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Mushroom Soup with Foraged Hedgehog Mushrooms

November 14, 2019

    Here is a mushroom soup that I made with foraged hedgehog mushroom from Scott Moran @kelownaforager.  These are special, fragrant variety that is similar to chanterelles but the underside does not have the normal gills or pores but rather soft hair or spine-like structure under the cap. I first tried them this summer and was quite taken by their perfume. It was quite amazing really, such prominent fragrance. I used them un different... View Article

Clean the fridge salad with sherry vinaigrette

November 13, 2019

      If you buy a lot of food inevitably some vegetables will linger in the fridge, not going bad but needing to be used. This is the time to put a few of them together and make a nice crunchy salad that is substantial enough to stand on its own as lunch or light dinner with good bread. This hardly require a recipe but here are a few ideas of might go into... View Article

Three lentil soup

November 13, 2019

    Once fall arrives soup season begins in my kitchen. I make a soup in a large le Creuset pot and then store it in 2-3 mason jars in the fridge so it’s ready to warm up as I wish. Lentil soups are regulars here and I usually mix 2-3 types of lentils together to make it more interesting. Soup for me is second nature and I don ‘t need a recipe to make... View Article

Roasted butternut squash with hazelnut butter and pomegranates

November 11, 2019

  As much as I missed summer, fall produce kind of makes me forget about it eventually. This is late fall squash season and butternut, acorn, delicata, buttercup and more are piled high on the stands at the markets. I do my share to support local producers so I buy a lot of them. They look lovely on the counter, waiting their turn to be cooked, bringing a seasonal element and beautiful shapes and colour... View Article

Roasted Butternut Squash Mini Pancakes, vegan

November 3, 2019

    With all the beautiful squashes that are available at the markets of course I am buying and cooking them frequently. Roasting squashed of all kinds is probably my favourite way of serving them and then I can also use the roasted flesh to make into soups, use in baking and like this morning, use them in pancakes. I made these with leftover roasted butternut squash from yesterday and they were lovely, although I... View Article

Roasted Carnival squash with crispy lentils and cashew cream

October 29, 2019

    So I am trying to keep up with my instagram posts and post them on the blog with a recipe at the same time. This can be a problem as I often have more than one Instagram post a day. I’ll have to figure out a happy balance but the problem is the followers on Instagram are asking for the recipes and I feel that I need to provide. We’ll see how it... View Article

Sweet Potatoes and black beans with Chili Lime Dressing

October 17, 2019

    My kind of salad, with sweet potatoes, black beans, pomegranate seeds and chopped pistachios combined for a  spectrum of textures and flavours. I make this salad all year round and change it a little with every season. In the fall I add pomegranates or even firm, ripe pears for a touch of fruity flavour. In the summer I add fresh corn, roasted on the grill and scraped off the cob into a waiting... View Article

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

Sage Pesto

September 5, 2019

Sage pesto Here is an easy recipe for a pesto that doesn’t use basil and goes well with vegetables. Sage grows in my rooftop garden as a perennial that comes back strong and vigorous every year. In fact I had to cut it back early in the season to prevent it from going too wild. I make this pesto much like a basil pesto but changed the core ingredients to sage and pistachios or walnuts... 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

Sydney Cooking School: DYI Dumpling Cooking Class and Recipe

January 20, 2019

    As soon as we arrived in Sydney (and even before) I was looking for cooking classes teaching Asian cuisine. I was interested in Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Malaysian, whatever I could find. From watching hours of Masterchef Australia I knew that there is a major Asian influence on Australian cooking, likely because of the proximity to South East Asia. From watching the show it seemed like almost everyone knows how to cook Asian food... View Article