Roasted Potato Salad with Grilled Onions

Roasted Potato Salad

This roasted potato salad is a nice alternative to typical potato salad. Roasting the potatoes elevates this salad and the fresh herbs and parmesan give it a bistro-style flair. Continue reading

Spaghetti with Tomato Water, Basil and Garlic

Pasta with Tomato Water, Basil, and Garlic

How can you resist a plate of glistening pasta like this? The buttery tomato sauce wraps itself around the warm pasta like a big ol’ hug. Continue reading

Cream Cheese with Apricot Chipotle Spread

Chipotle-Apricot Cream Cheese SpreadThis spicy jam topped appetizer was introduced to me by Lorena, our friend from Oaxaca. She was visiting Vancouver a couple of summers ago with her husband Sal and family and we got together with them and our friends often. Continue reading

Marinated Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomato

IMG_6607.JPGThese marinated tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella ask to be scooped onto a nice chunk of crusty bread and devoured. Continue reading

Red Wine Sangria

IMG_6536.JPGAlthough summer’s almost over, it’s not too late to make a batch of red wine sangria. Continue reading

Asparagus and Pea Risotto

Asparagus and Pea Risotto

This asparagus risotto has a simple and fresh flavour. The earthy nuttiness of the parmesan goes really well with the spring vegetables, even though it’s summer. Continue reading


Coconut mojitoOne of summer’s most refreshing cocktails gets kicked up a notch with the addition of mint in the simple syrup and a splash of coconut rum. Continue reading


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