Corn and Seafood Chowder (Dairy-Free)

Last summer,  I created this chowder recipe specifically for my mother, who is allergic to dairy.  It uses cashew cream.   Of course, now my mother has developed a cashew allergy.  Honestly, I’m giving up.    The good news is that I truly prefer the cashew cream here to real cream, and people other than…

Fish Braised in Tomato and Simple Homemade Thai Curry Paste

It’s time to make this dish.  There are so many ripe tomatoes today, but they will be gone before we know it.  Make this dish with all of the tomatoes that you have purchased in a moment of tomato hoarding, or that have arrived in your farmshare.  Make this dish before your tomato stockpile starts…

Oil Poached Halibut with Green Fennel Seeds and Dry Apple Cider

Before I went to Gabriola Island this August, I visited my sister in Vancouver.  She lives in a beautiful neighborhood where many elderly Greek people have been lovingly tending to their gardens for thirty or more years.  She also lives near the beach.  We were walking to the beach, admiring all of the gardens and…

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…

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…

Furikaki Crusted Seared Ahi with a Salad of Spicy Vegetables

My mother and I got to cook Christmas dinner together this year.  She made a very delicious lamb roast and I made a salad from all of the amazing locally grown vegetables that you can buy on Maui in the dead of winter (watercress, kohlrabi, watermelon radishes).   The salad was spicy, crunchy and full of…

Sockeye Salmon with Blackberries and Leeks

It’s salmon and blackberry season and I am visiting my mother on Gabriola Island.  We are picking buckets of blackberries every few days, so I apologize in for the flood of blackberry recipes, but that is what we are eating.  This salmon recipe is very easy and very good.  The fish is tender and luscious…

Slow Roasted Salmon with Citrus, Fennel and Green Olives

I fell in love with a photo of this dish that I saw on Pinterest. The photo filled me with an instant and overwhelming salmon craving.  I made it once according to the directions in Bon Appétit .  I usually cook salmon quickly on high heat À la Ieva or Marinated in Spiced Yogurt with Rhubarb Chutney.  This…