Archive | June 2014

Cranberry Kale Salad

Was watching the news one night, and they had a segment, about how to get children to eat more greens. The lady they were talking to, said she makes a simple kale salad, with lemon and parmesan cheese…and gets the kids to make it. I’ve bought a few kale salads from various places, and thought I’d finally make it myself, since it would be way cheaper and looked easy enough. So in my version I used olive oil, red wine vinegar, grated parmesan and dried cranberries. Thought it turned out pretty good, and will definitely make it again. What varieties of kale salads have you made? Would love to hear about them!!

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

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Crock Pot Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

Saw this recipe, after getting my weekly email from Food.com. It was about Crock Pot recipes, one could make, during the hot months of summer. After perusing the list, this one caught my eye, because a) I was looking for a new chicken recipe to try out b) was made in the Crock Pot…win!! and c) had very few ingredients I already had on hand. I was able to put it all together and into the Crock Pot within 5mins…was loving it already!! I chose to use boneless, skinless chicken thighs, since that’s what I had in the freezer. I did defrost them a bit, for almost a day in the fridge first, but you could definitely cook it from frozen. Being that there wasn’t any bone, I cut the cooking time to 4hrs on Low, which was perfect. For our personal tastes I used 1/2 cup of sugar, a 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup of Sprite Zero, 4tbsp of minced garlic, 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper and 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper. At first I thought, the vinegar was REALLY strong, after mixing it all together. But after cooking, it mellowed out enough, for us to enjoy it. The chicken was moist, flavourful and reminded my hubby and I of sesame chicken…minus the sesames LOL I served it over rice, so it could soak up the sauce. I know, from the photo, it doesn’t *look* very appetizing…but we very much enjoyed it. If you’re looking for a new chicken recipe, that doesn’t require much work, then I’d definitely suggest you give this one a try!!

Crock Pot Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Sassy Teas Shop in Port Credit, Mississauga – June 15, 2014

We saw this shop, while walking around the area last Sunday, and decided to go in – as it was new to us. It was a cute little tea shop and lounge, where you can enjoy a cup of tea or iced tea.

After perusing their teas, we decided to have, one of their daily special iced teas. We chose to try the Iced Green Tea with Tropical Pineapple and Fresh Strawberries. I asked for it to be unsweetened, and glad I did, because the fruit had sweetened it enough naturally. It was really good, and around $3, which is a wee bit expensive for it’s medium size. But, since it tasted so good on a warm sunny day, I let that pass!! If you’re ever in the Port Credit area, and want to check it out, it’s just passed the Starbucks on Lakeshore Road West.

Cheers Everyone!! 🙂