Watermelon Gazpacho (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

I’ve written about this soup before, but I feel that the praises I sing bear repeating.  When I am called upon to make a summertime dinner for a crowd of people, this watermelon gazpacho is usually involved.  For example, I made it last August when I was the chef for The Freight.  The Freight is a…

Tomato Soup with Smoked Paprika

I started imagining this soup in the late winter, when good tomatoes and the time to cook seemed like a distant and impossible fantasy.  I just scribbled out the basic idea and waited for August to come. It was worth the wait.  My mother and I made this soup from amazing local tomatoes grown by…

Blackberry Curd

The drought in British Colombia made the blackberries more scarce than usual this summer.  In response to the lack of berries I came up with a really good blackberry picking innovation.  I have a leather jacket that I have owned since I was 18.  I was trying it on for fun and the salesman thought…

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup/ Farmshare Cooking weeks 8 and 9

FARMSHARE COOKING WEEK 8 Lettuce, Beets and Cucumbers-  Made into Salads Starring Beets Broccoli-  Made into Curried Broccoli Soup with Cashew Cream Eggplant- Broiled with Miso Honey Sauce Plums- Made into Plum Chutney for Spicy Chickpea Pancakes Blueberries-  Eaten on top of gluten-free whole grain cereal for breakfasts Peaches-  Eaten with Gluten-Free Coconut Pancakes and…

Summertime Black Forest Cake (Gluten-Free)

I promised to post this a while back and then I got really busy.  A few years a go I made very rich gluten-free black forest trifles for my late winter birthday.  This Black Forest cake is different.  The cake is light and springy.  The cream is barely sweet.  The cherries are fresh.  I’ve made…