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Lentil salad

September 19, 2019

  Grains and legumes are a big part of our food at home, served on their own , combined with other ingredients or made into delicious winter soups. There are different kinds of lentils and each lend itself to different preparation: Brown lentils are soup lentils for me as they don’t retain their shape well when cooked and in a soup, melt into beautiful creamy oblivion. Mind you, I often use a few different varieties... View Article

Radishes with Nasturtium Butter and Maldon Salt

September 7, 2019

Radishes with butter and salt is a quintessential French thing. The traditional way of serving them is slicing the radishes  in the center, but not through the stem, and sandwich them with a bit of butter that oozes out of the sides. You then dip them in good quality salt that would stick to the butter and you pop them into your moth. there is something about this simple food that is so fresh and... View Article

Summer tomatoes with grilled sourdough

September 4, 2019

  There is nothing like a good ripe tomato in the summer. Not much needs to be done to it other then slice and place on top of a delicious slice of grilled bread, perhaps with a drizzle of olive oil, special sea salt and a twist or two of black pepper. Sometimes I brush the grilled bread lightly with a pesto, made with either basil or my garden sage that it threatening to take... View Article

Rice Noodles Salad, peanuts, peanut dressing

July 18, 2019

      Sometimes nothing but a little Asian flavour would do and on those occasions I may make salad rolls, Sushi, Asian soup or a noodle salad. Here is a quick an easy version that you can adapt to what’s in your kitchen or what is in season. Enjoy Ingredients: 8 oz rice stick noodles Toppings: 1 carrot, 3 radishes, 1 celery rib , 3 asparagus, thinly sliced on a mandolin Parsley or cilantro, whole... View Article

A celebration of summer peas with yogurt-lemon dressing and mint oil

July 11, 2019

Hello everyone, it’s been a while. We returned from an epic four months stay in Australia and New Zealand earlier this spring and it’s been a whirl wind of activity ever since. I took a bit of a break from blogging but not from cooking and you can find all my new creations on Instagram on the links to the right (@oliveoilandlemons) and Facebook. I have been getting several request to post the recipes and... View Article

Carrots three ways: carrot tahini, roasted and pickled

November 20, 2018

    In late summer I received a bag of heirloom carrots, small, delicate and so fresh that they lasted a while in my fridge. I wanted to do something special with them because they were given to me by a special family that grows produce with love and integrity (sunshine farm seeds) and I wanted to honour their work and extend it to my kitchen. I thought I’d follow the trend of cooking and... View Article

Grilled eggplant with sesame oil, herbs and flat bread

November 2, 2018

    Grilling the eggplant over flames gives it a charred smoky flavour that you don’t get by roasting it in the oven. Same thing for the grilled bread. The blackened, caramelized strips on the flatbread are a good accompaniment to this eggplant dish. Having said that, if you do not have access to a grill you can still make this dish successfully roasting the eggplant in the oven and cooking the bread in a... View Article

Turnip “ravioli” with figs and gorgonzola, no, really, it’s turnip, not pasta

October 22, 2018

It’s always fun to experiment and change things around a bit. For inspiration I look to cookbooks, restaurant foods, TV food shows and online sources. Recently Masterchef Australia has been a steady source of inspiration. I have been indulging in binge watching of this show for quite sometime and it forms part of my research for our upcoming four months stay in Australia and New Zealand this winter (their summer). In one of the old... View Article

Grilled yellow zucchini ribbons

September 1, 2018

  Zucchini takes well to grilling and looks beautiful when cut into long ribbons and grilled. I had two yellow zucchini from a recent trip to the market and thought that grilling them would be nice tonight. The smoke has cleared over the valley after settling here for several weeks and we finally see the lake, the sky and can take a breath of fresh air for a change. So it was fun to be on... View Article

Radishes with butter and za’atar

August 30, 2018

Radishes and butter is a classic French “thing” but I have never had them with za’atar before. I found this recipe in Alison Roman’s book Dining In from which I have been cooking lately and thought I’d share it here, slightly adapted to my own kitchen. Za’atar is a middle eastern spice blend made with fresh thyme, oregano, sesame seeds, sumac and salt. You can make your own or buy a good za’atar at a middle eastern... View Article

Carrots and fennel two ways

August 28, 2018

One of the recent food trends is serving vegetables in both a cooked and raw form. Sometimes the raw vegetable is quick-pickled and in this recipe it is simply served raw, thinly sliced into ribbons. The combination of crisp and roasted works particularly well with carrots and fennel but slice them very thinly on a mandoline. The beautiful heirloom carrots in this dish are from Sunshine Farm Seeds here in the Okanagan (find them at the... View Article

Potato Salad with Green and Yellow Beans

July 28, 2018

Potato salad is a signature item for me and when I have company I almost always have a big dish of potato salad ready to serve when family or friends arrive. It’s an easy dish to make and flexible in terms of the ingredients you put in it. This time I had green and yellow beans so I used them but have used other ingredients in other salads. I also like adding crisp romaine to the... View Article