Retro Cobb Salad.

Retro Cobb Salad.

Cobb Salad. My wife was asking me to get some of my good salad recipes to print. She reminded me of some of my signature salads I have made for her over the decades. In recent menus that I have produced, scrumptious salads would be just as exciting as an entrée. Over the years I still shop at Granville Island, Mary’s Garden and the White Rock Farmers Market to gather some first class vegetables that do not appear at the local markets and grocery stores. First class tomatoes from area farms along with heirloom varieties from the Mediterranean , Israel, and...
Coconut Beer Shrimp

Coconut Beer Shrimp

  O man the famous in season north waters spot prawns are now showing up at the docks and markets. I look forward to getting this premium quality shrimp that disappear as fast as they are caught. Usually shipped off to Dubai and Japan. But this year the trade economy is weak and the number #1 fancy seafood which is sold abroad for many more dollars. Demand is low and the catch this season is abundant. I managed to talk a fisherman into giving me a kilo for 25 bucks in the pouring rain down at the Grandville Docks. Nothing starts a back yard get together talking about...
Knotty Pine Express Blueberry Muffins

Knotty Pine Express Blueberry Muffins

 The one Item that I liked  at the Knotty Pine was Blueberry Muffins and cup of fresh brewed coffee! Jill Jacques would make these seasonal  mini-muffins for the Mrs. J’s outlets. Here is a quick recipe with good tasting results! You will need; 2 1/4 cups flour 2 Tbsp baking powder 3/4 tsp bicarb soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup sugar 1 fresh egg 1 1/2 cups buttermilk 6 Tbs oil 1/1/2 cups blueberries. fresh or frozen Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Prepare 1 dozen muffin cups by greasing and flouring, or use paper liners. In a bowl or 4 cup measuring cup, stir together dry...
Strawberries Are Ready

Strawberries Are Ready

The first crop of Baker Breeze Farms strawberries are being picked while I add this post. Rhubarb is close and should be ready by Sunday. I just got some rolled oats and almond flour. A one pot strawberry rhubarb with raw honey cooked down and spread on a crust of buttered almond flour and buttered and toasted rolled oats. Love these simple to make squares. Simple is good!
Wild Mushroom Bonanza

Wild Mushroom Bonanza

Wild mushroom Bonanza Living here on the west coast provides us with so many interesting places to walk and hike as well as find hidden natural sources of native herbs, berries and mushrooms. I’ve found sources of wild mushrooms sea asparagus, fiddleheads, watercress, wild berries, wild thyme, lovage and chives. My wife and I have covered a lot of ground here in BC walking, birding and checking out the flora and fauna in several different locations of this beautiful province. A neighbour who spent his whole life here in this area would tell me stories of the amount of...