Cheese Crepes with Creamy Dill Sauce

Cheese Crepes with Creamy Dill Sauce

While I was in Alberta, I tried these cheese crepes with creamy dill sauce at Uncle Ed's Ukrainian restaurant and they were to die for. Tender crepes, filled with seasoned cottage cheese and smothered in a creamy dill sauce. I tried to re-create them, and I think I did an ok job. They are a little finicky, but man are they good. A great side dish with sausage, perogies, borscht and cabbage rolls. What you will need: For the crepes: 4 large eggs 1 cup 2% milk 1/2 cup water 1 cup flour good pinch of salt oil 4 Tbsp. butter; melted Cottage Cheese Filling: 2 cups, dry cottage cheese 2 egg yolks 2 Tbsp. whipping cream 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper Dill Sauce: 2 cups heavy cream 1 Tbsp. fresh chopped dill salt & pepper to taste cornstarch slurry (1 Tbsp cornstarch to 2 Tbsp. cream) Heat a large fry pan on the stove. In a large bowl beat each egg until frothy. Add in milk, water salt and flour, and beat until smooth. Oil the fry pan, … [Continue reading]

B.C. Cherry Crisp with Almond Whip Cream

B.C. Cherry Crisp with Almond Whip Cream

Cherries are one of my favorite fruits that I only get to enjoy while they are in season. So I enjoy them as much as I can - like in this cherry crisp. I never thought to make a crisp - I've always made peach crisps, or apple crisps. So when I had a bag of fresh B.C. cherries just sitting around, I decided to make one, and holy smokes - it was perfect and delicious! Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or make up some fresh almond whip cream. What you will need: Cherries; approx. 50 cherries, washed, cut in half and pitted pinch of salt 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 cup all purpose flour 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 cup large quick cook oats 5 Tbsp. butter; softened 2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. pure almond extract Preheat oven to 375°F Place cherries in a double layer, skin side down in a pie plate. Sprinkle with salt and drizzle lemon juice over. set aside. Combine flour, brown sugar, oats and … [Continue reading]

Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas

Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas

These chicken bacon ranch quesadillas were a total fluke - I had an idea, and ran with it, but I never thought they would turn out this good. Soft flour tortillas stuffed with seasoned chicken breast, crisp bacon, smoked Gouda and baby spinach. These chicken bacon ranch quesadilla are a great mid week dinner that even your pickiest eaters will enjoy. Ready to serve in under 30 minutes! What you will need: Makes 4 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast; cubed 4 slices of bacon; diced 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 2 Tbsp. ranch dressing mix (powder) 4 cup shredded Gouda cheese 2 cups baby spinach flour tortillas In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove and set aside. Over medium heat, cook cubed chicken in leftover bacon fat, and season with ranch mix, salt and pepper. Continue to cook until the chicken is cooked all the way through. Remove from pan, set aside. Heat oven to 400°F To create the quesadilla, place tortillas on … [Continue reading]

Chelsea & Raphael |Wedding

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It's been months since I shot Chelsea & Raphael's wedding over on Vancouver Island, and I am now just getting around to sharing their special day. I shared their engagement session way back in January, and  I was so excited to head back to the Island for their big day. And what a weekend it was! I was coming into this wedding after having shot a birth - and ended up catching a nasty bug while in the hospital. I was so damn sick - it was hell. But the day went off with only some minor hitches. The rains cooperated for most the ceremony, but the wind didn't get the memo that we were celebrating a wedding. It was freezing! But Chelsea & Raphael said their vows in front of their family and friends, and it was emotional, and it was beautiful. The love these two have for each other - they really are two pieces of life that fit together perfectly. The rest of the night was filled with love, laughter, and good company. To my Bride and Groom; Thank you for allowing me to be … [Continue reading]

Alberta Road Trip

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I was going to write all about my Alberta road trip, but then decided nobody would really care - so I thought I would just share the photos from the shit show I call a road trip. But before I do - … [Continue reading]

Refreshing Blackberry Lemonade

Refreshing Blackberry Lemonade

There's nothing like kicking back with a refreshing blackberry lemonade. While I was cleaning out my crisper the other day, I started bringing out lemons... and more lemons, and more lemons. 10 … [Continue reading]

No Cilantro Guacamole

No Cilantro Guacamole

I didn't mean to make a no cilantro guacamole, but when I pulled out all my ingredients I had no cilantro and my avocados needed to be used up right away, so I made a no cilantro version because... I … [Continue reading]

Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

Oh how I love danishes - and a cherry cream cheese danish is my favorite! When I made my last batch of cherry pie filling, I had just enough left to make a small batch of fruit danishes, so cherry … [Continue reading]

Honeydew Melon Sorbet

No Churn Honeydew Melon Sorbet

I found the recipe for this honeydew melon sorbet on Facebook - I can't seem to find the link, so if you know it, please let me know! It looked so damn refreshing, I ran out right away and bought a … [Continue reading]

Queen Elizabeth Park | Grad 2016

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It's been 10 years since I graduated from high school - and admitting that makes me feel old... I have this girlfriend who didn't go to hers, and every once in a while, she gets this really terrible … [Continue reading]