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…

Fennel, Celery and Red Onion Relish

I had the pleasure of attending my first Barbeque of 2015 last weekend.  I was invited to the shin dig by my friend Saul whom I have known for 25 years!  We met as baby adults working at Bergdorf Goodman in the 90’s.  The party was being thrown by Saul’s boyfriend, Keith, in his fabulous…

Perfumed Coconut Date Shake

Yesterday, I ran errands in Manhattan.  I highly recommend visiting Manhattan during the final long weekend of summer.  It’s empty, and you get the full attention of anyone unfourtunate enough to be working at the few businesses that remain open.  As pleasant as it was to run my errands without having to contend with the usual…

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…

Blackberry, Apple, Plum Crumble (Gluten-Free)/ Gabriola Island!

My husband and I are currently visiting my mother on Gabriola Island, where almost exactly three years ago, we were married.  It has been a spectacular trip, so far mostly focused on seeing beloved family and friends.  We had a day with my Aunt Mona (of Bean Salad and Ginger Cake fame on this blog…to name…

Fresh Peaches with Meringues / Farmshare cooking

Okay, while we are on the topic of simple desserts to make with local, seasonal stone fruit, here’s a good one.  The combination of juicy fresh peaches and cloud like, nut studded meringues really works.  Sometimes meringues fail to puff up when it is humid.  It does not matter.  Dense chewy meringues are just as good…

Strawberry Shortcake For Haters / Farmshare Cooking

FARMSHARE WEEK 3 Here is the report on Week #3 of my farmshare.  Last week I got… Garlic Scapes- made into White Bean, Garlic Scape, Lemon dip.  I also made some scape pesto, but did not love it.  These were eaten with this amazing healthy gluten-free bread made from seeds and nuts from the blog My…