Monthly Archives: April 2010

Roasted Queen Charlotte Halibut with Spring Vegetables and Herb Pesto

A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to test recipes for local writer Jill Lambert who was publishing her first cookbook.  Jill was a book editor for many years, worked as a co-author on other people’s ventures (including … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Garlic Pasta

I love this pasta. This is a dish that makes me feel relaxed when I’m cooking it and nurtured when I am eating it. It is one of the simplest pasta dishes to make but also one of the most … Continue reading

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Photos From My Garden

Leaf burst on grape vines The last ten days have been hectic. Luckily, they have been hectic with cooking which I love but unluckily, they were so hectic that not a single photo was taken to be shared. On Thursday … Continue reading

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Seared Qualicum Scallops with Morel Mushrooms and Asparagus

Here is a dish that sings of spring! So many people have their favourite way to cook morels and asparagus. Here is mine. I add some seared local scallops, a hint of garlic and thyme and a touch of white … Continue reading

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Chicken Noodle Soup with Lemongrass and iphone Photos

When I started this blog 3 months ago one of my biggest concerns was about taking the photos. I am personally drawn to cooking blogs with beautiful photographs that inspire me to get into the kitchen to cook something new. … Continue reading

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Halibut Cheeks à la Niçoise

Halibut cheeks. Not super well known and, truth be told, on the pricey side. But here on the west coast they signal spring and their sweet, scallop like flavour and texture make them something to celebrate. Fresh halibut is widely … Continue reading

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Lemon Curd Olive Oil Tart

I love lemon tarts. If I am at a restaurant and having dessert, I almost always order the lemon tart. A well made lemon tart seems classic and elegant and always feels light and right to me at the end … Continue reading

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Boss’ Breakfast Pie

When my son Max was born I asked my Mom, as a new grandmother, what she wanted to be called. Grandma, Gram, Granny, Nana? She decided that she would bypass all of the usual favourites and go with Abuela. Huh? … Continue reading

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