What We’re Lovin for May

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What Jenn’s Lovin

Use Your Good Stuff


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It’s no secret that I have a love affair with vintage items. The items I have collected and acquired over the years are not stashed away and out of sight, they are prominently displayed and in regular use. My fellow Professional Home Economist and friend, Mairlyn Smith, has coined this #UseYourGoodStuff and if you need some inspiration, look no further than her almost daily posts on Instagram. It’s no coincidence, I’m celebrating “use your good stuff” this month and Mairlyn’s newest cookbook, Peace Love and Fibre, is hitting shelves. To say I’m excited is an understatement. I’m a fan girl of Mairlyn and her cookbooks have enhanced my confidence and repertoire in the kitchen. So, next time you are setting the table, pause, open that cupboard and set out the good stuff – why are you hiding away your most favourite items?!

Recipe in photo: Rhubarb Tea Biscuits – a seasonal favourite!

What Ellen’s Lovin

Audio Books

From my daily commute or for a camping road trip, audio books are a must have for me and my family. This summer while we are exploring Canada, my family will be listening to some of our favorite classic books like Harry Potter! The best audio books are the ones like Becoming by Michelle Obama.  Michelle reads her book.  It’s her voice.  It’s fantastic.

What is your favourite audio book?

What Lynn’s Lovin

Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb!

One of my favorite signs of spring is finding those beautiful pink stalks at my grocery store or farmers market.  If you are lucky to grow it in your garden as I am, you know you will have ample to cook with and share.

If you need to purchase it from the store, fresh and frozen both work well inmost recipes. Try this delicious rhubarb twist on a classic sesame chicken.  And then make a pie!!!!  You wont be sorry!!!

Eat Well…Jenn, Ellen & Lynn

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157 thoughts on “What We’re Lovin for May

  1. I love a salad that I make with romaine, chow mein noodles, mandarin slices and toasted almonds with a dressing of mayo, canola oil and sugar. Then topped with grilled chicken breast (cooled) and I serve it with focaccia or breadsticks.

    1. That salad sounds delicious. Please share the recipe. I love crisp noodles in salads and your dressing sounds yummy!

  2. My favorite for a seasonal recipe is anything on the BBQ 🙂
    We can finally pull it out after the rough winter we had. BBQ chicken,steaks or ribs. Having corn on the cob and a fresh garden salad

  3. I love making big salads in the Spring. Also, outdoor/picnic type foods, like macaroni and potato salads and anything BBQed! Happy spring time 🙂

  4. My favourite spring time recipe is dill pickle pasta salad. I found the recipe last year and it was a spring/summer hit with myself and my 2 kids.

  5. I am a BBQ fan. Steak or burgers, sometimes ribs. We usually grill our vegetables at the same time.

  6. I love pasta with the first spring asparagus and peas in a light sauce with chicken stock and a splash of cream. And some cheese of course. I am also going to be making those rhubarb tea biscuits, they look delicious.

  7. a nice spring mix salad with mandarin oranges, pecans, balsamic vinegrette and a bit of Parmesan

  8. A nice spring mix salad or a spinach salad with nuts, a bit of cheese and a balsamic vinegrette

  9. My favourite spring dishes is first anything with asparagus and I love rhubarbfor dessert!

  10. I love making quiche in the spring and my favourite has asparagus, artichoke hearts, and Gruyere.

  11. Rhubarb crisp but I’m going to have to try those tea biscuits this spring.

  12. My favourite spring meal is anything on the BBQ! Especially burgers or chicken legs 🙂

  13. I love making salads in the Spring and use fresh asparagus that reminds me of Spring

  14. I love making “big” salads with the usual fresh greens and vegetables, but I add roasted asparagus, zucchini, and eggplant. Also I add a couple different cheeses, such as mozzarella balls, feta, or even cheddar, depending what I have in the fridge.

  15. My favourite spring recipe is sautéed fiddleheads! They are absolutely delicious and only available in the spring for a short time.

  16. I love spinach salads in the Spring that include a variety of veggies & berries, topped with walnuts & almonds then drizzled with lime juice/oil//ginger dressing.

  17. My favourite recipe is a tomato pasta salad that I make using tomatoes and basil that I grow in my garden. It’s so delicious and tastes so much better than store bought tomatoes!

  18. My favorite seasonal spring recipe is our homemade German Potato Salad!

  19. I love the freshness of vegetables during the spring season; anything beautiful and green makes me salivate. My favourite spring seasonal recipe is Fresh Pesto in all varieties and variations; from the traditional Pesto to a Spinach Pesto to a Red Pepper Pesto. It can be utilized in so many different recipes and bring a “spark” to every dish.

  20. Every spring I looked forward to my first taste of rhubarb and strawberry pie. So delicious. Thanks.

  21. Texas Potato Salad and salads made with seasonal vegetables and fruits are my most favorite seasonal recipes.

  22. Eat Well recipes are some of the best I have tried.
    Cupcakes with cukecumbers.. who knew?

  23. I love to have salads with my meals starting in May and carrying on for the summer

  24. For spring I love making different pasta salads to have on hand with our bbqs!

  25. I love anything asparagus in spring time. I love grilling it and making it the star of a salad.

  26. Strawbery Rhubarb crisp ! Love Marilyn Smith, I’m a total fan of everything she writes! I also enjoy using the good stuff!

  27. I love making a salad with fresh greens, heirloom tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, chives, chickpeas, al-dente asparagus diced, cucumbers, diced almonds, avocado wedges and a canola oil and balsamic vinegar dressing!

  28. Spring = simple.The flavour comes with freshness! So many favourites – grilled or roasted asparagus, stewed rhubarb with yogurt or ice cream, garden salads with fresh greens and chives…And anything grilled on the barbeque! Love this time of year!

  29. OMG – LOVE LOVE LOVE Michelle Obama’s audiobook. I should really listen to it again. So good.

  30. I love to make pasta salad, adding chick peas, peppers, onion and anything else I have on hand! 🙂

  31. One of my favourite spring recipes is a Rice Seafood Salad containing crab and shrimp in a tomato rice base.

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    ✮ (¸.•´✶ Curry Chicken on Rice, with a Fully Loaded Garden Salad – Delicious

  33. White bean burgers and fresh herb marinated grilled vegetables and a rhubarb coffee cake.

  34. we are huge fans of the bbq so steak, kabobs, burgers, corn, baked potatoes .. all so yummy

  35. Just learned that rhubarb is ready for picking! I can see rhubarb custard pie in my future!

  36. I have nothing ready in my yard as of yet but sure have been enjoying the corn on the cob that is ready from somewhere nice and warm.

  37. Spring Vegetable and Grapefruit Salad. The vegetables include safely prepared fiddleheads.

  38. My favourite seasonal dish is Roasted Asparagus with olive oil, salt and pepper and Parmesan.

  39. My favorite spring time recipe is an avocado,tomato,cucumber and red onion salad made with some homemade salad dressing. I love all salads and they are especially delicious in the spring served with a great BBQ or that delicious looking classic sesame chicken. YUMMO! 🙂

  40. I love making any desserts that involve strawberries or raspberries. Strawberry shortcake is a must have!

  41. We only see fiddleheads here in the spring – I love to roast them with olive oil and spices!

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