Tag: Vancouver

Onion and Gorgonzola Tarts, Onions, Garlic, Shallots at Farmer's Market
Appetizers

Caramelized Onion & Gorgonzola Tartlets

I don’t know why, but I always think fall and winter appetizers when I think of caramelized onions. Maybe it’s the combination of the onions and  gorgonzola. So good! I have a confession, I cheat and use bought, frozen, mini tart shells! These are a good thing to take to a party and they’re vegetarian […]

Sauteed Cabbage With Proscuitto
Vegetables and Side Dishes

Cabbage With Proscuitto

A typical Italian vegetable preparation, except we don’t cook our veggies for as long!  Italians have a way with veggies and that’s a fact! I’ve used pancetta, guanciale and double smoked bacon, all  were good.  If you like young collard greens, you might like to try cooking them this way.  When I did, everyone liked […]

Butternut Squash Soup
Salads, Soups and And Sandwiches

Butternut Squash Soup

‘Tis the season, for butternut squash that is! A lovely soup flavoured with sage and completely dairy free and vegetarian if you choose. Normally I serve this soup as a “starter” for a dinner but it would make a great lunch with perhaps a turkey (again, ‘tis the season) salad sandwich made with finely chopped […]

Fish Hut Muffins
Baking and Sweet Endings

Fish Hut Muffins

Not every muffin has a story! A number of years ago, our friend, chef Urs, owned a fish shop/deli/catering business around the corner from where we live. The day I baked these muffins for the first time I thought “I’ll bet Urs would like to have one with his afternoon coffee”. Within an hour he was […]

Blog Post Photo, Hastings Park Racetrack
My Stories

At The Races

A long time Facebook friend, someone I communicate with often, lost her elderly, ailing mom not too long ago.  While spending the last days with her mother, she was sharing her feelings on Facebook.  I private messaged her a few times just to let her know how much I was thinking of her hoping it […]

Metal Platter Filled with Local Purple Grapes & Leaves
Baking and Sweet Endings

Crunchy Top Grape Muffins

For the past couple of years, in the fall, I’ve been making lovely little Coronation-Vin Santo grape cakes for dessert.  And while doing a freezer tidy-up recently, I found a small bag of the grapes tucked away. Hmmm…well I don’t have enough to make the cakes but maybe I could turn them into muffins and […]

Blog Post Photo Showing Parsnips, Beets, Potatoes, Carrots
My Stories

Not Parsnips Again??

“Winter” is definitely the key word here! Last weekend we made an unusually short foray to Riley Park where our Winter Farmer’s Market is held each Saturday.  Seems like at this time of year it’s short rations for local veggies…so the trips are short ones! Eating seasonally is a very good thing.  Fresh, local food, […]