Agwa Mojitos!

OK, so before you tell me I am perfectly aware that it is the middle of winter and not really mojito season. But sometimes a girl’s gotta live in denial.

Fresh Winter Potato Salad

I was walking home tonight, thinking about what to make for supper. I wanted to eat garlic, having just read an inspiring paragraph about its health benefits in the book Food Security for the Faint of Heart…

Quinoa, Fennel and Pomegranate Salad

I found a recipe that I am super inspired by. It’s by Yotam Ottolenghi, published in this month’s issue of Bon Appetit magazine. Yotam is an Israeli-born chef who is renowned for his treatment of vegetables.

Moroccan Carrot Salad

At this time of year I can get my favourite carrots. They’re grown in Lillooet and are amazingly sweet and delicious. The only carrots I’ve had with more flavour were from my own garden. When I worked in a produce department we used to sell out of them constantly, so I know that I’m not…

Coronation Chicken Salad

I have posted this recipe before, but it was buried in another post I wanted it to be easier to find for the folks who are looking for the recipes from the wedding picnic menu.  I usually poach my chicken for this recipe which also produces a wonderful chicken broth. However, since we were multiplying this…

Blueberry Compote, Blueberry Salad Dressing, Blueberry Cocktails….

There are many amazing  foods that define the local cuisine of British Columbia.  It is one of the most bountiful and delicious places in the world….especially if your ideal diet consists of salmon, berries and hazelnuts. Blueberries are abundant and delicious in August. I realize that this post is coming late, but what can I…

Road Trip Peach and Corn Salsa

We spent most of our camper honeymoon lingering in Utah.  Then we sped through Colorado, Kansas, Missouri (pausing briefly to admire St Louis…GREAT CITY), Illinois and Kentucky to reach Tennessee.  Utah is an astonishingly beautiful place.  The landscape really deserves the adjective AWESOME.  However, Utah does not seem like a place that would be easy to…

Roasted Potato Salad with Garlic and Rosemary

I went through a period during college and for years after when I made this salad a lot.  I  had not made it in years, but thought to include it in the menu for our wedding picnic because  it does well sitting out a room temperature and it uses fairly inexpensive ingredients that were in season….

Mona’s Bean Salad

I have kept a recipe note book since I was in the 6th grade.  Before that there are a few random recipes in earlier diaries…but I started keeping a dedicated notebook in when I was 12  (the same year that my little sis was born). I used that note book until I was half way…