Recipe Index

summer archive

potato and green bean salad with lemon miso dressing

Our CSA has been very lucky with the green beans lately. Every week, green beans. Really, I’m not complaining because I like green beans. I’ve recently been slicing them uber-thin and adding them raw to vegetable slaws or cutting them…

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simple vanilla bean apricot jam

I have 2 small confessions for you. One, I had my first bite of an apricot a few days ago. Two, I didn’t like it. How did I get through my life without trying an apricot? Well, that would be…

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blueberry sorbet with riesling & rosemary

A couple of years ago, I had great luck making a cherry buttermilk sherbet. The only ice cream maker I had at the time was a large and clunky (but beautiful) turquoise vintage hand-crank one. I didn’t pull it out…

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what a mouthful: spicy lemon parmesan green beans, kale & zucchini

My kitchen seems to be going through a bit of a renaissance lately. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I’m sensing something unusual, something that may have gone missing for a while now. My kitchen is the same old,…

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preserving cherries: macerated sour cherries + cherry pit vodka

Sour cherry season has just ended here in BC and those plump, sweet, dark cherries from the Okanagan are almost gone from our local markets. But there is a way to preserve all that cherry goodness. Freezing is a no-brainer…

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summertime ricotta pasta primavera

A couple of Sundays ago, I went with some friends to Westham Island, just outside of Vancouver. It’s one of my favorite places accessible across a single-vehicle wide wooden bridge and once you’ve crossed over, you’ll find an herb farm,…

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pink margarita on the rocks

I’m a big believer in necessity being the mother of invention. Earlier this week after a rousing game of tennis at our local park, I came home thirsty and water could only quench so much. What I really wanted was…

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elsewhere: mexican chocolate ice cream & more good recipes

While I was away in New York, you may have missed these wonderful recipes of mine over at Poppytalk. Root & Ginger – a refreshing drink using one of my favorite hard-to-find liqueurs. Spicy, Smoky & Sweet Glazed Almonds –…

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