Category Archives: Summer

Orecchiette with Tomato Sugo and Wild Arugula

As many of you already know, this summer I spent an inspiring three weeks in Puglia volunteering at an art restoration workshop hosted by Tonio Creanza with his organization Messors. I have used the words “magical” and “life-changing” to describe … Continue reading

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The End of Summer and Some Blackberry Frozen Yogurt

Well, this is it. The last day of August, the last weekend of summer, the last of the carefree days of the season. We are spending the long weekend at our little blue cabin on Keats Island. The weather forecast … Continue reading

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Fig Leaf Ice Cream

The figs are ripening! It was just last Thursday when I discovered that the first three figs on our backyard Green Italian fig tree were ready for picking. Even though I have had fig trees in the garden for over … Continue reading

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Corn Chowder with Bacon, Red Pepper and Thyme

We now have both feet firmly planted in autumn around here. The days are getting shorter, we are breaking out the sweaters and scarves and there has already been some snow on the North Shore mountains. Fall is my very … Continue reading

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Peach and Lavender Jam

With the official start of autumn just a few days away I wanted to bid summer farewell with this recipe that epitomizes everything that is wonderful about these last balmy days. There are still plenty of peaches at our local … Continue reading

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Perfect Summer Blueberry Crumble with Lavender Cream

After a few days in the city to teach a class (with a really lovely group of women) and restock my food supply we are back on the island for this last week of summer vacation before Max will head … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Salad with Marinated Radishes and Mint on Grilled Bread

Back with a recipe at last. This one is perfect for these last, long, lazy days of summer with all the amazing tomatoes from the Farmer’s Market and the profusion of mint that is growing in the garden. When I … Continue reading

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Strawberries in Caramel Vinegar

It has been a month since we arrived home from our French adventure and we are now fully settled back into our comfortable Vancouver routine. It seems like such a long time ago since we unpacked the suitcases and put … Continue reading

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