Sweet and Sour Sausage with Peaches

Now that local peaches are abundant I thought I would try something based on a recipe my former mother in law made many years ago. She had invited us for dinner and said she tried a new recipe that had sausages and peaches together.  I thought to myself, “that sounds awful” but it was really good!  Pork and fruit are perfect companions actually.  Think pork chops and apple sauce.

So today I’ll make a version of what Reta made many years ago.

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Blackened Pike Tacos

There are a variety of fish species in Lake Erie and pike is one of our favourites. They’re best caught in very cold water so spring is a great time to enjoy some fresh caught pike. You can make Blackened Pike Tacos with any type of fish that’s thick and dense enough to stand up to the blackening process without falling apart.

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Seared Tuna with Cilantro Lime Glaze

We spend some time in Texas in the winter.  Y’all!  Love it!  We like the area on the Gulf of Mexico so we have access to fresh fish and seafood. When we travel for longer visits I bring a few of my favourite kitchen items. I just happened to have a well seasoned cast iron pan which is perfect for this because you need to sear it on a high temperature without the tuna sticking to the pan. This Seared Tuna with Cilantro Lime Glaze is best enjoyed rare and has an awesome sweet hot zesty sauce. Choose a nice thick fresh tuna steak with a deep red colour.

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Chili

Everyone has their own Chili recipe. That’s what’s great about it. Some people call this Chili Con Carne which simply translates to Chili with Meat. This recipe has lots of meat so it definitely qualifies. You can customize Chili to your liking with personalized heat levels, special spice blends, favourite vegetables and even a secret ingredient or two.

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