Easy Recipes Inspired By My West Coast Kitchen Garden On Vancouver Island

Month: May 2018

Wild Westcoast Food-Spring Fiddleheads and a Delicious, Easy Tart

Wild Westcoast Food-Spring Fiddleheads and a Delicious, Easy Tart

Have you ever foraged for or cooked fiddleheads?  They are the bright green coiled shoots from the Ostrich Fern ( Matteuccia struthiopteris).   Described by many as having a flavor somewhere between asparagus and artichokes, they have a sweet herbal flavor and a nice firm texture.  I have not foraged for them myself […]

May Gardening and Quick, Easy, Healthy Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

May Gardening and Quick, Easy, Healthy Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

It’s past May long weekend and that means gardening season is in full swing.  I’ve got many of my summer season seeds and starters in and am now picking lots of herbs (hello cilantro, parsley, mint and a small bit of volunteer dill!) in addition […]

Dungeness Crab Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Dungeness Crab Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

May long weekend is almost here and I can’t wait to spend some time relaxing.  Part of relaxing for me is checking out of the daily grind and enjoying time with family and friends with good food and wine. It’s been a very busy week […]

5 Easiest Spring Vegetables

5 Easiest Spring Vegetables

The Lazy Gardener’s Guide to Spring Veggies I am no pro. In fact my garden has been created 100% by trial and error and anything that remains, is there because it is easy!  3 of my 5 top choices below are perennial and appear early in […]

Savory Spring Rhubarb Salsa

Savory Spring Rhubarb Salsa

I totally blew it! I was working on this recipe last week and for some unknown reason, I chose to post the Nicoise Salad recipe on Cinco De Mayo instead. Duh! Anyhow, it’s still May and Rhubarb is just coming into season here on the […]

Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad with Asparagus and Arugula

Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad with Asparagus and Arugula

Happy Friday everyone! Today I’m posting a recipe I’ve been making so often lately, Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad with Asparagus and Arugula.  It’s fresh, fast, healthy and high in protein and the dressing is a total umami bomb with anchovy, capers and dijon.  It’s easy […]