Recipe Index

summer archive

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 Tacofino, 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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summer squash & tomatoes: simple summer pasta

Oh, it’s that time of the season. Zucchinis have invaded your garden, your CSA share and your local farmers markets. Maybe you have “kind” & giving neighbours who foist gigantic summer squash in your direction or you discover a mystery…

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mais oui: french potato salad

I’ve made a lot of salads in recent months:  wild rice & blueberry, kale & millet, a cabbage slaw with hard boiled eggs, a simple faro salad, a new broccoli slaw and a chickpea & carrot salad. That’s a whole…

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popsicle prescription: dark & creamy chocolate fudgesicles

It’s hot out. Let’s not make a fuss. Eat a popsicle and call it dessert. Call it a snack. Call it dinner. You’ll eat a salad later or something with kale to make up for it. Or maybe you’ll just…

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more for me: wild rice summer crunch salad

Chewy, crunchy, creamy and fresh. This salad is bang on. It’s what I like to eat on hot summer evenings. The bottle of pinot gris wasn’t chilled enough to accompany this dinner salad, but I can only imagine it would…

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