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

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Chocolate Almond Brownies

Chocolate Almond Brownies

Inspired by classic chocolate covered almonds, these are somewhere between a cake and a chocolate bar. To make this even better, you can make these with just one bowl, 2 measuring cups and a very short amount of time. So come on, “Treat yo’ self!”

Oyster Stew-Easy And Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner

Oyster Stew-Easy And Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner

Oyster stew is a traditional dish to have on Christmas Eve….on the East Coast of North America.  I think it’s a great tradition and that we should adopt it here on the West Coast because we too have an abundance of these fresh and delicious […]

Wild West Coast Shrimp Cocktail Mexican Style! (Coctel De Camarones)

Wild West Coast Shrimp Cocktail Mexican Style! (Coctel De Camarones)

This past weekend I lucked into an impromptu girls night and because it was last minute and everyone had been ridiculously busy with various things all week, we didn’t want to stress about dinner or do anything really time consuming, we all just needed to […]

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 […]