Musings on food

Blushing Beauties

Languishing in my fruit bowl, a bag of Rainier cherries.  Their pink ...

My philosophy of comfort food…

To me the definition of comfort food is not just in the ...

Latest Recipes

Anyone for compôte?

It’s August and apricots and berries are in abundance.  Today, I picked up a bag of apricots from the West End Farmers’ Market.  I’ve only ever used dried apricots in cooking, so I needed to consult some cookbooks for ideas…. In “A French Woman for All Seasons”, Mireille Guilano, explains that “cooked preparations concentrate the flavors and the […]

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BC Hothouse Greek Style Salad

Today’s inspiration comes from FOREVER SUMMER | Books | Nigella Lawson: Nigella Lawson’s official site for recipes, books and latest news. When the heady days of summer call for something easy – make the most of BC Hothouse tomatoes, peppers and English cucumber and throw together this delicious dish.  Inspired by Nigella’s Lawson’s THE ULTIMATE […]

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Shrimp, Pepper and Rice Noodle Salad

Salad need not be boring.  This Thai-inspired dish is quick to make and is great on-the-go.  I recommend making extra, as it makes a great packed lunch for the following day.  Ingredients Salad 1 yellow pepper 1 red pepper 1 shallot or 2 spring onions 2 blocks of rice noodles – about 250g ( I […]

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Pick up a pepper

Sometimes there isn’t time to spend a few pleasant hours wandering around the local farmers’ market sampling a local produce.  Instead food shopping resembles supermarket sweep. If you’re in need of quick, easy, healthy meal solution – pick up a pepper.  A BC Hot House Pepper. The term “Hot House” does sound negative.  Like the overzealous parent pushing classical music […]

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Beet, Mint and Feta Salad

Raw beets have a beautiful reddish-purple hue .  As purple is the colour of royalty, give beets the respect they deserve.  This simple salad requires few ingredients: fresh mint, feta cheese, balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. This delicious dish is made-in-minutes.  The sweetness of the beets combined with the freshness of the mint makes it […]

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