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 […]

Raw Nutty Energy Balls

These energy balls are quick and easy to make and are a great snack anytime you need a sweet treat or with your favourite cup of tea.  Store in a Tupperware container in your refrigerator for up to a week or freeze and take a few to work and they will be ready to eat […]

Kale and Artichoke Dip

My food choices have been less than stellar in 2014 so I decided to start the new year off with healthy, clean eating and made a commitment to myself to make more vegan and vegetarian meals.   Don’t tell M. as I will be slipping these in and hope he doesn’t notice ! LOL ! […]

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. […]

Sauteed Kale with Dried Plums

My sister Alice gave me some of her dried purple plums when I was visiting Kamloops last week so I wanted to prepare a dish that would include them.  So if you like the taste of sweet and savory this dish is for you.  I made this last night for my friends Debbie and Warren […]

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

Print Recipe Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes and Walnuts These steamed green beans are tossed with cherry tomatoes, onions and walnuts and can easily be made ahead of any gathering of friends and family. Course Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish Cuisine American, French, Vegan, Vegetarian Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Servings people […]

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 […]

Refrigerator Bran Muffins

Yes these muffins have everything but the refrigerator in them but the cool thing is that you can keep the batter in the fridge for up to 6 weeks and make them in small batches so they are always fresh.  Who wouldn’t want a fresh baked muffin in the morning and they only take 15 […]