Posts Tagged ‘potato’

Salads Don’t Suck!

Ham & Cheese Layered Salad

Ham & Cheese Layered Salad

The old trope is that salad is no fun, it’s boring, it’s good for you – blech! Well, it’s about time you stop being a Neanderthal because summer is almost here and it’s the ideal time to get more salad in your life.

We’ve got a bunch of fun, new salad recipes to share with you. First off, let’s get all retro with layered salads, they look beautiful and can be done with fruit or vegetables. Just look at this layered salad with ham and cheese! It’s like a sandwich without the bread. We also love Southern Living’s layered Cornbread & Turkey Salad with Buttermilk dressing. Now those are some salads that don’t suck! Continue »



Dinner with Chef Michael Smith

a sweet ride

A very exciting contest is taking place on facebook right now. You and 3 friends could win the trip of a lifetime! A nine-day RV journey (driver included!) to the East Coast where you’ll go golfing, hang out on the beach and have dinner cooked for you by Prince Edward Island’s favourite chef, Michael Smith.

I was lucky enough to enjoy a lobster dinner with Canada’s Tallest Chef a few nights ago at Rodney’s Oyster House on King Street and he told me that he’s very excited about this contest. Continue »



When a Potato Steals Your Heart

new potatoes

new potatoes

Growing up in Prince Edward Island made me a potatophile from day one.

I made mashed potatoes for my after-school snack, eaten while watching “The Facts of Life”.

I dated a guy in high school based solely on the fact that he worked in a dairy and could be counted on to show up at my door with a tub of sour cream, our family’s favourite condiment, every time he came to take me to the movies.

Walking through my mother’s herb garden past normal-sized patches of thyme, rosemary and chervil, you’d be ill-prepared for the sudden “Day of the Triffids” moment when you came to the end where the dill and chives grew. The dill and chives were a garden unto themselves, a massive planting that got attacked with scissors every day until the snow flew. Continue »