Recipe Index

summer archive

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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no bummer summer: brined & grilled pork chops

I was a vegetarian for 10 years and during that time, I hankered for meat. I didn’t really give in, but when I’d walk through my neighbourhood and smell steaks sizzling on balcony grills, I’d get envious. The smell of…

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consolation prize: raspberry breakfast bars

Last Sunday we attended a bbq filled with my husband’s extended family. Croquet was the before dinner entertainment and while I love the game, The game does not love me. We had a set growing up but my brother and…

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long summer weekends: my take on sam’s slaw

For nearly the past week, the entire Pacific Northwest has been given a heat advisory. Coming from Ontario where the summers are hot and muggy, this advisory – where temperatures got up to just over 30° C (aka 86° F),…

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cold brew (& a little advice too): earl grey & hibiscus cold-brewed iced tea

Summer is about road trips, hikes in cool forests, ice cream cones, toes in the sand, jangly pop songs and iced tea. All things are high up on my summer list. Even though we’re not planning one large go-all-out vacation…

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