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

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

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

Quick Pickled Red Cabbage

Quick Pickled Red Cabbage with Caraway Seed

Quick Pickled Red Cabbage, is really purple cabbage, but it turns red in the pickling brine. As explained in a previous post, purple cabbage is a PH indicator. It turns red in acidic conditions (purple in neutral, and green or yellow in alkaline, cool huh?).  So now I’m calling it Red Cabbage. After making PurpleRead more

Naan – Easy Naan Recipe From Scratch

Naan is one of the reasons that I love to go out for Indian food. Indian restaurants always have amazing naan bread, usually because they make it on site, and it comes out fresh and warm. Restraint is always required to keep from filling up on that warm bubbly bread while we wait for all theRead more

New Potato Salad; Chive Blossoms & Spring Radishes

  I Who doesn’t love potato salad? I love the springtime, when we can finally eat food from our garden. Did you know that chive blossoms are edible? Chives are doing their spring thing in my herb garden, and I love them. Chives, a member of the onion family, are one of the first signs ofRead more