Appetizers and Snacks, Breakfast and Brunch

Pear, Bacon, and Taleggio Tartine

Loreto November 18, 2019

Pear, Bacon, and Taleggio Tartine. What do you get when you combine pear, bacon, and Taleggio on a  piece of rustic beautifully crusted bred? A breakfast that will knock your socks off.  

Song of the day: “Real Love” by Mary J Blige.

Pear Bacon and Taleggio Tartine-two in the baking pan

Pear, Bacon, and Taleggio Tartine. If you like grilled cheese then you are going to adore this open-faced melted cheese, with pear and bacon with a whole lot of texture and flavor. Now that’s a beautiful Tartine!

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Canning, Pickling, How To

Easy Quince Jam

Nicoletta November 14, 2019

Easy Quince Jam.  A smooth and delicious jam made of quince, sugar, and lemon juice. A Fall treat that you can enjoy every time of the year in a jam form, to spread on toast, on your crostata, or as an accompaniment to your cheese board. 

Song of the day: Long Way Home – Norah Jones

Quince is the sole member of the genus Cydonia in the family Rosaceae which also contains apples and pears, among other fruits (Wiki). This Autumn apple has a hard and somewhat fuzzy skin and an uninviting appearance, however, when cooked, they are excellent for jams, jellies, and mustards. 

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Fish and Seafood

Home Style Portuguese Shrimp and Chorizo

Loreto November 10, 2019

Home Style Portuguese Shrimp and Chorizo, Talk about Mediterranean flavors and beauty, this is a great plate that can be served as a tapas or a dish substantial enough to stand on its own. This month with Eat the World we traveled to Portugal and I was so pleasantly surprised at the many incredible recipes including this seafood feast with a touch of chorizo!

Song of the day: “Around the World” by Daft Punk.

Homestyle Portuguese Shrimp and Chorizo-2 plates, foks and the pan

Home Style Portuguese Shrimp and Chorizo, hosts wonderfully plump shrimp combined with green onion, chorizo, and some bay leaf, white wine, olives. As a result a wonderfully fresh and bright dish that is nothing but a blessing to share with the one you love. 

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Gluten-free, Pasta, Pizza, Risotto, Vegan/Vegetarian

How To Make The Best Squash Risotto

Loreto November 7, 2019

How To Make The Best Squash Risotto. Just when you thought risotto is hard to make, think again. With a few ingredients and in less than 1/2 hour, you will have the most delicious creamy flavorful risotto!

Song of the day: “Putting on the Ritz” by Taco.

The best squash risotto-feature

Flavor and Texture, I’m in!

How To Make The Best Squash Risotto Takes you on a step by step easy to follow illustrated tutorial on a misunderstood traditional Italian dish. After you make this risotto it will surely become a go-to dinner over and again, because the flavor and texture are amazing and options for deliciousness endless. A perfect recipe for any season, I think!

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Breakfast and Brunch, Dessert

Salted Butter Spiced Apple Spelt Brioche Rolls

Nicoletta November 4, 2019

Salted Butter Spiced Apple Spelt Brioche Rolls.  A light brioche dough made with spelt flour and honey hosts a filling of spiced apples sauteed in salted butter. The dough roll is then cut into slices and each slice is arranged in a muffin pan, brushed with egg wash and sprinkled with sugar where it bakes up in a golden, delicious, apple brioche roll. Try it for breakfast, brunch, grab and go snack, tea time treat, or dessert. 

Song of the day: Snow (Hey Oh) – Red Hot Chili Peppers 

Salted Butter spiced apple brioche rolls-feature

I enjoy making brioche very much. And this particular one, made with spelt flour and sweetened with honey might be my absolute favorite. Apples are one of the seasonal gems we have in the Fall and Winter and they certainly shine, here, all dressed up in warm fragrant spices and sauteed in salted butter.

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Soups, Stews and Sandwiches, Vegan/Vegetarian

Sweet Potato and Corn Harvest Chowder

Loreto October 30, 2019

Sweet Potato and Corn Harvest Chowder. You gotta love a creamy velvety soup hosting lots of texture and flavor. It is quick easy; when you leave for work it will be in the slow cooker simmering low and slow and when you come home dinner is ready!

Song of the day: “Give us a smile” by Big Wreck.

P.S. So excited in a week we will be seeing Big Wreck live here in Edmonton. Yessss!……………………………..

Sweet Potato and Corn Harvest Chowder-in the pot with wood spoon

Sweet Potato and Corn Harvest Chowder. This soup screams Fall harvest in a most comforting and delicious way. Corn, sweet potato, squash, and so much more all slow dancing in a slow cooker. As a result, a creamy rich luxurious bowl of soul food. Feeling like soup these days? Try this chowder, you will be amazed!

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Cakes, Pies & Tarts, Dessert

Strawberry Frangipane Galette

Nicoletta October 27, 2019

Strawberry Frangipane Galette:  a light butter pastry dough made with spelt flour, a layer of sweet and luscious almond frangipane filling, topped with silky soft, delicious California Strawberries. A wonderful dessert that is not too sweet, light and healthy enough to be your snack or, why not, the show stopper at your next brunch.

[This post is sponsored by California Strawberries. As always, all opinions are our own.  Many thanks to our followers who support the brands that help fuel the passion that makes Sugarlovespices possible.]

Strawberry Frangipane Galette-feature

Strawberries have always been my favorite fruit, so imagine how happy I was to create a delicious dessert featuring beautiful California Strawberries: a Strawberry Frangipane Galette with butter pastry dough made with spelt flour.

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Pasta, Pizza, Risotto, Vegan/Vegetarian

Shaved Brussels Sprout Pizza

Loreto October 25, 2019

Shaved Brussels Sprout Pizza. Change up your pizza night with this seasonal, delicious, vegetarian pizza made with shaved Brussels sprouts, leeks and bocconcini. Add a pinch of peperoncino and a grating of lemon zest to delight your taste buds. Walnuts and dates are a great addition, too. For the non-vegetarians, bacon or prosciutto strips will give a salty/crispy element. Kids and grown-ups alike will love this pizza!

Song of the day: “Shakin’ Off The Rust” by The Blue Stones

Shaved Brussels sprout pizza-on a board, sliced

Have you gone to the Farmers’ markets lately? You might think that because Summer is gone, Autumn doesn’t have all the colors and beautiful produce. You are up for a surprise because the stalls are an explosion of warm, cozy tones: oranges, yellows, reds, all shades of green, from muted to lively, to dark green.

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Gluten-free, Soups, Stews and Sandwiches, Vegan/Vegetarian

Cream of Kohlrabi and Potato Soup

Loreto October 22, 2019

Cream of Kohlrabi and Potato Soup. Here’s a soup that will take the chill out of those cool Fall nights and its richness is nothing but luxuriousness in a bowl. If you think soup takes a long time to make, think again!

Song of the day: “Something Special” by Ollie Gabriel. From the TV show Songland. P.S. love this show!

Cream of Kohlrabi and Potato Soup-pot and one bow on towell

Nothing but warm and cozy……………………..

Cream of Kohlrabi and Potato Soup,  gather up that Fall harvest because we are going to make a deliciously creamy Fall soup that has nothing but flavor and more so. As a result, lots of warm cozy feelings.

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