Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears

Saturday mornings in late October and November means a trip to Nat Bailey Farmer’s Market in search of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The colours are awesome! With the backdrop of the Coast Mountains on occasion receiving a snowfall, it’s simply gorgeous!  I have always poached pears in white wine, but decided to change things up … Continue reading Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears

The Arrival of Spring

Counting the days until the spring season begins providing us with amazing goodies to enjoy. Hands up if you are as tired of squash as we are!   Spotted at the Nat Bailey Winter Market little French Breakfast radishes at Sole Food. Fergus Henderson, of St. John’s restaurants in London, England uses the whole thing, leaves and all. May … Continue reading The Arrival of Spring

Phyllis’ Leek Tart

  We have added a number of new vegetables to our repertoire over the past couple of years. There must be an Italian influence here somewhere! We are now including fennel, Romanesco cauliflower, leeks, cavolo nero or lacinato kale, savoy cabbage, butternut squash, kabocha squash and quince. With the leeks I have made gratins and … Continue reading Phyllis’ Leek Tart