Preserving Fresh Herbs – 6 Ways For Summer Flavour Year Round

Fresh Garden Herbs

Fresh herbs are such a joy for cooks (and eaters). I’m always excited to see the first spring shoots, usually chives and parsley, showing their heads in the herb garden. By midsummer the herb garden is flourishing with them as well as basil, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, dill, sage, mint, lavender and oregano. Everything coming from my kitchenRead more

Grilled Pork & Plum Kebabs

Grilled Pork & Plum Kebabs

No, summer is not over yet. I’m planning on keeping it going as long as possible and I’m still grilling and I’m making these Grilled Pork & Plum Kebabs, still enjoying all of our fresh local summer fruit. I know that the stores are all about back to school, and Costco has Halloween stuff, but I justRead more

Balsamic Cherries

Balsamic Cherries

This simple recipe for Balsamic Cherries is because cherries are at their peak right now in the Okanagan valley of British Columbia where I live. We don’t have a cherry tree anymore, but many neighbours do, and are willing to share as long as we pick, so we did. We love fresh, ripe cherries eatenRead more

Grape Jelly

Our little vineyard, as we like to call it, grows over a lattice on our front porch, and gives us privacy, shade, and sweet grapes. This year, our vineyard yielded a small but deliciously sweet harvest. The red table grapes that we planted have seeds, so they are not that easy to eat fresh picked (even though we stillRead more