Chicken pesto flatbreads with arugula salad

This looks fancy but really is very easy, fast and delicious. Perfect for busy summer days!

I used prepared flatbreads and brushed with olive oil, add small dallops of pesto all over, added cut up cooked chicken breast (vegetarian option-leave out chicken) and topped with crumbled goat cheese. Then bake this in 425 degree Fahrenheit oven for 5 minutes.


Take out and top with arugula (dressed with balsamic vinaigrette) top with a few cherry or grape tomato halves. Drizzle with balsamic glaze. That’s it, quick, fancy and delicious. Just pop open a nice bottle of wine et voila!

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In My Kitchen July 2017

July! Summer is in full swing, though it hasn’t really felt that way. We have had a lot of rain and it hasn’t been very warm either. I hope that means we will have a long warm fall. Please gods let it mean that.

We did a little travelling, close to home these past couple of weekends, so I have a peek into my home kitchen and travel kitchen as well.

If you follow us on Instagram @cookswithevie you would have already seen some of what we have been up to. We have been eating a lot too!

Made lilac water, very fancy

Used up some of our chive blossoms to make chive blossom vinegar 

Very rough looking calzones

And pizza

More of my fave cheese

This is Evie’s treat. She likes it straight up on tortilla chips. She doesn’t get that it is for putting on other food. Her aunt let her try it on a tortilla and now that is how she wants it, 😂 

Raspberry pie

And a little walk rewarded us with some wild strawberries, so tiny and so sweet 

And a chocolate fondue 

Night #2 a marshmallow roast, we made s’mores 

The first radish from the garden patch

If you like something, just order a case…I love this coffee

And found these beautiful dates, have a stock of those too. Awesome stuffed with almond butter.




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Arrived in Newfoundland…a little late

We left on Tuesday afternoon to catch our flight, everything was going fine until we boarded the plane, then a power surge blew the computer and the navigational software was lost, over 2 hours later we took off, but missed our connecting flight.  We ended up landing in St. John’s at 4am.  Evie was a trooper slept on the plane then went back to bed at 4:30am and woke up ready to go at 8am.  After a small breakfast and a visit with her cousin we went to get her “Kitty Cat Pizza”, she  has been waiting almost 3 years to have this pizza again.  Raye and I had “East Coast Donairs”.  This isn’t our favourite place for donairs, but our old university haunts will be visited when we are back in the city.

We made it “around the bay” mid afternoon and then we has fresh cod and chips for supper.  My Mom’s batter recipe is below also.  After all of that eating we had to go for a walk and picked a few handfuls of blueberries.  The next day was going to be busy we had a local museum to visit, going jigging for cod, and supper at Nan’s.

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fish dipped in flour before dredging in the batter.

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