Spanish Stuffed Peppers with Farro & Salsa Verde

Spanish Stuffed Peppers with Farro and Salsa Verde

Stuffed Peppers have always been a favorite of mine. Especially this time of year when I have peppers in my garden. I’ve been picking the peppers a little small, so today when I had a bunch of them, I knew I wanted to stuff those little babies. They are at various stages of yellow, orangeRead more

Sunomono Salad, A Refreshing Cucumber Salad

Sunomono Salad

I love Sunomono Salad. Like so many Japanese dishes, the simplicity of the carefully chosen ingredients allow the main one to shine. In this case the main ingredient is cucumber. Somehow a simple dressing of rice vinegar, sugar and tamari, tart and sweet, elevate the cucumber into something more. In a  sunomono salad, cucumber somehow seems toRead more

Grilled Corn & Black Bean Salad

Grilled Corn & Black Bean Salad-5

Right now is the brief window of time when we can get fresh local corn, and this Grilled Corn & Black Bean Salad is one of my ways to take advantage of it. Grilling is an easy way to cook corn on the cob and grilling the corn adds a wonderful smoky flavour to this southwestern inspired salad,Read more

Peach Pecan Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns with Peaches and Pecans

I love this time of year when fresh peaches are ripe and ready. I made these Peach Pecan Cinnamon Buns because peaches, pecans and cinnamon are just natural together.  And because I really wanted cinnamon buns. Nothing says summer to me like fresh ripe peaches. For many years we had a peach tree in the back yard,Read more

Tequila Chicken Chilli

Chicken Chilli with Tequila

A summer storm caused me to abandon the outdoor grill for a change and reunite with my stove. It was also the kind of weather that called for this Tequila Chicken Chilli. And to make it even more attractive, I was able to pick peppers, both hot and sweet, from my garden to use together in thisRead more

Blueberry Ginger Martini – Cool & Blue

Martini with Blueberry and Ginger

This Blueberry Ginger Martini is a pretty and refreshing cocktail for a hot day, (or a steamy night). I have a lot of fresh, local BC blueberries, and a cold, fruity cocktail is just the thing for a warm summer night on the porch. Blueberries and ginger have a great flavour affinity, and they were perfect togetherRead more