Friday, February 24, 2012

Quinoa Patties.....

Little Quinoa Patties
  • 2 1/2 cups/12 oz/340 g cooked quinoa, at room temperature
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • 1/3 cup/.5 oz /15 g finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1 yellow or white onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup/.5 oz/15 g freshly grated Parmesan or Gruy√®re cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup/3.5 oz /100 g whole grain bread crumbs, plus more if needed
  • Water, if needed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or clarified butter
    Combine the quinoa, eggs, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in the chives, onion, cheese, and garlic. Add the bread crumbs, stir, and let sit for a few minutes so the crumbs can absorb some of the moisture.  Form 1 inch thick patties.  Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-low heat, cover, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, until the bottoms are deeply browned on both sides.

    Try cooking your quinoa with your favorite stock to add flavor.  Delicious served with a dollop of sour cream or tzitziki.

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012

    Wine Wednesday's........

    Yes it's true......
    The Bonfire Grill at The Cove has WINE WEDNESDAY'S!
    Featuring Wine's From Their Backyard.
    For More Details Check Out Their Website:
    Visit Them Lakeside at:
    4205 Gellatly Road Westbank, Kelowna

    Monday, February 20, 2012

    Monday's Marvellous Find!

    They're Real! Mascara
    Benefit: San Francisco
    A Jet-Black Mascara that lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and seperates lashes for a spectacular look! 
    Perfect For Your Day-Of Emergency Kit  

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012

    Be My Valentine.......

    Chocolate Tart:
    • 200 g packet of Baker’s Nutti Crust cookies (caramel oats biscuits)
    • 60 g butter, melted
    • 225 g dark chocolate (use the best quality you can afford)
    • 250 ml (1 cup) cream
    • zest of half an orange, peeled into strips (not grated)
    • about 250-500 g berries of your choice (eg. raspberries, blackberries)
    1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
    2. In a food processor, process the cookies to fine crumbs. Add the butter and process untill mixed.
    3. Transfer crumbs to a fluted tart tin with removable base. Using a cup with a flat bottom (I use a measuring cup), flatten the crumbs on the bottom and onto the sides. Bake for 10-15 minutes untill just slightly darker in colour. Set aside to cool.
    4. Break the chocolate into blocks in a medium size glass bowl.
    5. In a small saucepan, add the cream and orange rind. Heat untill boiling point, remove from heat at once, quickly remove orange rind with a slotted spoon, then pour immediately over the chocolate. Stir with a spatula untill fully melted, smooth and glossy.
    6. Pour warm chocolate mixture into baked base, then chill in the fridge for 3 hours or overnight.
    7. Remove from fridge, carefully remove the fluted side of the tin, top with berries, and sprinkle with a little sifted icing sugar if necessary. Serve cold.

    valentines day chocolate tart 003 For the love of Chocolate {Recipe}

    Monday, February 13, 2012

    Monday's Marvellous Find!

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    Frosted 'Chalkboard' Tea Light Holders
    Kate Aspen

    For More Details Check Out:

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012

    A Unique Shower Gift

    Urban Harvest Logo

    The Freshest Organic Produce Right To Your Door!

    For more details check out their website!