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Category: Appetizers

Three-step Seafood Ceviche

Three-step Seafood Ceviche

In our house, I often refer to my guy as ‘Chef’. Although I am using it as a term of endearment, he dislikes this title intensely.  Mostly because he feels it hasn’t been earned. As a culinary school grad, he has massive respect for his […]

Scrumptious Spot Prawns in Sauce

Scrumptious Spot Prawns in Sauce

If you choose to eat in-season, selecting foods that are available only at certain times of year, it can be a challenge. I admit it…I’m weak. I buy frozen mango year round and am often tempted by the luscious tropical fruits that have been imported […]

Come and Get It Corn Bread!

Come and Get It Corn Bread!

 I admit it…I have not always been a corn bread fan. I usually find it a bit too dry and too sweet for my taste. However, like everything else in his restaurant Chef George Kulai, seems to have figured out how to make it taste great. […]

Whet your Whistle Moules Frites

Whet your Whistle Moules Frites

Granville Island is one of my happy places. The colours, sights, sounds and….mmmm smells, never fail to delight me. I can wander around the market for hours, fascinated with all of the exotic ingredients, clever art and inspiring floral arrangements. There’s no shortage of fantastic eateries […]

Scallops and Phyllo and Dates…Oh My!

Scallops and Phyllo and Dates…Oh My!

Although I’ve always been a tried and true foodie…lately it is has been taken up a notch. Actually, a few notches. I’m dating someone who is studying to be a chef. Therefore recipes, menu planning, plating techniques…are all we talk about. YEP, we’re food nerds. […]

Too Cool Raita

Too Cool Raita

I sincerely appreciate the generous willingness of my interviewees to share recipes! Sometimes, it is a difficult thing to do…not because people aren’t willing to let go of a “secret recipe” but many know that they have access to certain ingredients or appliances, that most […]

In A Pickle!

In A Pickle!

Recently I have learned that there are very few things that will result in the pulling out of Grandma’s recipe books faster than a discussion over pickles! I’m not going to lie to you, expert at canning, I am NOT. But I am always game to […]

Don’t be such a… Jerk Prawns

Don’t be such a… Jerk Prawns

Show of hands…who’s ready for their kids to go back to school? I sincerely apologize to my infinitely patient, home schooling friends, as I’m bowing down to you now! I do revel in having them at home, I appreciate the schedule-less life BUT after today’s boisterous […]

Simply Delicious Salsa Verde

Simply Delicious Salsa Verde

This lovely recipe is from Diane Babyuk of Baby Salsa, Nanaimo GREEN SALSA (SALSA VERDE) ~ 1 quart  1 lb fresh Tomatillos (Peel and wash) ¼ lb of Jalapeño or Serrano peppers – stems removed ¼ of a medium White or Yellow onion 1 clove […]