Vegetable Gardening

Garden Salad With Orange Vinaigrette

Garden Salad With Orange Vinaigrette

Orange vinaigrette is my favourite light citrus salad dressing recipe and it goes so well on a garden salad. And by garden, I mean any little bits of fresh greens or veggies you find growing in your yard as you prepare dinner. One of my favourite salads because often, especially early in the year, I only have a little bit of this and that and the sweet tartness of orange brings everything together beautifully.

Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini Muffins

This tender, moist and healthy zucchini muffin recipe is a family friendly winner. I have paired spelt flour with regular all purpose flour for added depth of flavour, fiber and minerals. Yogurt and eggs boost richness, protein and moisture making these a nutritious muffin for snacking. These are delicious with or without the 1/2 cup of chocolate chips or 1 cup of finely diced apple to the batter but adding bursts of sweetness really make this muffin stand out.

Rhubarb Snack Cake with Yogurt and Olive Oil

Rhubarb Snack Cake with Yogurt and Olive Oil

Hello Spring! Rhubarb is finally in full swing and I am celebrating with this moist and delicious Rhubarb Snack Cake. Made with yogurt and olive oil, this cake has a tender crumb and will keep well all week…if it lasts that long!

Basil Anchovy Aioli For Garden Veggies

Basil Anchovy Aioli For Garden Veggies

Summer is prime time for perfect, fresh vegetables whether from your own garden or the farmer’s market. In our house we are mostly eating them raw and plain as fast as we can pluck them off the vines or from the ground but sometimes we want that little extra. With a plethora of perfect beans, I decided to briefly blanch them and serve them with a piquant aioli flavored with a bunch of gorgeous basil, some parsley and chives and up the umami with some anchovies.

Ultimate Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake

Ultimate Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake

A simple and easy dessert with a cake that takes under 30 minutes to make and bake. The strawberries and rhubarb are gently cooked with a little sugar and thickener to create an incredibly luscious filling. Topped with lightly sweetened whipped cream flavoured with lavender syrup or vanilla, this is a crowd pleaser.

How To Get Your Kids To Eat Broccoli? This Broccoli Cheese Soup Is The Answer! (Gluten-Free)

How To Get Your Kids To Eat Broccoli? This Broccoli Cheese Soup Is The Answer! (Gluten-Free)

Do your kids love broccoli? No? Then this week’s recipe is for you because this will convert most kids especially if you omit the word broccoli and call it “Cheesy Vegetable Soup”. Today’s recipe is not particularly pretty but it’s a weeknight favourite in our […]

Sorrel Pesto, Bright, Citrusy, Delicious And Easy

Sorrel Pesto, Bright, Citrusy, Delicious And Easy

One of the big perks of living on Canada’s West Coast is our mild winters. We are well into November now and my sorrel is staging a comeback after the heat and dryness of the summer had decimated it.  I thought I better use it […]

Beet Borscht Inspired By Grandma’s China

Beet Borscht Inspired By Grandma’s China

I am going to start this by saying borscht is one of my favourite soups.  For me, borscht is a comforting sweet and savory red beet soup, often with beef simmered until falling apart tender but there are many variations and I didn’t even realize […]

Easy Apple Brown Sugar Cake With Cardamom

Easy Apple Brown Sugar Cake With Cardamom

Apple Brown Sugar Cake is a quick apple cake that is bursting with the freshness of 2 cups of chopped fresh apples, rich with brown sugar and eggs and scented with cardamom. This apple cake is firm enough to wrap in squares for kids lunches but sweet and luscious enough to serve with coffee or as dessert with some whipping cream or ice cream.

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 […]