Farmshare Skillet Breakfast

My husband and I call this “Skillet Breakfast” because we make it in our giant cast iron skillet and usually eat it directly out of the pan. We also eat it sometimes for dinner. It evolved directly out of the need to process as much of our farmshare as we could on the weekend, so that the vegetables were prepared and ready to eat with as little fuss as possible later in the week.

Colorful and Delicious Black Rice Bowls

We made these delicious black rice bowls at the Run a Luncheonetter Camp in August and served them to the parents at the end of the week. I will absolutley be making this dish again. It is an ideal dish to serve to a large group of people with divergent tastes and dietary restrictions. Whichever topping they choose, it will taste great and look gorgeous!

Blistered Green Beans with Walnut Vinaigrette

We received a truly astonishing quantity of green beans from our farmshare in August and September. This is how we ate them for weeks and we didn’t get tired of it! Green Beans are not in season here in November, but I like to have them at Thanksgiving. This recipe would make a great Thanksgiving dish. It is very fast and easy to make.

All the Thanksgiving Recipes (2022)

It’s been a while since I rounded these up for easy access. I can see on the backend of the site that this is what folks are looking for, so I thought I’d make it easy for you! I hope that your Thanksgiving is full of loved ones, gratitude and thoughtful reflection. I’ve specified which…

Blackberry Plum Pavlova/ Eaton Mess

For a few years before the pandemic, my mother’s family gathered on Gabriola Island in British Columbia for a big reunion every year.  Our family is like a snowball, gathering friends and in-laws and out-laws in as it rolls along.  This pavlova  recipe was given to me by a friend of my cousin Sarah who…

Seafood Broth (with transformational powers)

This seafood broth was the opening course of the Garden of Alchemy Dinner representing the transformational power of the element of water. Guests were served a tea cup with butterfly pea blossoms and a fish fashioned out of a green chili pepper and lime leaves inside. There was a sticky Thai rice ball with seaweed and a…

An Edible Forest Floor/ Pickled Mushrooms, Parsley Moss and Walnut Soil

I made an edible forest floor for the Earth course of the Garden of Alchemy Dinner in late October. Each course of the dinner was inspired and evoked by one of the alchemical elements (Water, Air, Fire, Earth). The Pickled Mushrooms, Parsley Moss and Walnut Soil that I’m sharing here were just a few of the elements on the plate for the Earth Course.