a grill makes when it comes to pizza. And it’s the perfect summertime food: it’s easy, it’s fast, and you keep the heat outside where it belongs!

I’ve BBQ’d pizza for clients in the past, and it’s always met with shocked looks at first as I throw the dough on the grill, but inevitably that’s followed by ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ as everyone takes that first bite. It’s a whole different (and delicious) flavour.

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