The Kitchen Frau

Fresh garden ingredients, whole foods, alternative grains, and always room for sauerkraut! Canadian food blogger.

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Sweet ‘n Tangy Zucchini Relish
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Your hamburgers and hot dogs will thank you if you add a dollop of this fantastic, sweet, tangy zucchini relish to them. Or try it on a tuna or egg sandwich! What a delicious way to preserve that glut bounty … Continue reading → The post Sweet ‘n Tangy Zucchini Relish appeared f...
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Axoa d’Espelette: A Taste of France (A Simple Stew from the Basque Country)
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Axoa d’Espelette is a simple chopped meat stew that is full of flavour! This dish is a festive recipe from the Basque country in France, often served at country fairs, but equally enjoyed at family dinners. It’s a great recipe … Continue reading → The post Axoa d’Esp...
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Porto Tonic Cocktail and Memories of Portugal
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Chase away the summer heat with a Porto Tonic cocktail. It’s gin and tonic’s sassy Mediterranean cousin, light and fresh and full of flavour.  (Skip to recipe.) I’m slogging away in the garden, trying to be master of the weeds (but … Continue reading → The post Porto...
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Sautéed Pears with Chocolate Sauce – a Simple and Decadent Dessert
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Sauteed Pears with a luscious chocolate ganache sauce – this is a dessert to impress, stunning in its simplicity. Only 5 ingredients are needed to make this fantastic fruit dessert. You can even use the grill, instead of sautéing! (Skip … Continue reading → The post Sautéed Pear...
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Pan con Tomate, Spanish Memories, and Bare Bottoms
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Pan con Tomate (Tomato Bread) is a beautifully simple and delicious breakfast – a favourite way for Spaniards to start their day. All you need is five minutes and a few basic ingredients; sweet ripe tomato, garlic, olive oil, and … Continue reading → The post Pan con Tomate, Spa...
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Pavlova: A Taste of New Zealand
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A classic pavlova is easy to make and tastes wonderful. It is a delicate and absolutely fantastic dessert, adaptable to all different kinds of fruits, and naturally gluten-free. With this swoon-worthy treat in your dessert repertoire, you’ll always impress family … Continue reading &#...
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Swedish Meatballs with Cream Gravy: A Taste of Sweden
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Swedish meatballs are pillowy, tender bites of pure deliciousness – nothing like the bouncy little balls of spiced meat you may have tasted elsewhere. These ones are meltingly soft and cloaked in a creamy sauce that’s rich, silky, and decadent. … Continue reading → The pos...
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7 Layer Dip – a Southwest Appetizer for Easy Entertaining (And We’re Off to Spain!)
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This easy 7 layer dip is quick to put together and always a hit! Refried beans, salsa, and veggies snuggle under a blanket of cheese. Serve it with tortilla chips for a great party starter, or take it along to … Continue reading → The post 7 Layer Dip – a Southwest Appetizer for...
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Buckwheat Galettes – the Best Way to Eat Sausages!
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Try wrapping your smoky grilled sausage in a fun and flavourful buckwheat galette; you’ll never want to eat it in a dry old bun again! It’s easy to hold, and all the fillings stay inside. Plus, these galettes are naturally … Continue reading → The post Buckwheat Galettes &...
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Cooking with Kids: Simple Jam Tarts (Sooo Delectable)
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These addictively delicious little jam tarts, with their crispy cream cheese pastry and glistening jam centers, are so much more delicate and delectable than their simple ingredients would suggest. Bite into one, and you’ll be reaching for another right away. … Continue reading →...
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