Recipes Recently Seen on TV

These are blog postings for the “Recipes as Seen on TV” blog.

Summer Pea and Mint Salad

Frankly new summer peas right out of the shell can’t be beat. When they hit the farmers’ market I have been known to eat a 4 L basket all by myself. If you manage to get those fresh peas home from the store or farmers’ market, this salad is a winner. If they are out […]

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Two Marinades for the BBQ and a side dish

Watermelon BBQ Marinade I got the original idea from and gave it a Mairlyn tweak. For more recipes and everything you ever wanted to know about watermelon, check out their site.       ½ cup (125 mL) watermelon juice ½ cup (125 mL) balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp (15 mL) pure maple syrup or […]

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Downton Abbey Dinner

My Downton Dinner (I first posted this in March 2014 but as a fan of Downton I reposted on January 3, 2016 the night that Canadian fans finally got to see the final season of their beloved show) I am a fan of Downton Abbey and the Sunday dinner. (Please read the following with an […]

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Shrimp X 3 = Three Easy Dinners as seen on Cityline November 13, 2014

Immune Enhancing Asian Soup   Given the immune enhancing powers of mushrooms, garlic, onions, and miso you might want to eat this soup several times a week. Note: the sodium is high, really high, and that’s using no salt added chicken broth, to reduce the sodium by about 400 mg per serving, reduce the fish […]

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Halloween – Cityline Style

  I love dressing up on Halloween, especially when I get to be one of my comedic idols, Lucille Ball.     Here are the recipes I demmed on the show along with Tracy aka Micheal Jackson   Cheese Balls from Outer Space, Anyone? Makes approx. 40 cheese balls Serving suggestion: You will need: ·         […]

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Cooking with Parchment Paper

I hate washing dishes, so when fellow professional home economist Barb Holland introduced me to parchment paper eons ago I immediately fell in love with it! Line a pan and never have to scrub a baking dish again? Are you kidding me? Here are three recipes that use parchment paper, and yes, I know you’ll […]

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Wonderful Watermelon

Name the fruit or vegetable with the highest lycopene content. If you answered watermelon, go to the head of the class or give yourself a pat on the back for stating the obvious. Two cups of watermelon contain 18 mg of lycopene. Compare that with 1 medium sized tomato with 4 mg and you do […]

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Homemade Ice Tea – Staying Hydrated this Summer

In the summer heat staying hydrated is even more important than usual. Fluids help flush toxins out of our organs, carry nutrients to our cells, can help keep blood pressure within normal range, provide a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues, can help lower your risk of heat stroke, and can help reduce […]

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Watermelon Salad with Goat Feta and Mint for One or up to Eight

It’s official, its watermelon season! Why watermelon is so good for you and How to pick a good watermelon.   Watermelon Appetizer for One I first had this app at the Lake Jo Club in the Muskokas and since then have Mairlynized it. It is all about how much you want – so use as […]

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