Adaptable Slow Roasted Salmon with Citrus, Herbs and Root Vegetables with their Greens (beet, turnip and radish variations) / Farmshare Cooking Weeks 3 and 4

FARMSHARE COOKING WEEK 3 Shell peas, radishes and romaine- Made into salad with Smokey Buttermilk Dressing Baby bok choy, spring onions-  Used in Healthy Ramen with Homemade Rice Noodles Radish tops- Sauteed with spring onions and eaten with eggs Strawberries-  Eaten with gluten-free whole grain cereal for breakfast FARMSHARE COOKING WEEK 4 Shell peas and…

On Dreams, Regret and Coconut Passionfruit Chia Seed Pudding

Nearly 10 years ago, I had a very vivid dream that I still often think about.  It was episodic, and each scene was dedicated to one of my friends who, in the distant future of this dream, were being lauded and rewarded for their artistic achievements after years of hard work and dedication.  My composer…

Paul’s a Sweet Pea Soup/ Farmshare cooking weeks 1 and 2

   Our friend Paul is a sweet pea.  He is the beloved man of one of the very best people that I know (Kerthy).  He is a ridiculously good photographer and film DP.  Sometimes he takes a photo for this blog and when he does,  I get tons of compliments on how my photography is…

Salmon Ceviche (inspired by Chile)

My husband and I spent most of last January in Chile working on this puppet show and then traveling a bit.  It was a glorious southern hemisphere summer.  We ate a lot of terrific food, which I have been putting off sharing until the weather got warmer in my home hemisphere. Chile has 2,563 miles…

A Curried Lentil Salad from Cousin Gary

A few weeks ago, my favourite cousin Gary came to visit me for a few days.  I love my family, and I have a whole slew of awesome cousins.  So, when I say that Gary is my favourite cousin, know that he has beaten out out a dozen or so other amazing cousins for this…

Roasted Radish and Fennel Salad with Walnut Gremolata (Cotton-tail salad)

I love radishes with all my little heart.  I love them raw, so I was skeptical about roasting them.  Maybe you are too?  Roasting brings out the sweet side of the radish and tames the spice, making them palatable to the radish adverse.  Roasted radishes are sweet, juicy and retain their crispness nicely.   I’ve paired…

Cauliflower Roasted with Curry and Cashew Butter

I recently wrote about the foods that I miss from my childhood home, Maui.  I decided not to mention an entire genre of delicious hippy cuisine, served up at potlucks, vegetarian and/ or vegan restaurants and health food store lunch counters.  This food is a gleeful mash up of vegetarian food from all over the…

Roasted Celery and Buttermilk Soup

When I was in my 20s my friends and I had a game that we liked to play with any new person that we met.  We would each list the 10 foods that we would take if we were going to be stuck on a desert island for the rest of our life.    You could…