I love having my friends over for some wine and a nice home-cooked meal. For me, this time is special. All of us talk about what’s going on in our lives, the good, the bad, the ugly. It’s a safe space to just “be” without any pressures or responsibilities but with the comfort of good food that I love preparing for us. 

Sometimes, I like to shake it up a bit. I love to see faces light up when they try something new and different.  I like having fun with food, experimenting with different ingredients, flavours, and creating restaurant-style meals. 

Here’s a lovely recipe from HBD for whimsical but delicious Zucchini Boats along with a bonus recipe for steak-wrapped asparagus & mini potatoes, definitely a meal to get smiles and inquisitive looks all-around your dining table!

Try out this recipe and let us know how you like it! Tag your photos @janicenrc, and remember you’re never too old to have fun with food!

Recipe and photograph by Kristel Matousek

Janice Carter is a Niagara Real Estate Broker for Royal Lepage NRC Realty, dedicated to assisting homeowners and investors find the property that meets their needs. Servicing Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Fort Erie, Port Colbourne, Port Dalhousie, Jordan, Vineland, Chippewa, Ridgeway, Thorold and surrounding areas . Ready to sell or buy a property? Call Janice 289-969-1147