OK, now it feels like summer

Jul 23, 2011 / 5:00 am

  When you’re used to living in Paradise, days of wind and rain just don’t seem like they belong. When you hear of everywhere else getting the heat and you’re still putting on a sweater and not sitting on the deck at night, well that just seems unfair. Finally though, d

Fruit Salad with Honey Sauce

Jul 19, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: diced fruit of your choice, approx. 4 cups (eg. strawberries, apples, bananas, grapes, pitted cherries) 1 cup of plain yoghurt 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons of raw honey (liquid works best for me) 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon

Coming of age

Jul 16, 2011 / 5:00 am

  This past week my stepdaughter, Chloae, turned 18, thus officially becoming an adult in many ways. As I pondered the poignancy of that it occurred to me that as young people come of age, food is something that tends to change too. Is there such a thing as adult food? I guess you co

Too Much of a Good Thing?

Jul 9, 2011 / 5:00 am

  She says: Food has become a trendy topic. We have a TV network dedicated to it. Dining is trendy too, with endless possibilities for table décor and ambience, whether you eat in or out. There truly is something for everybody. Of course, like most things, we tend to all jump

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Jul 7, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch slices 1 onion, chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic 6 cups canned fat free chicken broth 1 (16-ounce) jar salsa 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons

Roasted Green Chili Corn Chowder

Jul 6, 2011 / 5:00 am

ŹIngredients: ½ cup butter (1stick) 2 potatoes, diced 1 onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 carrot, diced 1 celery stalk, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 quart low sodium chicken stock Corn sliced o

As Canadian as . . .

Jul 2, 2011 / 5:00 am

Sitting on the edge of summer with our national day of pride upon us, I am reminded of that phrase our neighbours to the south use: “As American as hot dogs and apple pie”. It doesn’t sound like much of a meal, and I am not sure where they cornered the market on apples being Ame

Curried Quinoa Salad

Jun 22, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients:   1 cup quinoa (can be found with grains/nuts in most bulk food sections) 2.5 cups of water 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon yellow curry powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 cup of minced fresh herbs - add one or all of fresh parsley, cilantro,

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Jun 21, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 1/2 C flour (I used whole wheat) 1/2 C sugar (any kind) 3 TBSP cocoa 1 TBSP baking powder 1 TSP baking soda 1/2 TSP salt   Preparation: Stir and combine all the above cake ingredients. Make well in centre and pour in:

As time goes by

Jun 18, 2011 / 5:00 am

  As we get older, it becomes easier to reminisce about things. We have more memories to look back on of course, but sometimes we look back to remember things that were of a certain time in our life but aren’t as prominent anymore. It’s good to remember, because it keeps thos


Jun 17, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1/4 tsp or more to taste of fresh grated ginger 1 clove of minced garlic 1/4 c butter 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 tbsp lemon rind 1/2 tsp of Tabasco sauce 3 tbsp of grated white or red onion 3 tbsp of brown sugar 1 tsp o

Tzaziki Dip

Jun 11, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 cup plain yogurt 1 cup sour cream 1/2 grated cucumber 2-3 cloves of garlic, press in garlic press 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon dried dill 1/2 teaspoon each dried oregano

Highs and lows

Jun 11, 2011 / 5:00 am

When Martin’s daughter was little, we used to have a tradition at the dinner table called, “Highs and Lows”. It was about the moments in your day that stuck out on either end of the scale, and it was mostly really about quality time and knowing what mattered. One of the interest

Chickens donít have fingers, do they?

Jun 4, 2011 / 5:00 am

She says: As summer dawns this week (we hope) and the kids are released from school soon, it makes me think of all that time I remember as a kid myself, loose in front of the family fridge…what, I wondered, do most kids eat through the summer in today’s world? Ph

Mexican Bean Dip

Jun 3, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 Can Old El Paso Refried Beans 1 Cup Sour Cream 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise 1 Pkg. Taco Seasoning Mix 1 Tsp. Lemon Juice Chopped White and/or Green Onions (Optional) Grated Cheddar Cheese Tortilla Chips (Multigrain or Regular)  

Eat your crusts

May 28, 2011 / 5:00 am

  She says: Do you remember hearing your parents say that when you were young? The rest of the comment was usually reinforced with the fact that there were children starving in Africa. Guess what? There are still children starving in Africa (as well as many other places) and there is

Simple Caesar Salad dressing

May 26, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 3 tbsp Mayo 1 tsp white wine vinegar or fresh lemon juice 2 tsp Dijon 2 tsp water 1 or 2 cloves of garlic (based on your taste) 2 tbsp Olive Oil salt and pepper   Preparation: Combine all ingredients together and mix well

New restaurant: oops, it's gone!

May 21, 2011 / 5:00 am

    Photo: Contributed   He says: I was reading about a trend in New York called, “Pop Up Restaurants.” These are the equivalent of raves for the food industry. A few people get together, find a location, renovate it a

Dirty Toes & Sticky Fingers

May 14, 2011 / 5:00 am

She says: This weekend will mark the official beginning of the “sunny season” at Rabbit Hollow. It’s more than spring, as it runs into summer, but it’s the feeling that lasts right through until September. You know, when we get to be outside and soak up the sun. Someti

Mumís the word

May 7, 2011 / 5:00 am

  Mother’s Day is this Sunday, but my Mom was just here for a whole glorious ten days from Easter onwards, so I got my dose in early. We got to just hang out, which is something we have enjoyed my whole life. My Mom and I like to talk – not just chat, but talk passionately ab