When the crunch came to move at the end of March, we noticed the lemon tree still heavily ladened with lemons. The story of my life as been revolving around what to do with lemons. As much as I love lemons and use them in just about everything I can get my hands on, I still managed to end up with too many lemons. If I were more motivated, I would have managed to preserve them. That didn't happen. We are, however, getting to the end of the lemon harvest. So all wasn't lost.
This Coconut Lemon Loaf Cake was a great way to use of a few of the the last lemons. Easy, quick and tasty!
Who doesn't love a good ol' plate of nachos. Well, as much as I love them, I never ever make them. Like ever. I would go so far as to say these are probably the first nachos I have put together in well over a decade. Usually we just go straight for stuff like quesadillas or just dip the chips in salsa. Nachos just never come to mind. Well, until today. Having no idea what to make for lunch, which seems to be an ongoing problem around here these days. Since the move, I just can't seem to get settled into a regular routine. It's been a month already, so I had better soon just get over it!
In the meantime while I am trying to get myself organized, I am still popping into the kitchen and trying to make stuff happen. Today, these nachos happened in no time at all. The fresh chopped vegetables gave them a very fresh flavour and you could almost call them heathy, right? Okay, that might be a stretch. But they were pretty good, healthy or not.
Who plans menus? I used to be 100% regimented to sitting down every Sunday evening and writing out what we would eat every day for the following week. It was ritual. It was printed out and pinned to the fridge so everyone knew what was for dinner and I wouldn't be bombarded with a million questions about "What's for dinner?". Yea, I don't do that any more. As much as I did love the simplicity of a menu, I found myself a bit of a slave to it even when I didn't feel like cooking. Don't get me wrong, menus and meal plans are great! I even have a whole section devoted to menus on the site. They are wonderful, honest. I think sometimes flexibility can be used in planning a menu so you don't end up cooking that chicken casserole when you feel like a stir fry.
Speaking of stir frys, this simple chicken and broccoli one is so good. This is a classic case of what's for dinner and you have no idea. A quick peruse though the food network and in no time later dinner was on the table and enjoyed by all.
I can't seem to contain my excitement with having internet access. It might sound a bit like I have come out of a pod from 1984, but I am that excited. Funny the things we become reliant on with this technology business. So yes, I am pleased. Mostly because I am able to get back into sharing all these goodies with you all.
Coming at you today, these light and airy scones topped with fresh whipped cream and strawberries. What could be better for a weekend treat. Well, if you can't think of anything else, give these a try. They promise not to disappoint.
Finally! I know it has been far too long since there's been a new recipe, sorry! I always thought I was not reliant on the internet until I started this food blog a few years ago. It was the thing I have missed the most during this past month with the move. Fingers crossed there are no more hiccups in the road. 2017 has been interesting so far to say the least!
Now lets dig into some new food stuff. I am so excited to finally be able to share some new stuff with you. Let's start things off with this very fresh salmon dish. I made this a while ago when I found brussel sprouts in the supermarket. A rarity, which must sound bizarre. But there they were and now you can get them pretty much every week. I have to say as a vegetable that I haven't cooked much, they are pretty good. And served with this salmon, they are delicious. Easy, light and tasty!
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