Chicken Caesar Salad

I made this Chicken Caesar Salad last night after I found a head of iceberg lettuce leftover from a delicious taco dinner we had on the weekend. During the summer months our adult children love to come to the cottage on the weekends.  Fortunately for M and I, they don’t come empty handed and bring […]

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Feta

This is one of my favorite “go to” salads in the summer months when tomatoes are abundant and taste the best. So on a hot summer day like today, we made this tomato cucumber salad as our main course.  We also like to make this salad as a side dish when we are barbecuing chicken […]

Portobello Mushroom Soup !

Ever since the temperature dropped this week, all I can think of is soup!  To make this delicious soup all you need is two large portobello mushrooms, a handful of cremini or white mushrooms, onion, coconut milk and stock. Save time by chopping the vegetable coarsely and don’t over cook them since they will be […]

Roasted Veggie Whole Grain Sorghum Salad

Make this easy whole grain sorghum salad for your summer family barbeque and because it’s gluten-free you won’t have to worry about your guests not being able to eat it.  Or if you don’t want to cook every night then prep this salad at the beginning of the week and store in the fridge for […]

Kale Salad

Our first winter in Florida has been a busy one with our home renovations so to create some balance in our lives, we decided to explore our creative side and become members of the Morean Art Center where they offer a variety of classes in glass, clay, painting, jewelry, metal and photography and much, much more.  What’s so […]

No-Knead Whole Wheat Bread

Being a baker’s daughter had it’s benefits when I was growing up.  Anytime we needed bread, donuts, cookies or pastries, Mom would call Dad at the bakery or let him know the night before what we needed the next day.   When Dad was the baker, we never baked at home and that was our reality. […]

Curried Turkey Patties

What to do with your leftover turkey, sweet potatoes and gravy ?  Why not make these yummy patties.  If you have a lot of turkey leftover then make another batch with regular mashed potatoes too and see which one your family likes best.   Both potatoes work well with this recipe.    Don’t forget to bring out […]

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes and Walnuts

Mom’s Potato Salad with a Twist !

Today Ann and I are hosting a farewell dinner for Eva who is moving to 100 Mile House next month from beautiful Canoe Pass Village here in Ladner.  For dinner we are serving fresh West Coast sockeye salmon stuffed with crab and shrimp, along with Mom’s potato salad and a green bean (Brechbohnen in German)  […]

Coconut Shrimp with Brown Basimati Rice

This simple recipe was adapted from one I found on the Food & Wine website.  This recipe called for cilantro but it wasn’t available here so I substituted it with fresh spinach and basil.   The original recipe was twice the size so I reduced it by half and adjusted some of the spices as […]