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

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Winter Comfort-Potage Parmentier (Potato Leek Soup)

Winter Comfort-Potage Parmentier (Potato Leek Soup)

It’s the dead of winter and there’s not much growing which is tough since my blog centers around my little kitchen garden. I recently joined a photography challenge to try and get my creative juices flowing and for our first challenge we were given onions […]

BC Snapper Laksa

BC Snapper Laksa

With the weather cold, I’m gravitating to warm spices and comforting soups. This recipe starts with a versatile and easy homemade curry paste and is finished with coconut milk, stock and fish sauce for authentic south Asian flavour. The snapper is added minutes before serving and poured over a bowl of rice noodles and vegetable garnishes. Thick and rich, full of bright spice and herbal aromas, this soup is a comforting and satisfying meal in a bowl.

Easy Festive Drinks To Keep Your Holiday Merry And Bright

Easy Festive Drinks To Keep Your Holiday Merry And Bright

Happy Holidays! This year more than many others I am simplifying plans and focusing on quality time with my family and if time permits, a little downtime for myself. Whether you’re like me and working through most of the holidays or simply want to relax […]

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 […]

Albacore Tuna Ceviche With A Side Of Guacamole

Albacore Tuna Ceviche With A Side Of Guacamole

This week I am posting another Mexican style BC Seafood recipe, Tuna Ceviche using BC Albacore Tuna.  This is the continuation of last weeks post which featured BC Pink Shrimp in a Mexican style shrimp cocktail.  Together these make fabulous, fresh and healthy appetizers that are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cauliflower Mushrooms And Wild Mushroom Gratin

Cauliflower Mushrooms And Wild Mushroom Gratin

While out mushrooming recently, my husband found a real treasure, a cauliflower mushroom.  We have found them before but it’s been awhile as they are not as prolific as many of the other mushrooms around here but the fun thing about them is that they […]

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.  […]