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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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)  […]

Summer Salsa !

It’s time again for a great summer salad that works well on it’s own or as a side for any summer meal.  Last week I had a two mangoes, an avocado and a red pepper in my fridge and needed to find a recipe that was easy to put together without the usual conveniences of […]