Shiny Tomato Salsa

SalsaEach fall the woman in our family get together to make big batches of canned salsa. It’s a tradition that’s been in our family for over 20 years. It happens each fall in my mom’s kitchen, with all of us pitching in. Continue reading

Wild Mushroom and White Bean Orzo Pasta Salad

Mushroom White Bean Pasta saladI can’t stop thinking about the wild mushroom pasta salad at Tractor Foods, a local restaurant up the street. I’ve adapted their version – they use ditalini pasta and truffled ricotta cheese – into this paired down, but equally delicious, version. Continue reading

Zucchini Feta Pancakes with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Zucchini PancakesZucchini pancakes are a good way to use up those end-of-summer zucchinis. Our friends Louie and Nat gifted us with a couple of monster-sized zucchinis. Continue reading

Baked Mushroom Arancini

baked aranciniArancini are delightful bundles of starchy goodness filled with a gooey cheese surprise. They’re also a handy way to use up leftover risotto.  Continue reading

Lemon Cream Scones

scones with jam

Most summers, Mom likes to bring out her beautiful china, her beautiful, hand-embroidered linens and host an old-fashioned tea party in her beautiful garden. Everybody lends a hand and makes the tea sandwiches and dainty desserts. The least I can do is bake some scones that are worthy of the time Mom takes for one of our favourite traditions. Continue reading

Shiny Tomato Gazpacho

Tomato GazpachoI recently whizzed up this shiny tomato gazpacho for a family tea party. I love the bright, refreshing, and juicy flavour of the tomato and cucumber. This cold soup goes down especially well on a hot summer day. Continue reading

Farm Fresh Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

IMG_1757Recently we visited the Vockeroth farm in Alberta’s heartland and experienced some farm-to-table eating. We fed the chickens and reaped the rewards at breakfast the next day by scrambling those fresh eggs. Continue reading

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