Recipe Index

summer archive

operation cool-down: raspberry lemon yogurt popsicles

It’s been a hot summer so far. June was crazy hot, especially for us Vancouverites who tend to have wooly cardigans stashed away in purses, just in case, because it’s only June. To take a break from the heat, we…

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easy-chickpeasy: chickpea & tuna salad with fresh croutons & a creamy lemon dressing

This is what happens when you crave sandwiches and the only bread you have are those days-and-days-old bready end bits hanging in the bread bag. So you call yourself innovative and make a salad with big buttery, garlicky homemade croutons…

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hot dog! creamy russian potato salad

I didn’t grow up eating potato salad. Green salads and mixed bean salads were often found on the dinner table but potato salad just wasn’t a thing in our house. That’s okay because I quickly made up for my potato-salad-less…

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winning hearts & minds on a case-by-case basis: rhubarb ginger foolish mess

Tomorrow is my birthday and I’m feeling all sentimental. Maybe because I renewed my driver’s license today and I’m sad to report that my horrible photo of years ago will be replaced with a horrible new photo that pretty much…

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summer-ready: fingerling potato salad with pickled celery

This week has been glorious, weather-wise. Summer temperatures in April and yesterday, May 1st, our outdoor thermometer registered almost 30┬░C! Lucky for us we did manage to get our patio into fine shape by picking up a couple chaise lounges…

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drinking vinegars: sour cherry-lime shrub & strawberry-rhubarb black pepper shrub

When I first heard about drinking vinegars, I was instantly shrub-curious. For someone who grew up sneaking pickle juice out of the fridge, a tart, vinegary beverage sounded quite delightful. Portland’s Pok Pok restaurant was where I first became a…

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late summer beans: braised cranberry beans with oregano & rosemary

It’s not fall yet, thank goodness. I’m not ready to give that up yet – despite the fact that I’m wearing jeans more often than bare legs and I’ve got my umbrella at the ready. It’s that weird between-seasons time…

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icy hot: diablo ice cream sandwiches

Uh, yeah, so that happened. Ice cream sandwiches. Like, whoa. The first time I went to┬áTacofino, I went to their commissary, not their food truck. We went with another couple and when it came to dessert, one friend made the…

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