Tag: Vancouver

Fall Pasta

Phyllis’ Leek & Pancetta Tagliatelle

My “take” on a Lorenza de’Medici recipe. We think the addition of pancetta and a splash of white wine to the sauce makes it even more delicious.  I often make half the recipe for our primo which goes especially well with lamb marinated in my go

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Basics & Tips

A Canadian Thanksgiving

2008 was our first Thanksgiving away from home!   We had travelled to Italy with two friends and our plan was to celebrate Thanksgiving by cooking dinner in the “villa” near Lago Trasimeno in Umbria.   My husband and I

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Zucchini Parmesan Bread

It’s nearing the end of summer…and with that comes the ultimate question, what the heck am I going to do with all this zucchini?  Well, here’s a quick bread that would be delicious with a salad or soup or toasted

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Summer Egg Dishes and Brunch

Cherry Tomato Tarts

These days at #5 we seem to be eating cherry tomatoes 24/7. I’ve been wanting to make these tarts all summer and finally did! And are we glad I did…they were so good! Whipped up a green salad…dinner! You can

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Summer Appetizers

Caponata (Sweet And Sour Eggplant)

You just gotta love summer! It’s delicious! The recipe makes a lot, but it keeps very well, for up to 1 week. It’s bit time consuming but I think the end result is well worth it and you can cut

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Barbequing and Grilling

The Kamado Joe Rocks Ribs!

Bbarbecued beef ribs were the choice for my birthday dinner, so off to our hipster butcher Pete, of Pete’s Meats  we go! The rib recipe is by John Malik and was published in Bon Appetit magazine in July 2003. A

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Basics & Tips

Felt Like Being on Vacation!

David Hawksworth is a very well-known chef in our town. He’s the guy responsible for the Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s restaurants in the heart of downtown Vancouver at 801 West Georgia, open since 2011. And now he has followed up that

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Fall Harvest

There’s Something About Canning

It’s the season once again to haul out our jars and get canning and preserving! And I am so glad to see a resurgence of interest in people taking it up!  Domenica Marchetti has recently published a new book “Preserving

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Fall Appetizers

3 Mediterranean Dips

I just crave these dips in the summer. Transports me straight to the Mediterranean! Good pita and some great wine; just about perfect. I think dips are a wonderful thing to take to a party or get-together in the summer.

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