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

Grilled Chicken & Vegetables in Red Currant Sauce

Grilled Chicken & Vegetables in Red Currant Sauce

I made this Grilled Chicken & Vegetables in Red Currant Sauce using the red currant syrup that I made a couple of posts ago for a Red Currant Mohito.  We didn’t use all of the syrup in the drinks, which were very refreshing, by the way. I wasn’t planning on making it into a post, but itRead more

Grilled Apricot & Arugula Salad

Grilled Apricot & Arugula Salad

I have fresh, tree ripened apricots just picked from my neighbour’s tree. This makes me very happy, and I intend to make some jam. I wanted to save some of these golden lovelies for the barbecue, though, because we love to grill fruit as well as veggies. Really, we like to grill pretty much anything. Then I sawRead more

Red Currant Mohito

Red Currant Mohito

This recipe for Red Currant Mohito started with a challenge from my good friend, and fellow blogger, Vyvienne, who is a gardening guru at Moments In The Garden Even if you’re  not a gardener, it’s worthwhile checking out her gorgeous botanical photos. Vyvienne harvested her red currant shrubs and brought me a whole bunch of them, with aRead more

Mustikkapiirakka – Finnish Blueberry Pie

Mustikkapiirakka - Finnish Blueberry Pie

Did the name of this recipe throw you off? You don’t have to be able to pronounce it to make and enjoy  Mustikkapiirakka, or Finnish Blueberry Pie. Last summer, we traveled to Scandinavia. The highlight of our trip to this beautiful part of the world was meeting my husband’s relatives in Finland. We were meeting most of themRead more

Fettuccine Alfredo with Salmon & Summer Peas

Fettucini Alfredo with Salmon and Peas

  Fettuccine Alfredo is a dish that is made very differently depending on who is cooking. Many cooks, and cookbook recipes like to use heavy cream to make an Alfredo sauce. I have always made Alfredo by simply using quality cheese, namely Parmigiano-Reggiano, butter, and the water that the pasta is cooked in, to achieveRead more