buttermilk chicken drumsticks

My husband loves to bbq, enough said! If there’s a way he can make a meal onto the grill, then he’s happy. Summer pretty much means at least one meal a week is bbq’d. Pretty soon this will be at least one crockpot meal a week.

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taco stuffed peppers

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It’s the last long weekend of the summer and after my husband and his friend attended the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer game, I had a few friends, plus my husband and our friend Mike, over for mexican style stuffed peppers.

A great week night dinner as well as they are simple and delicious and can be easily adapted to fit what’s in your cupboards.

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blueberry bran muffins

It’s nearing the end of blueberry season here in Vancouver, so have been stock piling and freezing for the fall/winter months ahead. I had a few cups of blueberries left over so thought I’d whip up some muffins the other morning.

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garage sale gem

IMG_1066It happened again, I went to my parents place last Saturday for some “quality time” and went garage saling with my mom. I got these two great bracelets. I think they are real snake? and copper. So far my arms haven’t turned green.

I made a mistake and broke the first rule of garage saling. What is it again? Never pay full price. Well I did. A whole $2 for both. Hey big spender!

 

Caprese Chicken

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I’d bought some fresh mozzarella at the store, not sure why, but I did, so had to use it up, oh darn, eat cheese, yes please!

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – A classic

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So if you know me, you know that I have a huge sweet tooth. Every Sunday, I try to make a baked good for my husband, but also for my fellow co-workers who also benefit on Monday morning.

I hadn’t made cookies in a while, so decided to whip some up.

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Smoky Corn Chowder

Last weekend while I was perusing the farm market, I grabbed 6 ears of fresh corn on the cob from the local farm behind the market. 3 for $1 so why not. In a few weeks, it’ll soon be 10 for $1, and then I go corny for corn.

I had this recipe on my pinterest board, so decided I’d try it. I made a few alterations, which I’ve marked below.

Smoky Corn Chowder with Shrimp

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Olé, Steak Taco Night

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I was in LA a few months ago, and got on a huge mexican food  thing. One might say you can
actually eat too much mexican food, but my husband and I can prove you wrong.

To top the tacos off, they suggested homemade pickles which were delicious. I’ve never made
homemade pickles before, but they were super easy. I don’t think they are authentic or anything,
but now I’m thinking I could pickle just about anything.

For you cilantro haters, you could top with parsley, but I think that’s sacrilege.
Cilantro is great, so eat it NOW!

Find the recipe here, http://www.feastingathome.com/2013/05/grilled-steak-tacos-with-cilantro.html#.UYV0yCvF3T9

~ Charity

chicken burgers with strawberry sauce

IMG_1036I know, chicken and strawberries together on a bun, sounds weird, but once you bite into it, it’s delicious. I found the recipe amongst a few other burger ideas on pinterest from Women’s Health Magazine.

I had freshly picked strawberries in my fridge from the farm market and ground chicken in my freezer, so came together pretty easily.

They were really good, but next time, I think they need a bit of a kick in the actual patty, ie. red pepper flakes, cumin or a combination.

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garage sale find

recyclingEvery Saturday ( as long as the weather is nice) I go garage saling with my mom in the ‘burbs’ of Tsawwassen. The etiquette of garage saling is that you never ever pay full price, or at least you try not to. It’s stuff you are trying to get rid of. It amazes that some people won’t sell off something that they’ve obviously decided that they no longer needed for a measly 25¢ off what they initially wanted.

This is newest pride and joy for taking leftovers to work. It is originally for Indian food and has three different sections all held together with a metal latch.

It’s easy to clean and travels great.

Best of all, there was a $3 price tag on it and I paid $1. Bargain!

~Charity