Springtime! What pictures come to your mind? Flowers, sunny days, green lawns, longer evenings for long walks perhaps? Yes, I envision those too but the reality is, sometimes there are storms and rain and dreary days. Then, of course, there are all the pollens and other lovely flying things in the air that create havoc… [Continue Reading]

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“Where yer at?” Kitchenette Lorene might greet you with when in New Orleans.  Your reply? “Aw-rite.” (Basically it is “How are you” and “Fine thanks”.) What do you think about when we say “New Orleans”? I think of great music like Jazz and Dixieland, cobblestone streets, the French Quarter, and, of course, lots of seafood.… [Continue Reading]

Baked shrimp New Orleans

Happy Spring Everyone! Kitchenette Lorene here to share one of my favourite recipes for quick meals, picnics, lunches – well, whatever suits your needs. With prices of food soaring, it is getting more challenging to find inexpensive meals to cook. Recently, our local market had chicken legs on sale for a bargain so I bought… [Continue Reading]

Oven Fried Chicken - clean eats

Think that Easter treats are just about chocolate bunnies, chicks and eggs? Think again. Kitchenette Lorene is back with a clever twist on an old favourite. “Here comes Peter Cotton Tail Hopping down the Bunny Trail” Those lyrics take me back to Easter morning (after church of course) hunting for the treats left behind by… [Continue Reading]

Easter Deviled Eggs

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Baked Shrimp a la New Orleans (with a little Kitchenette Twist)

"Where yer at?" Kitchenette Lorene might greet you with when in New Orleans.  Your reply? "Aw-rite." (Basically it is "How are you" and "Fine thanks".) What do you think about when we say "New Orleans"? I think of great music like Jazz and Dixieland, cobblestone streets, the French Quarter, … [Read More...]

Spring Already? Time for Gluten-Free Oven-Fried Chicken

Happy Spring Everyone! Kitchenette Lorene here to share one of my favourite recipes for quick meals, picnics, lunches - well, whatever suits your needs. With prices of food soaring, it is getting more challenging to find inexpensive meals to cook. Recently, our local market had chicken legs on … [Read More...]

Easter Bunnied Eggs

Think that Easter treats are just about chocolate bunnies, chicks and eggs? Think again. Kitchenette Lorene is back with a clever twist on an old favourite. "Here comes Peter Cotton Tail Hopping down the Bunny Trail" Those lyrics take me back to Easter morning (after church of course) … [Read More...]

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