Tag: Vancouver

Basics & Tips

Borscht

It’s Russian Soul Food! Borscht is a part of my family heritage. During the year there are times when “I just gotta have some”. When I eat borscht, my Husband says it’s like I am having a religious experience! The version

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Blueberry Cake Topped With Almonds

The local blueberries are in! Have I been busy or what, making all sorts of wonderful things with them. This is an easy cake to put together, is really, really good and could be served for dessert, with afternoon coffee

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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, but we can get good, local, frozen ones from the Gelderman’s farm to make these muffins with other times of

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Basics & Tips

Pesto: What’s in a Name?

It seems to be everywhere…and not just the molto famoso “Ligurian” pasta with potato and green beans or with trofie pasta but dribbled or drizzled on anything you can imagine. But is that really “pesto?” Or, has the term “pesto,”

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Fall Salads

Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Meyer lemons were something we never saw in our markets here in Vancouver…but thankfully all that’s changed! Heck, even Costco sells them now!  This dressing is excellent and I make it often.  Whenever I find Meyer lemons, I pick up a

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Fall Salads

Anne’s Anchovy-less Caesar Salad Dressing

This one is for all of you who hate anchovies as much as I do!  I’ve sampled really fresh, marinated ones in Italy, sorry, they still taste like anchovies!  It’s OK though, my husband adores the little morsels!  The garlic gives it

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Basics & Tips

More Adventures With The Big “A”

I just had my second steroid injection in a month…I can almost throw away my cane! Well, not totally but I sure have a lot more mobility! I want to be able to walk the Appian Way again like I

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Basics & Tips

24 Hours in Ferndale

OK, so it’s not Italy! But what the heck, it’s a trip out of town! The story began last year before our trip to Italy, when I had become FB friends with Timothy. Tim was planning on travelling around Italy

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Basics & Tips

Are You A Food Snob?

Are you one of those who doesn’t pick up ready-made meals or other prepared foods? Yeah…us too! I see shoppers at Wholefoods with their baskets laden with these items and was totally blown away by the fridge “walls” stuffed with

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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

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