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Baking and Sweet Endings

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

The blueberries, here in B.C., are gorgeous!   It’s great to make these muffins when the berries are in season.  I freeze them for later use so I can make these muffins at other times of the year. I usually double the recipe just to have a bunch on hand in the freezer. Makes 9 […]

Salads, Soups and And Sandwiches

Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Meyer lemons were something I could never find in Vancouver markets at one time, but thankfully they are now available! Heck, even Costco sells them!  This dressing is excellent and I make it often.  Whenever I find Meyer lemons, I buy a bag then squeeze them freezing the juice for later use. Makes Approximately 1 Cup […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

Buttermilk Corn Bread

Another one of our favourite quick breads. It’s so good with soups, chili  or a main course salad. I love  baking with buttermilk as it provides such a nice flavour and crumb to the finished product. Makes One 8 x 8” Pan 2 large eggs ¼ cup sugar ½ cup unbleached flour ½ cup wholewheat […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

Orange Chiffon Cake

I baked this cake for my parents a few years ago, dropping if off along with a number of other baked items they liked. The very next day my dad phoned to tell me that it was “almost all gone and it was so good he couldn’t stop eating it!” Oh…and could I bake them […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

Ramp And Buttermilk Biscuits

Wild leeks grow wild in the Northeast and Midwest of Canada and all the way down the U.S., into the Appalachians and are found only in the spring. If you are the lucky person who has learned how to forage and know where to locate them….all I can say is “I’m really jealous”. For the […]


Spaghetti With Ramps

Years ago I read an article about ramps in Gourmet Magazine. I was really curious, what the heck are they? Turns out they are foraged in spring and are also known as wild leeks.  So this recipe is for those of you who live where Ramps grow wild, whereas I have to rely upon our […]

Salads, Soups and And Sandwiches

Spring Pea Salad

I think fresh peas just scream “Spring.”  This salad with it’s sweetness of peas, the slight peppery edge of new radishes along with a hint of anise from fresh tarragon is a celebration of spring for me.  Shopping your local farmer’s market is where to find for wonderful, locally grown peas, radishes and tarragon.  Trust […]

Salads, Soups and And Sandwiches

Springtime Salad

As we were going to be entertaining visitors from back east, I thought, considering the arrival of so many local goodies in the market, that our guests should be treated to a “locavore” dinner. I created this salad using little gem lettuce, Italian parsley and arugula from our garden, to enjoy with barbecued chicken.  For […]