Category Archives: summer

Grilled Lamb Chops with Braised Beet and Cabbage Salad

It’s funny how some dishes can pop into your head, even when they are completely out of season. I mention this because when I spied tender young beets from The Beet Box and a perky head of Napa cabbage from … Continue reading

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The Best Grilled Vegetable Salad Ever

I am usually reluctant to call any recipe of mine ‘the best ever’ but after my husband raved incessantly upon tasting this creation, I’ve decided the tagline is deserved, this time. This dish was inspired by the sight of many … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon Candy

Sweet, salty, chewy and slightly peppery, you’ve probably never tasted smoked salmon like this before. I first discovered salmon candy on a visit to the iconic Granville Island Market in Vancouver, BC years ago and I haven’t been able to … Continue reading

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Quick Pickled Asparagus

In case you haven’t noticed, I am more than a little infatuated with asparagus this year. I don’t know if I still have ‘post-too-cold-too-long-winter’ syndrome or if our local farmers are producing extra-delicious stalks, but I just can’t get enough … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Salsa

I just cannot get enough of juicy, ripe local strawberries. While we are now fortunate to be able to enjoy them all summer long thanks to everbearing plants, there is something irresistible about the first crop in June. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Mousse

So often rhubarb is either used ‘as is’ in pies or fruit crumbles, or stewed up and served in rather uninspiring-looking ways. Taking the time to puree the cooked fruit not only makes it look a little more attractive, it … Continue reading

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