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Good morning, afternoon or night! It’s Friday morning and the frost is lining the trees.  A gorgeous start to the day. What a better way to start off your day than a balanced nutritious breakfast. Wow – that sounds like something from a parenting report or a TV commercial – but you know better. I [...]


Figged and Maple Brussels Sprouts

by zesty on November 16, 2011 · 26 comments

US Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and you know I have been harping on brussel sprout side dishes that will make your mouth water.  Most recently I posted about the roasted plum and brussels and a couple of years back we had this classic!  One of my all time favs.  Roll out the cutting board for [...]


Roasted Acorn Squash Pasta

by zesty on October 19, 2011 · 20 comments

Hey All,  Here is a simple pasta dish that you can make on a fall evening when you want to get warm.  I am just sitting in the airport waiting to fly home this morning and so far so good from a flight perspective.  Timing is a little bit tight so I wanted to go [...]


Maple Salmon with A Lemon Butter Crust

by zesty on August 12, 2011 · 3 comments

Hi All!  First of all I would like to thank you for all the emails and comments on New York City and listing your experiences and choices for when we land there in full force later next week.  I am pretty excited and cannot wait to explore the big Apple. As we get onto the [...]


Oatmeal Flax Pancake Weekend

by zesty on February 28, 2011 · 9 comments

Happy Monday to you!  Did you watch the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Curling Final last night?  It was a great game for sure and came right down to the very end.  Leading up to the game we had both Saturday and Sunday breakfasts.  On Saturday morning, I whipped up a batch of Oatmeal flax pancakes [...]


JP Cuisine meets Cooking!

by zesty on July 30, 2010 · 4 comments

It is all about potatoes and all about the Potato festival happening next month in September.  I was approached and asked to do a piece with John Pritchard on the infamous PEI ingredient “Potatoes”.  I was more than thrilled and of course said YES.  This will be featured in the August addition of the G! [...]


A Front End Loaded Waffle

by zesty on July 2, 2010 · 1 comment

Welcome to the day after Canada Day!! We survived and had a great time.  We went down to Charlottetown Summerfest at the waterfront, we had a family barbecue ( which I forgot to take my camera ) but the food was amazing and we stayed up for the fireworks. I will give you a little [...]

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So Good…Maple Nutmeg Vegetables!

by zesty on October 27, 2009 · 17 comments

Hey to you!  I was walking around the kitchen on Sunday afternoon wondering what to do with another big squash that was hand picked by “The Best Builders” around when I noticed some nutmeg sitting in the pantry.  A little light bulb went off and thought that it would be a great combination.  I then wandered [...]


Zesty's Builder Asks For No Sodium

by zesty on August 24, 2009 · 13 comments

So I have a fun and interesting story for you today as well as a great Halibut dish.  If you have been following the weather, you likely heard that Hurricane Bill was set to hit in the Atlantic Canada region yesterday.  With that said, I thought it would be a good idea to go to [...]


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