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

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Easy Apple Brown Sugar Cake With Cardamom And The Difficulty Of Describing Food

Easy Apple Brown Sugar Cake With Cardamom And The Difficulty Of Describing Food

October is in full swing and I am still using up my apples that won’t keep, the ones that have a little worm hole or have fallen on the ground and gotten a bit bruised and this week I perfected my Apple Brown Sugar Cake.  […]

Chickens In The City

Chickens In The City

It’s World Egg Day!!!  Do you raise chickens on a city lot? Ever wanted to?  Many cities and towns now allow people to raise small flocks of chickens on regular city or town sized lots.  Katie and Angela of Creekside Produce have been raising them for years […]

Fall(en) Apples And Easy Apple Beignets

Fall(en) Apples And Easy Apple Beignets

There are three foods that make me feel all the fall feels, pumpkins, wild mushrooms and apples.  While some apples are ready in late summer, my little apple tree finishes in the fall.  This year my apples were ready to start picking in late September […]

Wild Mushroom Season

Wild Mushroom Season

Mushrooms are my favourite thing about fall and a consolation prize for all the rainy days here in coastal BC.  After a very dry summer, the rain has come with a vengeance and the mushrooms have started popping up like crazy.  Little jewels in the […]

The Menzies Family Farm-Family, Food, Sustainable Living and Zucchini Fritters!

The Menzies Family Farm-Family, Food, Sustainable Living and Zucchini Fritters!

Today’s post is all about my visit to the second farm that makes up Creekside Produce, the Menzies Family Farm and has a delicious, healthy, vegetarian, easy and kid friendly dinner recipe-Zucchini Fritters with a Herb Yogurt Dip. I am usually blogging about my own […]

Make Your Own (Easy and Healthy) Ketchup From Your Garden!

Make Your Own (Easy and Healthy) Ketchup From Your Garden!

Do you like ketchup but cringe at all the sugar, sugar syrup and other less than natural ingredients? It’s easy to make your own using tomatoes and peppers from your garden or farmer’s market. This week’s recipe, Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Ketchup,  is part of a meal […]

The Green Family Farm – Hobby Farming On Vancouver Island and Fresh Seasonal Salmon and Salad Recipes

The Green Family Farm – Hobby Farming On Vancouver Island and Fresh Seasonal Salmon and Salad Recipes

I recently had the great opportunity to spend a couple of days on Northern Vancouver Island visiting and photographing two hobby farms, the Green Farm (Kate) and the Menzies Farm (Angela).  These two family run small-scale hobby farms have been working together for awhile, sharing a table […]

The Raspberriest Raspberry Sauce with Quick Chocolate Cake for 8

The Raspberriest Raspberry Sauce with Quick Chocolate Cake for 8

  July is raspberry season!  Just when I thought strawberries were my favourite garden fruit, I am now debating between them and the raspberries, yummy #summerstruggles 🙂  No surprise, raspberries are super healthy – low-calorie, high fiber, high in vitamin C and contain Vitamins A, […]

Skinny Dipping (Into Eggplant)

Skinny Dipping (Into Eggplant)

Who doesn’t love dip?! And who doesn’t love Eggplant? Well maybe a few of you? If you’re not an eggplant lover,  I think today’s recipe will change your mind.  This dip is tangy, rich and addictive but also healthy with lots of fiber.  Thick Greek […]

Fast and Easy Summer Dinner (also a recipe to use zucchini!)

Fast and Easy Summer Dinner (also a recipe to use zucchini!)

As I write this, it is getting HOT here in Campbell River and all of a sudden I’m  craving fresh, easy snacks and dinners that won’t take much time or energy.  Cold crunchy salads that are hearty enough for dinner, tangy and refreshing Mexican ceviche […]